Digital Kids Edu

 

- Audio MP3 recordings of Digital Kids Summit and Digital Kid Edu can be downloaded here.
 
- Presentations that speakers have made available can be found here.
 
- Please join us for the Digital Kids Conference and Toys, Learning and Play Summit February 17-18-19, 2014 in NYC at Toy Fair.

 

Digital Kids Education (Edu) takes place September 18, 2013 in San Francisco. A focused event discussing the profound and rapidly changing innovations taking place in education through digital media, DK Edu covers consumer-oriented products and services that are redefining what it means to educate children today.

The day brings together startup companies and established players in the kids’ education field who are using online and mobile platforms to enrich the lives and education of children.

Technology professionals, publishers and digital directors along with media executives seeking to educate kids via digital devices are encouraged to attend. The event also caters to district technology directors, curriculum designers, administrators, educators and researchers looking to integrate digital learning tools in the classroom.

DK Edu takes place a day prior to the September 19th Digital Kids Summit.

Speakers include:

 

 

Digital Kids Edu speaker slideshow presentations  are now available for your benefit. View the slides below for a slice of the research and insights shared at the show.

Brett Somers, MIT-Stanford VLAB EdTech forum

Stuart Drexler, Chief Product Officer, Tykoon

Thijs Bosma, Founder, TribePlay

John West, CEO, The Whistle

 

 

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top-10Digital Kids Edu is just one week away. Here are the top ten reasons you won’t want to miss out on this must-attend event:

  1. Learn about the profound and rapidly changing innovations taking place in education through digital media, with a focus on consumer-oriented products and services that are redefining what it means to educate children today.
  2. Catalog concrete trends and numbers on digital media in the kids’ education space as Silvia Lovato, Senior Director, Products, PBS KIDS Digital; and David Kleeman, SVP, Insights Program and PlayVangelist, PlayCollective; collaborate in a unique dual speaker session. The two will help answer important questions such as what are educational media developers’ “must-know” statistics, trends, insights and innovations concerning kids, families and educators?
  3. Examine the new technologies and platforms being used as education tools with a panel of speakers helping fuel these new technologies. Moderated by Beth Blecherman, Founder/Editor & Chief Technology, TechMamas.com, panelists include Srinivas Mandyam, CTO/Founder Tynker; Nancy MacIntyre, CEO and Co-Founder, Fingerprint; Josh Chan, CEO, LightUp; and David Baszucki, Co-Creator and CEO, ROBLOX.
  4. Learn how FEMA is engaging youth on emergency preparedness using digital tools in a case study presented by Julie Livingston, Senior Director, CarrotNewYork; and Darryl J. Madden, Director, FEMA’s Ready Campaign for Emergency Preparedness.
  5. Identify your goals and strategies within digital kids educational technology. Expert insight on the topic comes from a panel moderated by Scott Traylor, CEO and Founder, 360 KID, and including Diana Rhoten, Chief Strategy Officer, Amplify; Stuart Drexler, CFO, Tykoon; Thijs Bosma, Founder, TribePlay; John West, CEO, The Whistle; and Karina Linch, SVP of Product Management, BrainPOP.
  6. Learn how to plan for the future of education. Consider how children interact with educational technologies, and understand the demographics of young learners so you can plan your presence accordingly. This panel will be moderated by Izzy Neis, Director of Digital Engagement & Strategy, Metaverse Mod Squad, and fueled by expert panelists including Laura Feeney, Education Advocate, Adobe Yuval Kaminka, CEO and Co-Founder, JoyTunes; Jacob Klein, Co-Founder, MotionMath; Jessica Lindl, General Manager, Institute of Play.
  7. Discover the keys to educational app design through an exclusive discussion with renowned educational app expert Caroline Hu Flexer, Co-Founder, Duck Duck Moose.
  8. Boost your knowledge of games in education as Pierre Le Lann, Co-Founder, Tribal Nova, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt company leads a discussion on gameification of education, highlighting learning theories, adaptive learning as well as non-gamified learning experiences.
  9. Join in a Town Hall Meeting at the end of the day where you can share your thoughts in an to help each other understand how to navigate the new, quickly emerging and expanding digital kids education market.

 

 

dk registerDigital Kids Summit and Edu online registration ends September 13th–just one week away. Register online by then to save $100.

Attendees have multiple registration options: registering for Digital Kids Summit, registering for Digital Kids Edu or registering for both events at a discount.

Registration for a single event is $295 when you register prior to September 13th, $395 when you register onsite. For both events registration is $495 by September 13th, $595 when you register for both events onsite.

You can register here today to save: http://digitalkidssummit.com/register/

DK Summit and Edu take place September 18-19, 2013 in San Francisco.

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dkseduAt a time when the market for kids games and digital media is exploding, Digital Kids Summit and Digital Kids Edu give you what you need to know to create best-selling kids’ digital entertainment and learning products. These must-attend events will take place September 18-19, 2013 in San Francisco.

Bringing you top forward-thinking industry brands, the Digital Kids fall events speaker list reads like a who’s who of kids and digital entertainment experts.

If you haven’t already, please register and join us to learn from and network with these individuals.

Speakers include:
Joby Otero, Former VP Art and Technology, Activision, Creative Director Skylanders
Justin Caldbeck, Managing Director, Lightspeed Venture Partners
John Viganocchi, Executive Producer, Disney Interactive
Todd Yellin, VP of Product Innovation, Netflix
Michelle Sullivan, VP Digital, Kids & Family, National Geographic Global Media
Lance Priebe, Co-Founder, HyperHippo (previously with Club Penguin)
Pierre Le Lann, Co-Founder, Tribal Nova, a Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Company
Luca Prasso, CEO, Curious Hat
Oren Jacob, CEO, ToyTalk (previously with Pixar)
Karina Linch, SVP of Product Management, BrainPOP
Jessica Lindl, General Manager, Institute of Play
Silvia Lovato, Senior Director, Products, PBS KIDS Digital
David Kleeman, SVP, Insights Program and PlayVangelist, PlayCollective
Caroline Hu Flexer, Co-Founder, Duck Duck Moose
Diana Rhoten, Chief Strategy Officer, Amplify
Laura Feeney, Education Advocate, Adobe
David Baszucki, Co-Creator and CEO, ROBLOX
Molly Passanisi, Head of Industry, Online Gaming, Google
Thijs Bosma, Founder, TribePlay
Jacob Klein, Co-Founder, Motion Math
Stuart Drexler, Chief Product Officer, Tykoon
Nancy MacIntyre, CEO and Co-Founder, Fingerprint
Julie Livingston, Senior Director, CarrotNewYork
Darryl J. Madden, Director, FEMA’s Ready Campaign for Emergency Preparedness
Yuval Kaminka, CEO and Co-Founder, JoyTunes
Srinivas Mandyam, Co-Founder and CTO, Tynker
Reuben Steiger, Founder, 8 and Up
John West, CEO, The Whistle
Scott Traylor, Chief KID, CEO and Founder, 360KID
Izzy Neis, Director of Digital Engagement & Strategy, Metaverse Mod Squad
Beth Blecherman, Founder/Editor & Chief Technology Mom, TechMamas.com
Amy Henry, Vice President Youth Insights, C + R Research
Michael Cai, Senior Vice President of Research, Interpret
David Lord, President, CEO, JumpStart
Dylan Collins, CEO, SuperAwesome
Renee Weber, VP, Consumer Strategy and Research, The Marketing Store
Brad Jashinsky, Director of Digital Media, Summertime Entertainment
Peter Robinson, Head of Research, Dubit
Jason Morrell, Director of Sales, Games, Virtual Piggy

Registration – Save when you register before September 13th.

Attendees have multiple registration options: registering for Digital Kids Summit, registering for Digital Kids Edu or registering for both events at a discount. Registration for a single event is $295 when you register prior to September 13th. Onsite registration for a single event is $395. Registration for both events is $495 by September 13th. Registration onsite for both events is $595.

So register before September 13th and save here: http://digitalkidssummit.com/register/!

We look forward to seeing you in San Francisco.

 

dr. panda's airportWhile kids often purchase different educational apps on different mobile platforms, recent data highlights that both Toca Boca and TribePlay’s apps ranked among the top ten paid educational apps across iPad, iPhone and Android devices.

According to App Annie’s latest mobile stats, multiple Toca Boca apps made the list for all three platforms, while Tribe Play’s Dr. Panda’s Airport app was one of the most popular purchases on iPhones and Androids.
View more on KidsWire for the the top ten list of paid educational apps for each device: http://kidswire.com/2013/08/29/top-ten-educational-apps-vary-for-ipad-and-iphone/

 

KidsWire is excited to announce that Digital Kids Edu’s “Redefining What it Means to Educate Kids Today” session will feature a unique collaboration between speakers Silvia Lovato, Senior Director, Products, PBS KIDS Digital, and David Kleeman, SVP, Insights Program and PlayVangelist, PlayCollective.

This sesDavid Kleeman.jpeg.jpgsion will consider the boundaries that are being swiftly erased between formal and informal learning as well as the digital devices increasingly migrating between home and school. What are educational media developers’ “must-know” statistics, trends, insights and innovations concerning kids, families and educators?

David Kleeman will kick the session off with the top 10 things you need to know about today’s digital youth as learners. Silvia Lovato will present perspective gained through PBS KIDS’ on-going iteration of its digital offerings and how insights get turned into practice.Julia5203eb299442e.jpg

Following brief presentations, Kleeman and Lovato will involve the audience in a conversation about the significance of these trends and developments.

To be a part of this valuable session, be sure to register for Digital Kids Edu, taking place September 18th in San Francisco, the day prior to the September 19th Digital Kids Summit.

Attendees have multiple registration options: registering for Digital Kids Edu, registering for Digital Kids Summit, or registering for both events at a discount.

Save $100 dollars when you register prior to September 13th.  At the discounted online price, a single event is $295. Registration for both events by September 13th is $495.

Registration will increase onsite, going for $395 for single events and $595 for both events.

Register now at http://digitalkidssummit.com/register/

 
socialmediaAs we are gearing up for Digital Kids Edu, we want to make everyone aware of our social media communities. To engage in discussion with other attendees and expert speakers as well as keep up with the latest digital kids insights, ideas and news, we would like to invite you to join our communities:

 

- Digital Kids Facebook group (click here to join)
- Google+ community (click here to join)
- LinkedIn group (click here to join).

 

save50or100byaug16Please join us at Digital Kids Edu Day (Sept. 18th) in San Francisco at the Children’s Creativity Museum. Earlybird registration ends this Friday, August 16th. Register now for only $245.

Digital Kids Edu – What you need to know to build and sell innovative kids-education-focused digital media products and services. Learn the best strategies! Speakers include established firms and startups, including PBS, Google, Houghton Mifflin, Tynker, Tykoon, Duck Duck Moose, ROBLOX, Fingerprint and more.
http://DigitalKidsEdu.com/

Save when you register before August 16th

Attendees have multiple registration options: registering for Digital Kids Edu, registering for Digital Kids Summit taking place the following day, or registering for both events at a discount. Registration for a single event is $245 when you register prior to August 16th. The price is $295 thereafter. Registration for both events is $395 before August 16th or $495 thereafter. http://digitalkidsedu.com/register/

Digital Kids Edu Day Schedule 

- Redefining What It Means to Educate Kids Today
- Digging Into Trends & Numbers
- Emerging Platforms & Technologies
- Defining Your Strategy
- Creation over Consumption & How to Plan for the Future
- App Design in Education
- Gamification of Education
- Utilizing YouTube in the Education Space
- Monetization Strategies
- Town Hall Meeting

We hope to see you in San Francisco.

 

jessicalindlDigital Kids Edu is excited to add The Institute of Play‘s General Manager, Jessica Lindl, to its speaker lineup.

Along with other established panelists including Yuval Kaminka, CEO and Co-Founder, JoyTunes
and Jacob Klein, Co-Founder, MotionMath, Jessica will share her valuable insights on the idea of allowing children to think creatively rather than simply consume as way to inspire learning. Her panel will help you plan for the future of digital technology in children’s education.

Currently, Jessica is responsible for overseeing GlassLab, focusing on transforming learning and assessment through digital games. Jessica has spent over 15 years leading teams that design, develop, market and sell learning games to the global education market. In her work at organizations like Scientific Learning, Riverdeep (now Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) and The Learning Company, she strived to improve learning outcomes for all children by blending effectiveness with engagement. She also serves on the board of Education for Change, a Charter Management Organization serving Oakland, California’s most disadvantaged youth. Jessica is a graduate of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, where she received a Masters in Business Administration with a focus on entrepreneurship and education. She loves testing new learning games with her husband and two sons.

GlassLab brings together leaders in commercial games and experts in learning and assessment to leverage digital games as powerful, data-rich learning and formative assessment environments.The Lab represents a groundbreaking collaboration between Institute of Play, theEntertainment Software Association, Electronic Arts, Educational Testing Service, Pearson’s Center for Digital Data, Analytics & Adaptive Learning and others. With best-in-class talent and intellectual property from EA; trusted expertise in evidence-based assessment from ETS and Pearson; the ESA’s distributed network of thought leaders and public advocates; and Institute of Play’s expertise as a leading innovator in 21st century learning design,GlassLab is creating a new model for commercial game studios and learning organizations to come together to do great work.

A project of Institute of Play, GlassLab is made possible through the generous support of The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.