Sara DeWitt talks about our work on the Ruff Ruffman Show and Curious George Busy Day in “Why some screen time can actually be good for kids” in Axios.
Shhh. Our new Secret Agent George game helps kids learn about the five senses. This furtive HTML5 game was quietly assembled at an undisclosed location by Gentry, Dennis and Jeff with help from Mike A and Amy.
Our dynamic web site for Design Squad Nation is nominated again for an EMMY – having already won before.
Congratulations to all involved, at to our GBH colleagues for Arthur, Martha Speaks and Curious George nominations and to our many friends in the PBS KIDS system for theirs.
Bill spoke as keynote at ITK 2014, Finland’s biggest tech/ed conference. Following the Finnish Minster of Education – extolling Finland’s growing cloud-based educational services – Bill offered a digital ‘postcard from America’ and spoke about politics, culture wars, as well as trends in educational technology, multi-platform production and media literacy.
Between these two talks, and another to researchers plus a three-hour workshop Finns got a chance to see Plum Landing, Arthur, Peep, Curious George, Poisoner’s Handbook, Design Squad Nation and the Next Gen projects. This caps a year of collaborative projects between WGBH and a number of Finnish universities which has included exchange trips and the demoing and researching of our games in Finland.