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John Sully on Strumstick

May 27th, 2012 · Comments Off · kids, People Who Rock, personal meanderings

I am lucky to have John Sully as a friend and occasional artistic partner in crime. He swung through Pittsburgh recently and I handed him my McNally Strumstick to see what he would do with it. He had never played one of these, but he figured it out in about 6 seconds. Here John is […]

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Getting Sketchy With My Girl

May 16th, 2012 · Comments Off · drawings, images, kids, personal meanderings

Our daughter is 9 months old now, and I had not sketched her for way too long. So here’s the latest. She was moving around so I kind of drew from my imagination for part of it. That means I probably was influenced by the face I have drawn the most—my own, so Josie looks […]

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Making Sparks: Putting Technology at the Service of Childhood Development

October 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · artteacher, creativity, digital divide, drawings, education, exploding tv, graphic faciliation, graphic recording, images, kids, making the world a better place, personal meanderings, Public Speaking, teaching, Uncategorized, visual facilitation

I was honored to have the chance to do large scale visual notes at the Sprout Fund’s Making Sparks event in Pittsburgh recently. Community members, childhood development specialists, technologists, and media producers converged to share ideas, tips, and inspiration around the topic of how to create projects that engage children ages birth to eight in […]

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Visual Notes from the Rethinking the Library Junto Event

February 6th, 2009 · 3 Comments · creativity, digital divide, drawings, drawings of the week, education, event maps, Good Causes, graphic faciliation, images, kids, making the world a better place, nptech

(click to see larger image) Notes from the Rethinking the Library event at P’unk Avenue in Philly. The place was packed with passionate people, who sent their ideas flying around the room about the unique institution of the American Library. Panelists included: Jim Pecora Maria Falgoust Sarah Murphy Moderator: Nate Hill Some threads: The importance […]

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Empathy as the killer app

January 25th, 2009 · 2 Comments · education, Good Causes, kids, Uncategorized

William Draton of Ashoka talks about why empathy is the killer app, and why the most important thing we can do to nurture empathy in kids is provide them with time for group play.

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