All grown-up and hipster-fied. C/o Buzzfeed.
Ahoy! Fun and games hit the high seas when teams from WGBH descended on Imajine That in Lawrence MA to demo all the great work done by WGBH and our colleagues in the PBS system as part of Ready to Learn. Kids, families and local politicians played with web games and apps from Curious George, Peg+Cat, Dinosaur Train and more…
Produced as a pilot by our friends & colleagues John, Belinda, Anna & Meredith, this original animation answers hot questions about solar energy in a very cool way.
Also in Spanish!
The videos were released simultaneously with an article on NOVA Next that goes into more detail about the concepts introduced in the video.
The 14th international conference on Interaction Design & Children will be held on June 21-24, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The IDC conference’s mission is to bring together researchers, designers and educators to explore new forms of technology, design and engaged learning among children. The conference incorporates papers, presentations, speakers, workshops, participatory design experiences and discussions on how to create better interactive experiences for children.
IDC 2015 will offer a wide-ranging program, supporting and facilitating the exchange of ideas within and between all of these communities. The theme for this year is Empowering Children to Create. The focus will be on technology support for creativity, coding, and maker types of endeavors, with two related themes: Developmentally Appropriate Design and Innovative Interfaces.
Jillian and Louise will be presenting the Next Gen projects with our research partners.
Bill will be moderating an industry panel featuring Lego, Leapfrog, PBS KIDS, Toca Boca, Sesame Workshop, Nickelodeon and Google.
Melissa was in Burbank to collect Design Squad’s 2014 EMMY for Outstanding New Approaches!
See the full credits and other winners here.
Our upgrade to the (ahem, award-winning) Plum’s Photo Hunt app includes a field journal and more photobombs.
Here are some outdoor photobombs that kids sent us this week: