Monthly Archives: October 2021

playful by design

Digital Futures Commission to Launch Report, Playful by Design

by Al Mik
October 27, 2021

So often the digital world of children is stated in binaries – on or offline, good or bad actors, opportunity or harm – but the lived reality of children is more complicated.  Where on and off can be seamless and simultaneous, too much of a good thing can be bad, or something meant for one […]

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Announcing the ‘21 Promising Ventures Fellowship Cohort

by Promise Venture Studio
October 18, 2021

Since the pandemic began, we’ve witnessed unprecedented changes in how we work and live, changes that have had a tremendous influence on the early childhood space. We’ve seen a country at war with an unrelenting virus, tremendous economic hardship, an overdue reckoning with racism and discrimination; we’ve seen the disruption of child care services and […]

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Engaging Parents in Children’s Digital Learning—Without Charts and Graphs

by Jason Krogh
October 13, 2021

Like many digital learning products, Sago Mini provides tools to engage parents in their child’s play experience. However, unlike most similar products, you won’t find a single chart, graph, score, or badge that measures your child’s success.  It’s well-established in the industry that while parents often express an interest in having dashboards that track their […]

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Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

What Practitioners Learned by Reassessing Our Tools for Outreach During the Pandemic

by Phoebe Owens
October 7, 2021

The effort to find creative solutions to reach our under-connected, undercounted, underrepresented, and underserved neighbors, especially children, families, and seniors, during a global pandemic can inspire changes in the way we work. This time in which we live is issuing a challenge to us— to reach into the digital divide as much as we hope […]

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