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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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Yesterday, during the annual Facebook F8 Developer Conference, Instagram announced that they had launched new anti-bullying & comment filtering AI technology that will automatically filter out comments that “harass or upset people in our community. As the number one social... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
I hate that you have to go through this, David. I hate it. I don't understand why you have to go through this. I'll never understand it. I wish I was closer so I could drive you around, jam to tunes and laugh. But I'm not. So I'm sending you bundles of love, crossed fingers and toes and prayers. #Zebra55
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2018 on Kitchen Floor Cancer at Jump David Jump
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Based on an evidence-focused literature review, the first part of this paper examines existing knowledge on how the time children spend using digital technology impacts their well-being across three dimensions; mental/psychological, social and physical. The evidence reviewed here is largely... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
Related Student Perspectives on Virtual Reality in the Classroom How Irish Students use Oculus Rift The Social Life of Virtual Reality Learning Environments Oculus VR for Good Top Educational VR Google Cardboard Apps Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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Feb 7, 2018
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Feb 7, 2018
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I was deeply touched by the death of Blaze Bernstein. Because it happened in my community, it seems so personal. It's shocking and still, honestly, very raw. Nineteen years ago I stood in a park in remembrance of Matthew Shepard.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2018 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement have published a new report, #StatusOfMind, examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health. The report includes a league table of social media... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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In the last few years, there’s been an explosion in the use of GIFS – those little-looped videos that seem to be everywhere. The GIF is often misunderstood as a component of modern communication. Gen Z navigates their social media... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2018 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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Feb 1, 2018
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Technologies like virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR), especially for Gen Z students’, provides avenues that allow them to engage in a social, collaborative, and active learning environment. VR, especially when combined with storytelling, enable the student to participate... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2018 at Derek E. Baird :: Barking Robot
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Jan 8, 2018
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Dec 10, 2017
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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
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2017 on Finally Home at Jump David Jump