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Analyzing detailed data from SpeechBlocks to understand how kids engage with constructionist literacy learning technologies, with the …
In October, MIT hosted the kickoff for Massachusetts STEM Week, which included a keynote by Cynthia Breazeal.
MIT hosts kickoff event of Massachusetts STEM Week — a statewide virtual celebration of K-12 education.
Children’s oral language skills in preschool can predict their academic success later in life. Helping children improve their language and …
Sparking discussion about the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies through design and storytelling
Thesis: Shruti Dhariwal. SCRATCH ♥ MEMORIES: Visualizations that empower children to celebrate and reflect on their creative trajectories. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. September 2018.
How radical new collaborations will catalyze a revolution in health.
Scratch is the world's most popular coding community for kids. Millions of kids around the world are using Scratch to program their ow…
Networked Playscapes re-imagines outdoor play by merging the flexibility of the digital world with the tangible, sensorial properties of ph…
StoryBlocks aims to promote creative expression, literacy development, and social-emotional development through storytelling for children a…
SpeechBlocks is a medium that allows children (4-5 years old) to engage in open-ended play with writing. They can build arbitrary compositi…
Bringing project-based work online in two very different contexts: a middle school robotics course and a university product design studio.
New website offers a combination of learning units, hands-on activities, and mentor guides to foster AI literacy.
Wonder Stories is always free for teachers, but for the duration of COVID-19, Wonder Stories is free to anyone.
Mitch Resnick and other experts talk about designing an educational system fit for the future.
This is a unique time to engage and teach children about the benefits and limitations of technology.
The LEGO Papert Fellowship program was officially launched in 2017.
2018 marks the second cohort of the LEGO Papert Fellowship program, which honors the legacy of educational-technology pioneer Seymour Papert
The new LEGO Papert Fellows will spend one week at LEGO headquarters in Denmark to share ideas and collaborate on projects.
Media Lab researchers win three of six categories in inaugural contest.
We understand that now, more than ever, the democratization of online learning is crucial to the success of students all around the world.
Policymakers, practitioners, and researchers are grappling with some herculean questions regarding kids' safety online. Homemade slime…
This Primary School AI curriculum introduces elementary school children to robotics and artificial intelligence. Throughout the curriculum,…
Doodle Bot is a robot-based creative AI learning platform for high school students. It consists of an introduction to robotics, hardware, s…
Young Learner's Companion Developing robots' growth mindset and pro-curious behavior and fostering the same in young learners via long…
How can we add the missing "T" and "E" in preschool STEAM education?
The ability to think and act creatively is now more important than ever before.
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxCoeurdalene, an independent event.
How do we raise conscientious consumers and designers of AI?Children today live in the age of artificial intelligence. On average, US child…
A new curriculum has been designed by MIT researchers and collaborators to teach middle school students about artificial intelligence.
The following Media Lab students joined the MIT India Initiative in Mumbai for this workshop.
MIT Quest for Intelligence shares AI-focused UROP projects, including senior Nicole Thumma's work with the Personal Robots group.
Could a social robot collaboratively exchange stories with children as a peer and help improve their linguistic and storytelling skills? We…
Alum Marina Bers on Seymour Papert, STEM, Kibo, and Scratch Jr.
Can robots help teachers improve classroom learning?
The Jibo Research Platform is an in-the-field deployable Social Robotics experimentation and data collection infrastructure. Built upon the…
"I don’t think that AI will have fulfilled its full potential unless it can help us unlock human potential.”
Tega is a new robot platform designed to support long-term, in-home interactions with children, with applications in early-literacy educati…
Designed at MIT and tested by kids ages 9 through 14, it shows how exposing kids to technology fosters their interest in STEM.
MIT researchers and collaborators have developed an open-source curriculum to teach young students about ethics and artificial intelligence.
Labber Hae Won Park talks to NBC News Learn about how social robots can help children develop language skills.
Promoters show off promising applications of the technology, but AI is not changing the world quite yet
Scratch BlockArt is an experimental visualization tool designed to let children discover their own computational patterns on Scratch. Exist…
Creating long-term interpersonal interaction and shared experiences with social robots Many of our current projects explore the use of…
Emotion recognition modeled as a goal-directed process!
A social robot modifies its behavior to change what you think about it!
Understanding social-emotional behaviors in storytelling interactions plays a critical role in the development of interactive and education…
A new curriculum that helps children understand how algorithms are designed will keep them safe and motivate them to help shape the future.
Blakeley Payne and Cynthia Breazeal discuss Blakeley’s open source AI curriculum for middle school students.
How to build intelligent music systems out of interacting audio-processing agents.
My latest research in Cynthia Breazeal's Personal Robots group has been on relational technology.
This summer, the Personal Robots group will be hosting a week-long workshop at the MIT Media Lab to teach kids about AI and ethics!
Social robots are increasingly being developed for long-term interactions with children in domains such as healthcare, education, therapy, …
Joi Ito considers how to best protect children online while encouraging them learn and grow.
Seymour Papert’s ideas about children, computers, and learning inspired many.
Cognimates is a platform where parents and children (7-10 years old) participate in creative programming activities in which they lea…
Mechanical mentors try to find their place as teacher’s helpers.
Joi Ito ponders the fearmongering and lack of rigorous research surrounding kids and screen time.
Prior research with preschool children has established that book reading, especially when children are encouraged to actively process the s…
The project can determine what a person is thinking about and use the information to sort them into a Hogwarts house in one test.
Nataliya Kos'myna created a “Thinking Cap” that looks like the Sorting Hat from the popular “Harry Potter” series.
EEEeb Spring 2019: Urban OceansMarch 24, April 7 and 21, May 19, June 2 To register, please visit this link.…
Creating sociotechnical systems that shape our urban environments