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Derek E. Baird
San Francisco, CA
Digital innovator at the crossroads of educational technology, digital kids and entertainment!
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Our startup, Immersive Youth, along with our Youthvine platform, have been acquired by Motivate ROI and together we are launching Motivate Youth! Motivate — the leading specialized insights and media partner for reaching Multicultural, Youth and LGBTQ segments — announced... Continue reading
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This is all so wonderful! I'm beyond thrilled for you, Lori and the Wenzi Sisters! Big hugs, bigger dreams and keep on jumping! xo
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2017 on Finally Home at Jump David Jump
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Feb 25, 2017
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Over on my Medium page, I've shared the story of my kidnapping from the playground in 4th grade while playing tether ball with my friends. Yes, seriously. As the police officer carried me up the hill, I started to look... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2017 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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David Bowie, Prince and George Michael are all pop icons who died this year. But something else connects them: They all helped to redefine the concept of masculinity. Cultural critic Wesley Morris has been thinking about how these artists performed... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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You know that talking with your kids about sex and growing up is important, but it’s tempting to put it off. The reality is that these conversations can’t wait. AMAZE.org takes the awkward out of sex ed. Real info in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2016 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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Sqord is an motivational entertainment company that creates fun, social experiences for kids and families around healthy habits. The company's first product is low cost wearable device tightly coupled with an interactive mobile game app to inspire and reward healthy,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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Sep 29, 2016
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Meet Storyteller Branden Harvey I'm a big fan of Branden Harvey. He first popped up on my radar during the early days of Snapchat, er, Snap Inc! At that time he was a crazy kid from Portland with a awesome... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2016 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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Sep 27, 2016
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Sep 14, 2016
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IBrad Montague is the creator of Kid President, the popular web series featured on Rainn Wilson's Soul Pancake YouTube channel that has been viewed more than 16 million times. With a passion for helping foster creativity and compassion in young... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2016 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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Sep 12, 2016
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Sep 12, 2016
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Non-profit organization I AM THAT GIRL joins forces with 20-year old EP Entertainment/Def Jam Recordings global sensation Alessia Cara to create the “I AM YOU” empowerment campaign. The powerful message of Alessia’s new single “Scars To Your Beautiful” is the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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Our Immersive Youth team got some exciting news! Inc. Magazine has named us one of the Top Youth Marketing Blogs to watch in 2016! Needless to say, we are pretty excited to be in such great company with other digital... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2016 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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How do you create a movie trailer about a fictional artificially enhanced human? You turn to the real thing - artificial intelligence. Scientists at IBM Research have collaborated with 20th Century Fox to create the first-ever cognitive movie trailer for... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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I stumbled across this really terrific article on the life cycle of virtual reality in the kids education and entertainment market--well worth reading for anyone involved in the kid/tween/teen media and education worlds. "Once the VR space takes hold, kids... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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There’s some very cool stuff happening out there with virtual reality in education! I've covered some of these classroom VR experiences in other posts, but Welcome to Mars---a new VR program for schools, created by Lockheed Martin, is among the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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Aug 29, 2016
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One of the patents I worked on while at The Walt Disney Company (TWDC), Dynamic Trust Score for Evaluating Ongoing Online Relationships, was just approved by the U.S. Patent Office! It was a team effort and centers around kids, privacy... Continue reading
Posted Aug 16, 2016 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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Credos, the advertising industry think tank, surveyed 1,005 boys from primary and secondary schools around the UK to explore their attitudes towards advertising and body image; focus groups with boys aged 8 to 18 and with teachers, youth leaders and... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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The leading cause of death for men under 45 in the UK is suicide. In the US, males take their own lives at nearly four times the rate of females and represent 77.9% of all suicides. Men who contemplated suicide... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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Jun 6, 2016