Monthly Archives: July 2020

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Media Images and Their Impact on Children: A Call to Action

by Donna Mitroff, PhD
July 30, 2020

The following post was originally published by the Children’s Media Association and appears here with permission. On June 3, 2020, The New York Times published an article titled, “Please Stop Showing the Video of George Floyd’s Death” by Melanye Price. Ms. Price made the case that repeated showings of this and other videos of African […]

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An Interview with Mindy Brooks, UX Director for Google Play & Kids & Family Initiatives

by Catherine Jhee
July 24, 2020

Mindy Brooks is the Director of UX for Google Play, and one of the key masterminds around the creation of a new Kids section that features Teacher Approved apps on Google Play. Her kids and family team focuses on designing technology that meets the needs of families around the world and helps other teams understand […]

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XR for Informal Learning at iLRN 2020

by Corinne Brenner
July 20, 2020

Corinne Brenner, a researcher and learning scientist at Killer Snails, a development studio that produces science games, moderated a panel at iLRN 2020 about the use of XR for learning in informal environments on June 25, 2020. Corinne shares highlights from the panel, which took place in a virtual environment, with us here.   The […]

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Inspiring Next Gen Public Media Audiences

Why Public Media Matters for Gen Z and Vice Versa 

by Catherine Jhee
July 14, 2020

“It’s hard to think of a more important audience than kids who are developing their sense of self and their connections to their communities all in this fairly messy and quickly evolving media landscape.”  – Michael Preston Even before the massive disruptions that have now defined 2020, public media leaders were expressing a growing urgency […]

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IDEO Reimaging Learning Challenge

How Would You Reimagine Learning? 5 Visions for Our Post-COVID Future

by Simone Stolzoff and Lia Wesp, IDEO
July 8, 2020

In May 2020, IDEO launched the COVID-19 Reimagine Learning Challenge as a global call to invite parents, students, and educators to share ideas to address the educational challenges that we are facing now. The Challenge drew more than 400 responses from around the world within the three-week submission period. Sesame Workshop and the Joan Ganz […]

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