Designing Apps to Nurture Creativity and Communication

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Image courtesy of Ravenswood Elementary School

Image courtesy of Ravenswood Elementary School

Learn about TEC Center friend Brian Puerling, Erikson graduate and Director of Educational Technology at Catherine Cook School, who is building an innovative new app in his role as an Early Career Fellow at the Fred Rogers Center.  In the blog post “With App, Kids Can Communicate Through Art,” Natalie Orenstein tells us how his app “will allow young users to make drawings on the screen and record audio narrations to go along with them. The children can send their drawings and audio recordings to friends on their buddy lists, who can then add to the drawings and return them, or new creations, to their friends.”

While I agree with Natalie’s statement that Brian may be stretching the definition of “early career”, there is no doubt that early in his career he has had a huge impact on the ways in which early childhood educators think about, select and use technology and digital media with young children.

Read more about With App, Kids Can Communicate Through Art from the Fred Rogers Center

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