Guest Post: Let's Talk Technology & Young Children
Tanya Baronti of the Fred Rogers Center and Jordan Lippman of ISA Learning report on the ongoing conversation about the role of technology in early childhood learning.
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.
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.