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iQ: smartparent

Website: http://wqed.org/education/smartparent/
Next Airing: Mon, Jan 27th, 2020 at 5:00 AM on UEN-TV

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IQ: SMARTPARENT equips parents and caregivers with the knowledge and tools they need to successfully guide their children in the use of digital media and technology. The three-part series addresses children's media consumption - from helping them discern between fiction and reality to safeguarding their online identities. Host Angela Santomero created and executive produced the acclaimed children's television series Blue's Clue on Nick Jr., and Super Why! and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood on PBS KIDS. Santomero also hosts PBS' The Parent Show at PBSparents.org and writes a personal blog about parenting at AngelasClues.com.

Episodes:

  • Digital Badging

    Kids love earning badges -- to show they've done something new, taken a risk, or learned a valuable skill. What's it like to get a "badge" in the 21st Century? This episode introduces parents to digitalbadges, an innovative way for children of all ages to make note of new hobbies and skills.

    Next Airing: Mon, Jan 27th, 2020 at 5:00 AM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/1/2015 to 3/31/2021
  • Flipped Learning

    Educators are finding innovative ways to modernize learning spaces and incorporate technology into their teaching practices. This episode of iQ: smartparent explores the Flipped Learning approach and what parents need to know about re-designed classrooms.

    Next Airing: Tue, Jan 28th, 2020 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/1/2015 to 3/31/2021
  • The Link Between Digital Media and Teen Suicide

    New research points to further possible links between social media usage and rising teen suicide rates. One study found that teens who use their digital devices for more than 5 hours per day are 70% more likely to have thoughts of suicide. This episode explores the complex role the Internet, particularly social media, plays in self-harming and suicide-related behavior; and experts provide advice for families to navigate these alarming trends.

    Next Airing: Tue, Feb 4th, 2020 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/3/2020 to 2/2/2023
  • Raising Citizen Scientists

    A "Citizen Scientist" is defined as a member of the public who collects and analyzes data, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists. No matter your age or level of scientific experience, citizen science offers a chance for everyone to get involved and contribute to the growing wealth of information we know about our planet. This episode explores the range of exciting and essential projects that allow young people to use their curiosity, STEM skills, and digital technology aptitudes to help care for our natural world.

    Next Airing: Tue, Feb 11th, 2020 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/3/2020 to 2/2/2023
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution - And What It Means to Jobs of the Future

    Experts say we've arrived at the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and it requires a fusion of hands-on skills and high-tech knowledge. Breakthroughs in innovative technologies are already re-shaping the way we live - but what do these changes mean for today's young people? According to one report, two-thirds of today's five-year-olds will, in about 15 years, find themselves in jobs that don't exist right now. This episode provides insights and action plans to help families understand and prepare for the jobs of the future.

    Next Airing: Tue, Feb 18th, 2020 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/3/2020 to 2/2/2023
  • The Messy Show

    Sensory play is any activity that stimulates a child's sense of touch, smell, taste, sight, and hearing. It is an essential part of a child's development and creativity. However, parents need to make peace with the fact that sensory play is usually messy - and that's a good thing! In this lively episode, learn all about helping children investigate, create, discover, and develop through gloriously messy activities. We also understand that all of that mess needs to be cleaned up eventually, so this episode also includes a segment on cleaning tips that are safe for kids, pets, and the environment!

    Next Airing: Tue, Feb 25th, 2020 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/3/2020 to 2/2/2023
  • The Crisis with Soft Skills

    "Soft skills" are defined at personal attributes that enable someone to interact effectively with other people - and workforce experts say today's young people are facing a significant deficit in soft skills. It's a problem that's having a serious impact on young people as they search for jobs, and even as they apply and interview for college and other education opportunities. Discover which soft skills employers value the most and hear from experts about ways to help your child build these crucial skills now.

    Next Airing: Tue, Mar 3rd, 2020 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/3/2020 to 2/2/2023
  • Helicopter Parenting

    This important episode explores the distinction between "parenting" and "over-parenting." Experts show how the most common, well-intentioned - but damaging - mistakes parents make; and explain how "helicopter parenting" can lead to a child struggling to adjust to school and social environments; and who does not build the necessary coping mechanisms to deal with daily challenges and disappointment. Learn how to achieve a healthy balance between "helping" and "helicoptering," and parenting strategies to raise resilient and self-sufficient kids.

    Next Airing: Tue, Mar 10th, 2020 at 8:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 2/3/2020 to 2/2/2023
  • Aiding Autism

    This episode explores ways that digital devices and new technology can help children with autism and other special needs. Join us as we discuss which apps, games, robots, and other forms of media can help children connect with the world around them.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/1/2015 to 3/31/2021
  • All About Animals!

    This episode of iQ smartparent lands at the unique intersection of animal appreciation, digital media, and education! This episode includes feathered friends from the National Aviary, which sponsors a Maker challenge to promote STEAM as local designers create items inspired by birds. Meet the science illustrator inspired by the Aviary's collection and hear about projects inspired by wings and wildlife. The program also features a science writer from National Geographic. He's joined by animals from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History's Live Collection and present tips for young people about gaining inspiration from animals for school and personal projects. Finally, meet a young teen who started the social media sensation I've Pet That Dog! With nearly 200,000 follows, he explains his process for making and sharing positive and inspiring media.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/2/2019 to 4/1/2022
  • Apps, Gaps, and the Digital Divide

    This episode of iQ: smartparent will explore the accessibility of broadband and mobile technology to different socioeconomic groups, and whether the digital divide also impacts access to educational content for children in the U.S. and abroad.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/1/2015 to 3/31/2021
  • Bridging The Digital Divide in the Workforce

    This episode addresses the serious issue of engaging talented young people of both genders and all backgrounds in STEM and STEAM education, in order to create equity in the technology workforce. National and regional experts will discuss initiatives for underrepresented minority populations in order to meet the nation's accelerating demands for STEM talent. This episode also features the founder of All Star Code, Christina Lewis, who was inspired to start the organization by her renowned businessman Reginald L. Lewis. Ms. Lewis explains her organization's mission to attract and prepare young people of color for jobs in the tech sector.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/2/2019 to 4/1/2022
  • Idad

    This episode explores new ways for parents to understand their children's media consumption, which is becoming increasingly important. It features media-savvy dads and their innovative projects for kids, and includes an interview with Ken Denmead, editor of GeekDad, a popular parenting blog that started at Wired magazine, and one of Time magazine's twenty-five Best Blogs of 2010. Denmead is also the author of the New York Times best-selling book series, The GeekDad.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/1/2015 to 3/31/2021
  • Screen Time Vs. Old School Learning

    "No more screen time!" Many frustrated parents have issued that edict to kids who all-too-frequently have their noses buried in the screen of a digital device! This episode introduces education experts to set the record straight: In terms of learning impacts, when does a screen work best, and when should kids be engaged in alternative forms of interactions, such as textbooks, human, and hands-on projects? Experts explore how to set realistic and responsible screen-time rules for kids living in a 21st century media-saturated world.

    Length: 00:26:46
    Usage rights: 4/2/2019 to 4/1/2022

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