Books 2.0: Why Reading Needs to Go Digital

Speakers

Elliott Hedman

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How can we help children learn to love to read? Using Eye Tracking and sensors I helped invent at the MIT Media Lab, I research why struggling children at the Boys and Girls Club keep disengaging with reading. Children want reading to feel more like math: questions and challenges keep them thinking and immersed throughout the book, not just at the end. Books should be infused with interactive ways to reflect, enabling deep reading. We'll have prototypes you can try out and bring back home!

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Format: Future20
Event Type: Session
Level: Basic Understanding