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An Early Learning with Families (ELF) Webinar

December 15th, 2020 10:30 AM
12:00 PM

Start Time: Pacific - 10:30 AM, Mountain - 11:30 AM, Central - 12:30 PM, Eastern - 1:30 PM

Presenter: Michelle Randall, PhD, Head of Research and Evaluation, Bay Area Discovery Museum (BADM)

Today’s children are growing up in a technology rich world, with new products and devices rapidly being introduced. Conversations around children and screen time have become common, but as technologies change, the discussions should also include emerging technologies such as digital fabrication tools, virtual reality, and social robots.

During this free 90-minute webinar, library staff will learn about current research on the use of digital technologies with young children and receive guidance and support to help navigate this challenging technological landscape with young patrons.

Digital technologies addressed will include:

  • Augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR)
  • Social robots and conversational agents
  • Digital games
  • Coding
  • Digital fabrication tools

This webinar is based on the Bay Area Discovery Museum’s newly released paper, Tech Time with Purpose, and will be of interest to library staff at all levels who work with youth and technology.

Questions? Please contact Christian Theyer, Early Learning with Families Project Manager, at [email protected]

The Early Learning with Families (ELF) project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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