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iQ: smartparent

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.

iQ: smartparent  
  • Idad
    Monday, August 10
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Digital Badging
    Tuesday, August 11
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Digital Badging
    Monday, August 17
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Flipped Learning
    Tuesday, August 18
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Flipped Learning
    Monday, August 24
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Healthy Media Habits
    Tuesday, August 25
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode discusses healthy media habits for children and families. "Mediatrician" Michael Rich, MD, of Harvard Medical School and the Center on Media and Child Health, shares his advice on screen time and a balanced media diet.
  • Healthy Media Habits
    Monday, August 31
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode discusses healthy media habits for children and families. "Mediatrician" Michael Rich, MD, of Harvard Medical School and the Center on Media and Child Health, shares his advice on screen time and a balanced media diet.
  • Parent Entrepreneurs
    Tuesday, September 1
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode of iQ: smartparent explores the work of parent entrepreneurs, and how being a parent inspires us to invent and innovate to improve our children's lives. This show looks at media and how parents can use it to shape a more inclusive, diverse, and imaginative childhood.
  • Parent Entrepreneurs
    Monday, September 7
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode of iQ: smartparent explores the work of parent entrepreneurs, and how being a parent inspires us to invent and innovate to improve our children's lives. This show looks at media and how parents can use it to shape a more inclusive, diverse, and imaginative childhood.
  • Preventing The Summer Slide
    Tuesday, September 8
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode of iQ: smartparent explores the so-called "Summer Slide" and what happens to kids' learning when the school year ends. The latest research shows that kids lose up to two months of learned material during an idle summer; this show examines the innovations, techniques, and activities that parents can use to emphasize continued learning and growth throughout the summer months.
  • Preventing The Summer Slide
    Monday, September 14
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode of iQ: smartparent explores the so-called "Summer Slide" and what happens to kids' learning when the school year ends. The latest research shows that kids lose up to two months of learned material during an idle summer; this show examines the innovations, techniques, and activities that parents can use to emphasize continued learning and growth throughout the summer months.
  • Gaming
    Tuesday, September 15
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    More than 97% of kids play video games. How are today's leading educators inside and outside the classroom using game as motivation and as a learning tool? This episode of iQ: smartparent examines the world of games and how they help kids learn to solve problems and explore new ideas.
  • Gaming
    Monday, September 21
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    More than 97% of kids play video games. How are today's leading educators inside and outside the classroom using game as motivation and as a learning tool? This episode of iQ: smartparent examines the world of games and how they help kids learn to solve problems and explore new ideas.
  • The Culture of Making
    Tuesday, September 22
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    In 2009, President Obama called for Americans to be makers of things, not just consumers of things-and since then, the U.S. has truly become a nation of "Makers." This episode explores the culture of Makers and the relationship between media and Makers.
  • The Culture of Making
    Monday, September 28
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    In 2009, President Obama called for Americans to be makers of things, not just consumers of things-and since then, the U.S. has truly become a nation of "Makers." This episode explores the culture of Makers and the relationship between media and Makers.
  • Girls & Media
    Tuesday, September 29
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode of iQ: smartparent helps parents prevent stereotypes in the media from undermining their daughters. We'll tell you where to find positive media that promotes self-esteem, celebrates diversity, and empowers girls to create their own uplifting media messages. Explore the differences media makes - both good and bad and find out how parents and the girls they love can leverage media instead of just consuming it.
  • Girls & Media
    Monday, October 5
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    This episode of iQ: smartparent helps parents prevent stereotypes in the media from undermining their daughters. We'll tell you where to find positive media that promotes self-esteem, celebrates diversity, and empowers girls to create their own uplifting media messages. Explore the differences media makes - both good and bad and find out how parents and the girls they love can leverage media instead of just consuming it.
  • The Maker Movement In Schools
    Tuesday, October 6
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    Just as the Maker Movement is transforming the culture in the U.S., it's having a major impact in schools. Ioin the iQ:smartparent team for this episode where the Maker Movement's impact in the classroom is examined.
  • The Maker Movement In Schools
    Monday, October 12
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    Just as the Maker Movement is transforming the culture in the U.S., it's having a major impact in schools. Ioin the iQ:smartparent team for this episode where the Maker Movement's impact in the classroom is examined.

 

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  • Idad
    Tuesday, August 4
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Aiding Autism
    Monday, August 3
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Aiding Autism
    Tuesday, July 28
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Apps, Gaps, and the Digital Divide
    Monday, July 27
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Apps, Gaps, and the Digital Divide
    Tuesday, July 21
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Helicopter Parenting
    Monday, July 20
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • Helicopter Parenting
    Tuesday, July 14
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    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.
  • The Crisis with Soft Skills
    Monday, July 13
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    "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.
  • The Crisis with Soft Skills
    Tuesday, July 7
    8:00 pm on UEN-TV 9.1
    "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.
  • The Messy Show
    Monday, July 6
    5:00 am on UEN-TV 9.1
    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!