The Simple Interactions that Make Learning Possible (Part Three)
Sometimes a Remake Learning idea will go beyond a one-time exposure or a one-afternoon experience. It can become embedded within the extended and intimate relationships children have already formed with the adults near them. The “Baby Promise” project, funded through a Spark award from The Sprout Fund, was delivered through a home-visiting program for parents and young children. The project sought to promote creative and constructive use of new technology, like touchscreens, in the early development of young children.
The Simple Human Interactions That Make Learning Possible (Part Two)
What makes us try new things, especially when new things do not come easily? What makes us stick with challenges when we can see that others appear better and faster? Persistence, or grit, or stick-to-itiveness develops in us through enriching interactions with those near us, especially when we are trying, failing, and struggling.
The Simple Human Interactions That Make Learning Possible
Looking at Pittsburgh’s Remake Learning movement, it is easy to be dazzled by the array of technology-enhanced approaches to support children’s learning. From traditional computers to the latest touchscreen devices, from 3-D printers to state-of-the-art multimedia classrooms, creative individuals and organizations have tried to put the best technological inventions to use. These approaches may seem different from what was considered “traditional” or “regular.” But there is something essential across traditional and innovative approaches that makes children’s learning and growing possible.
Tapping, Clicking, and Reading Through the Digital Wild West
In their new book, “Tap, Click, Read,” authors Lisa Guernsey and Michael Levine ask "How will kids ever learn to read when technology is everywhere?" They find answers in some surprising places.
Fred Rogers’ Legacy in the Digital Age
The Fred Rogers Center marks their 10th anniversary this week as media creators, scholars, educators, and advocates meet in Pittsburgh for the 2014 Fred Forward Conference. We spoke with the Center’s new executive director, Rick Fernandes, about their work to build the next generation of “Freds.”
How Can Adults Help Young Children Learn From Screens?
In Mister Roger’s Neighborhood, experts gather to help educators, parents, and media developers make better decisions on kids and media.
What Would Fred Rogers Do? Rita Catalano in Conversation with Bill Isler
In Pittsburgh, local leaders reflect on the legacy of Fred Rogers.
How Early Childhood Educators Use Technology in the Classroom
A new survey of early childhood educators shows they think technology can play a positive role in children’s learning. But they need support in order to make use of new tools in their classrooms.
How Museums and Libraries Are Creating Lifelong Learners
From acting as children’s first teachers to providing access to digital technologies, museums and libraries are a crucial part of early education.