2018 FamilyTech/[email protected] Summit
Wednesday, January 10
In raising a tech-savvy next generation, we need a keen understanding of play and learning. Play experts and EdTech giants collaborate to shape future-ready kids.
Is Play the Secret Sauce?
Traditional playtime spent outside has been shrinking while digital play has been increasing. In the age of technology, we must “put real ‘play’ into high tech toys” like VR, AR, and drones to provide what kids need to succeed.
Tech and Individualized Instruction: Empowering Early Literacy
Developing a strong reading foundation is critical. Through technology, a child’s learning experience can be transformed and personalized to their needs. Explore, brain science research on reading development, models to predict reading outcomes and the importance of individualized learning.
Is STEM A Four Letter Word?
We can teach kids myriad technical skills, and they’ll need them—coding, robotics, you name it—but the toys that spur on the next generation’s innovators combine knowledge and technique with creativity, artistry, and imagination. What’s the key to truly transformative learning?
Everyday Learning: EDTech Times Perspective
Parents teach healthy habits and good clean fun every day at home. What does gamification of a laborious task, off-screen board-games, and hand on robotics provide children while at play? Learning at home of course. Ed Tech Times weighs in on the future.
Revolutionizing Youth Sports Training with Wearables
Learn how a smartwatch uses performance algorithms with haptic feedback to provide critical training analytics for kids to create the perfect basketball shot, compete with friends, and even share with coaches.
Immersive, personalized worlds are providing new dimensions of creativity for kids. Coding, maker products and other new technologies can engage kids and further connect them to one another.
Making Confident Explorers of the Online World
To make the most of the Internet, kids need to be prepared to make smart decisions. Learn how we’ve used gameplay and student empowerment to helps kids be Internet Awesome.
Technology & Toys: The Toy Industry Looks Ahead
As tech and toys converge, we need to see what the future holds when it comes to innovation, policy and protection. Join toy manufacturers and the industry behind them as they peer into the future.
Future of Play: Creating a kid-friendly VR/AR ecosystem
The future of play is filled with magical experiences that help make kids smarter, more creative and more collaborative – learn how MERGE is creating the future of play everyday by designing a kid-friendly, virtual reality and augmented reality ecosystem that merges physical and digital worlds.
Kids, Parents and Tech: Lessons from Messenger Kids
Messenger Kids is a new video chat and messaging app for kids under 13. In this session, Facebook Product Management Director Loren Cheng will explain how more than a year’s worth of research and thousands of conversations with kids, parents, child development experts informed his team’s development process.
Cloud and mobile natives are dominating the web. Between Finstagrams, emojis, fake news, and streaming services, “the Youth” can almost seem a different species. We explore the most fascinating GenZ trends, from the inspired to the weird.
The State of the Digital Kid
“Mobile Natives” is right. Our kids are so immersed in technology these days, it’s become nearly a language to them. Finstagrams and the Snap Map are just the beginning. Learn how your kids are reshaping the culture and the future.
Digital Games for the Benefit of Society
Digital games on mobile devices are among the most powerful media of the 21st century. It’s now grown to a $99 billion industry globally, reaching over 67% of American families. Asi makes his case for How Video Games Can Save the World.
Cross-Platform Domination Strategies
WWE engages youth consumer with family-friendly cross-platform compelling content on the screen and in the ring. Learn how Social media and gaming provide superior storytelling that lifts the rope and invites the youth of today to engage with the brand.
Turn the Ordinary Home into A Smart One: Minimize Pain and Maximize Gain
Everyone wants a smart home that is convenient, protects, saves money and provides peace of mind. We will discuss what is a smart home, how it adds to home value and how it offers convenience. It’s time to make your home work for you.
Putting Parents in the Driver’s Seat
Family Link helps parents stay in the loop as their child explores on an Android device. Learn how they’ve combined easy-to-use tools and in-app education to help kids explore safely while enabling parents to set digital ground rules for the family.
Fanatomy: Taking Kids from Passive to Passionate
Having kids “like” you isn’t enough; success is often driven by devoted and active fans. Explore with us Dubit’s “fanatomy” model – the anatomy of your audience – with insights from Netflix into how they’re deepening engagement with young people.
Carving out “me” time or shared experiences — we use tech tools in the car, on the wrist and in the home to stay connected and balanced. In a high-tech world, family still matters most.
The Real You
Imagine if tech and automation could provide you a healthy night’s sleep, comfort knowing your pet’s nutrition is spot on, and your home and loved-ones are safe and sound. Then, you could take a moment for the real you.
Loving + Learning with Robots
As AI continues to advance, it’s essential we teach our kids about the collaborative, creative, and compassionate potential of robots. Genius machines capable of learning and loving will help us address some of humanity’s most challenging problems and work with us in realizing an unimaginably wondrous future.
Using Tech to Better Bond with Baby
Close attachment can prevent diseases, boost immunity, and enhance IQ in babies. Join us as we explore how technology and data analytics are helping build stronger bonds between mother and baby at home in both the first world and in third world countries.
Join Living in Digital Times and Children’s Technology Review as we present the 10th annual awards for the best of kids’ tech and media. The reception is by invitation-only. Interested attendees should contact [email protected] and press inquiries should be directed to [email protected].