Today on the Innovation For All Podcast, Sheana chats with Cyrena Chih, formerly the Director of Product & Business Development for Khan Academy Kids. Learn in this episode how digital educational resources can support kindergarten readiness.
Khan Academy Kids is a free app, available on iOS and Android, that offers early-learning development activities for two- to six-year-old kids. It features engaging activities that develop not only the literacy and math skills of the child but also social-cognitive skills. Cyrena discusses the product and business choices they’ve made to ensure their product reaches more low-income children and families. She also describes how to tell whether an “educational” app is really designed with kids in mind.
- How to design kid-friendly applications
- What a well-executed adaptive learning program looks like
- Why they choose to turn from a for-profit to a non-profit
- How do we choose technology to alleviate early achievement gaps?
- The importance of parents co-playing with their kids.
- Center on the Developing Child at Harvard
- Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework | ECLKC
- Common Core State Standards
- Caroline and Michael Flexer
- Stanford University
- Sesame Street
- Design for Extreme Affordability
CONNECT WITH CYRENA
On Twitter – @cyrenachih