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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...

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Adult learning theory & families

In my previous blog, I wrote about the need to engage families in playful learning experiences while thinking of them as adult learners, especially in a social context. According to...

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Rethinking adult learning in family engagement programs

“Every function in the child’s cultural development appears twice: First, on the social level, and later, on the individual level, First between people and then inside the child.” - Vygotsky...

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Parent Engagement Bibliography

As researchers dive more in-depth into a topic to study, an annotated bibliography comes handy. The following Parent Engagement studies are in Bibliography format, describing ten research studies (including mix,...

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Methodological Fit Reflection

While I’d like to say that I feel confident in understanding research methodologies in-depth, I am still processing which methods best fit the type of work I’d like to research...

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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...

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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...

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Can early education online learning be situated?

Collaboration, exploration, and authentic learning settings

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