MindScribe

MindScribe

Tactile technologies for early childhood empowerment
Apr 18 '16
Great article on the importance of getting inside students' minds! “Teachers who find their kids’ ideas fascinating are just better teachers than teachers who find the subject matter fascinating.” We're so excited to build MindScribe and help teachers better understand their students. bit.ly/1S6A2XH Great article on the importance of getting inside students' minds! “Teachers who find their kids’ ideas fascinating are just better teachers than teachers who find the subject matter fascinating.” We're so excited to build MindScribe and help teachers better understand their students. bit.ly/1S6A2XH
Apr 13 '16
Our MindScribe CEO had a great time doing hands-on fieldwork at a local Boulder preschool today. Layne worked with 7 preschoolers, ages 3-5, to learn more about the support needed to help them communicate their narrative intelligence. Students lined up, eager to talk about their work, and shared stories about their paintings (4), their lego creation (1), their truck game (1), and their memory of b Our MindScribe CEO had a great time doing hands-on fieldwork at a local Boulder preschool today. Layne worked with 7 preschoolers, ages 3-5, to learn more about the support needed to help them communicate their narrative intelligence. Students lined up, eager to talk about their work, and shared stories about their paintings (4), their lego creation (1), their truck game (1), and their memory of being a baby (1). Layne observed the types of support needed to scaffold their language, and especially saw the value of MindScribe in accessing and gathering insight on language development in children with critical needs. more
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Alea R gave heat
Apr 12 '16
Curious about the MindScribe philosophy?

Our system is greatly influenced by the work of early childhood researchers Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, and Seymour Papert. They studied learning & cognitive development in young children and found that "learning, especially today, is much less about acquiring information or submitting to other people’s ideas or values, than it is about putting one’s own w
Curious about the MindScribe philosophy?

Our system is greatly influenced by the work of early childhood researchers Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, and Seymour Papert. They studied learning & cognitive development in young children and found that "learning, especially today, is much less about acquiring information or submitting to other people’s ideas or values, than it is about putting one’s own words to the world, or finding one’s own voice, and exchanging our ideas with others." They're describing the MindScribe system!

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Alea R gave heat
Apr 11 '16
MindScribe had a great conversation with a young mother of two this weekend. Her children are 2.5 years old and 1 years old, and she described how they both have distinct communication needs. She knows that they need to be exposed to lots of language in early childhood and she wants to create more opportunities to meaningfully converse with them. However, she doesn't always know what to talk about MindScribe had a great conversation with a young mother of two this weekend. Her children are 2.5 years old and 1 years old, and she described how they both have distinct communication needs. She knows that they need to be exposed to lots of language in early childhood and she wants to create more opportunities to meaningfully converse with them. However, she doesn't always know what to talk about. She sees MindScribe as an inspiring tool for providing insight and support for engaging language development in early childhood. MindScribe is nurturing the roles that parents can play in their child's success! more
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Alea R gave heat
Apr 11 '16
Exciting news! MindScribe is partnering with a local Boulder preschool to better understand the needs of early childhood. The school has served children speaking over 30 different home languages, and believes that "all children — of every race, ability, native language, culture and socioeconomic status — have the right to flourish in an inclusive preschool program." We are so grateful for our grow Exciting news! MindScribe is partnering with a local Boulder preschool to better understand the needs of early childhood. The school has served children speaking over 30 different home languages, and believes that "all children — of every race, ability, native language, culture and socioeconomic status — have the right to flourish in an inclusive preschool program." We are so grateful for our growing network of community partners. more
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Alea R gave heat
Apr 7 '16
It's Autism Awareness month! Check out this great article by The Denver Post featuring the work of our MindScribe advisory member Lauren Thome: www.denverpost.com/food/ci_29732891/dirt-coffee-helps-autistic-training-employment It's Autism Awareness month! Check out this great article by The Denver Post featuring the work of our MindScribe advisory member Lauren Thome: www.denverpost.com/food/ci_29732891/dirt-coffee-helps-autistic-training-employment
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Layne Jackson H gave heat
Apr 6 '16
We're excited to announce that the MindScribe team is collaborating with community partners to run a city park design workshop with kids. We're teaming with Growing Up Boulder and the I Have a Dream Foundation to help kids create and express their own solutions to community spaces. At the end of the workshop, the kids will present their concepts to city planners. Empowerment! Check out this video We're excited to announce that the MindScribe team is collaborating with community partners to run a city park design workshop with kids. We're teaming with Growing Up Boulder and the I Have a Dream Foundation to help kids create and express their own solutions to community spaces. At the end of the workshop, the kids will present their concepts to city planners. Empowerment! Check out this video on the City as Play technique: more
Layne Jackson Hubbard
Layne Jackson Hubbard April 6 2016
Read more about Growing Up Boulder's work: www.growingupboulder.org/
Apr 6 '16
Excellent news! Lauren Thome, M.Ed. has joined our advisory team. A fellow entrepreneur, Lauren is the founder of Garden Autism Services and she serves on the board of the Autism Society of Colorado. She works with children, adolescents, and adults and is an expert in autism support and advocacy. Check out this video profile of Lauren directed by one of her clients, Robby Chaney: Excellent news! Lauren Thome, M.Ed. has joined our advisory team. A fellow entrepreneur, Lauren is the founder of Garden Autism Services and she serves on the board of the Autism Society of Colorado. She works with children, adolescents, and adults and is an expert in autism support and advocacy. Check out this video profile of Lauren directed by one of her clients, Robby Chaney:
Apr 6 '16
Hip hip hooray! Dr. Ben Shapiro is joining our board of advisors. Dr. Shapiro is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, ATLAS, *and* Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. He directs the Laboratory for Playful Computation and brings a wealth of experience in ethical technology development and participatory design with children. We're very fortunate to be guided by his expertise. Hip hip hooray! Dr. Ben Shapiro is joining our board of advisors. Dr. Shapiro is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science, ATLAS, *and* Education at the University of Colorado Boulder. He directs the Laboratory for Playful Computation and brings a wealth of experience in ethical technology development and participatory design with children. We're very fortunate to be guided by his expertise.
Layne Jackson Hubbard
Layne Jackson Hubbard April 6 2016
Read more on Dr. Shapiro here: benshapi.ro/
Apr 5 '16
Join us in welcoming Dr. Tom Yeh to our advising team. Dr. Yeh is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder and is the Director of the Tactile Book Project. He is leading an initiative to create 3D-printed tactile picture books for young children with visual impairments. We are very excited to have his expertise in designing for accessibility and creating for Join us in welcoming Dr. Tom Yeh to our advising team. Dr. Yeh is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder and is the Director of the Tactile Book Project. He is leading an initiative to create 3D-printed tactile picture books for young children with visual impairments. We are very excited to have his expertise in designing for accessibility and creating for cognitive opportunities. Welcome, Dr. Yeh! more
Apr 4 '16
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Clayton Lewis is joining our board of advisors. Dr. Lewis is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder as well as a Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Science. He is an expert in cognitive assistive technology, human-computer interaction, and educational technology. He has created widely used techniques in software development such We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Clayton Lewis is joining our board of advisors. Dr. Lewis is a Professor of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder as well as a Fellow at the Institute of Cognitive Science. He is an expert in cognitive assistive technology, human-computer interaction, and educational technology. He has created widely used techniques in software development such as the Think Aloud Method and the Cognitive Walkthrough. Welcome, Dr. Lewis! more
Layne Jackson Hubbard
Layne Jackson Hubbard April 4 2016
Read more on Dr. Lewis here: www.cusys.edu/newsletter/2011/06-08/5q.html
Apr 4 '16
This video of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Ron Suskind, and his son Owen does an amazing job of showing the need for parents to find "a door into the world of their child". This video of Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Ron Suskind, and his son Owen does an amazing job of showing the need for parents to find "a door into the world of their child".