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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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Last summer, millions of kids discovered the power of Augmented Reality (AR) while using apps like PokemonGo, Snapchat and Instagram. In light of these socio-cultural changes, educators need to “keep abreast of change” and embrace curriculum design which integrates the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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Josh Shipp has a pretty amazing story and is known for his really great advice for teens on, well — just about everything! MTV called his series “Hey! Josh” the Dear Abby for teens. Full disclosure: Josh is a friend, so I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2017 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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Dan Reynolds, lead singer of Imagine Dragons, announced the 2017 LOVELOUD concert on August 26th. The festival is designed to ignite the relevant and vital conversation of what it means to unconditionally love, understand, accept, and support LGBTQ+ youth in... Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2017 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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My colleague Jarrod Walczer and I have been working on a book chapter for a forthcoming publication about the upstander culture sprouting up around the hit Broadway musical, Dear Evan Hansen and the visual social media artifacts being created by... Continue reading
Posted Jul 23, 2017 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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May 31, 2017
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What sets Gen Z apart is an unrelenting relationship with information and technology, and their early independence, born of impatience and the confidence to act. These are the identifying traits of what will be the largest demographic in history. And... Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
Is there a non-chemical way to get rid of roots in outside drains?
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May 21, 2017
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Instagram has launched an initiative called "Instagram Together" to showcase their continued commitment to developing tools that address bullying, mental health, and other topics impacting tweens, teens and young adults. Teens and young adults are increasingly turning to social media... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2017 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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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
Posted Apr 26, 2017 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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Apr 26, 2017
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
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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