How to Learn from Educational Apps

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Image courtesy of Ms. Eileen Bishop, Burley Elementary School

Early childhood experts Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, Ph.D. & Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, Ph.D. share findings and examples from their research lab that emphasize that children learn best in the context of playful learning and digital media when they are engaged in active environments within social and meaningful contexts. In this Fred Rogers Center blog post, they state that “the potential of digital media for learning is enormous if we do it right. And we can do it right if we design and look for apps that are ‘active, engaging, meaningful, and interactive’.”

Read the full Blog Post from the Fred Rogers Center

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