Storytelling App Is Powerful Learning Tool
Now thanks to a TED prize, support from the Knight Foundation, and the expertise of Pittsburgh-based MAYA Design, anyone with a smartphone can access a virtual story corps booth and record oral histories, interviews, and more.
Parenting for Technology Futures
Nourbakhsh recognizes the advent of digital education as certain and full of opportunities for new kinds of learning. But he advises parents to ask, “How do I give my child the best possible preparation for a post-human future powered by technology?
Bearing Witness: Catching Up With Hear Me's Jessica Pachuta
Jessica Pachuta is project codirector at Hear Me, a youth empowerment and media initiative at Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab. As Director of Hear Me 101, Jessica trains teens in Pittsburgh high schools to create documentaries and bring their messages to decision makers. She spoke with us about what she’s learning from spending so much time hanging out with politically engaged young people through Hear Me.
Pittsburgh Youth Speak Out to Improve Relations with Police
With help from the Hear Me project and Allies for Children, Pittsburgh youth led public input on hiring the city’s next police chief.
Can Teens’ Recorded Messages to Incarcerated Parents be a Turning Point for Prisoners?
A partnership between the Hear Me project and Amachi Pittsburgh gave kids with incarcerated parents the chance to tell their stories—and parents the chance to listen.
How Today’s Digital Media Helps Kids Find and Tell Their Stories
When kids learn how to create media, not just consume it, a world of opportunities opens up for them to share what matters in their lives.
For Rural Kids, Technology Opens New Horizons
In the coal fields of West Virginia, there are now 3D printers and robots in classrooms. Here’s how technology is giving kids in this region a peek at a new kind of future.
Do Digital Tools Belong in Preschool?
With guidance from Fred Rogers, early childhood educators in Pittsburgh are putting today’s technologies into classrooms in ways that make sense for young learners.
Dror Yaron reflects on SXSWedu 2013, looks forward to IDEC
Reservations for IDEC 2013 are due tomorrow. Dror Yaron from CMU's CREATE Lab reflects on his trip to SXSWedu in March, and looks forward to the coming IDEC gathering.