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Webinar: How To Tell the Dust from the Magic in Children’s Interactive Media

December 10, 2014 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


 Warren Buckleitner

Warren Buckleitner

There are now tens of thousands of children’s apps — plus thousands of video games and toys — designed to capture a child’s attention. Which are dust, and which are magic?

Join us for a crash course from Warren Buckleitner, Ph.D., the founding editor of Children’s Technology Review, to help you choose high-quality apps. Using child development theory as a framework, Warren will share:

  • Concepts to implement when selecting high-quality interactive media
  • Appropriate ways of choosing and using apps with young children
  • Examples of apps that are considered “dust” or “magic”


Learn more about the presenter:

Warren Buckleitner is an educational researcher and reviewer with a specialty in the design of interactive media for children.  He is the founding Editor of Children’s Technology Review and is a frequent contributor to larger media outlets about children’s interactive media, including ten years of coverage for the New York Times. He’s a seasoned speaker and has provided testimony to the FCC and US Congress on issues related to children and media. In 2001 he created the Dust or Magic Institute, an annual meeting to share best practice (aka “magic”) related to children’s interactive media design with other researchers and publishers. With the help of others in his town, he started Mediatech Foundation, a non-profit technology center designed to enhance the services of a small town public library with technology. He’s also the coordinator of the annual BolognaRagazzi Digital Prize, and the KAPi Awards, given each year at CES. He holds a BS in Elementary Education (cum laude) from Central Michigan University, an MS in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College and a doctorate in educational psychology (Learning, Technology & Culture) from Michigan State University. He lives in New Jersey, is married with two daughters, and enjoys playing the trumpet.


View slides: http://coursemedia.erikson.edu:81/eriksononline/WebEx/Webinars/tec/Fall2014_Dust_from_Magic.pdf

View recording: https://erikson-events.webex.com/erikson-events/lsr.php?RCID=95ba00e324fd4e6d82c01a40b69c0860


December 10, 2014
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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