Playing, exploring, and discovering inspired by media & technology

This past week, as part of my regular job, I co-presented and trained several public media stations and their community partners on a space and earth science curricula. The components of this curriculum include activities for children and families around…

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The Dilemma in Raising Digital Kids: Embrace the Positive Benefits and Let Go of the Fears

For the past weeks, I’ve been watching Black Mirror, and I have been reading about Artificial Intelligence (AI). What I noticed in both Black Mirror and AI, is that both share themes of fear and the unknown. Black Mirror makes…

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When watching Black Mirror, follow Fred’s lead….use tech “with” rather than “instead of”…

“Computers can be useful machines, especially when they help people communicate in caring ways with each other…” -Fred Rogers, 1996. Venturing into the world of Black Mirror has been a fascinating experience. Each episode describes a futuristic, imagined universe in…

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