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Dr Dylan Arena
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Dr Dylan Arena

US
I'm a learning scientist with a focus in game-based learning and a background in statistics, software development, and cognitive science.

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Chief Learning Officer
Qualifications:
  • Ph.D., Learning Sciences and Technology Design
  • M.S., Statistics
  • M.A., Philosophy
  • B.S., Symbolic Systems
  • All from Stanford University.
Working for:
Kidaptive, Inc. ( www.kidaptive.com )

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  • Questions 0
  • Answers 9
  • Followers 10
  • Follows 0
  • Votes given 1
  • Votes received 27
Questions Answers Comments Votes
06Sep
My three-year-old doesn't know numbers yet, should I worry?

If it were my child, I wouldn't worry yet. It's possible that the child hasn't learned the names of numbers yet because he's been busy learning lots ...

06Sep

Not knowing the "names of the numbers" is deceiving since simply saying the words "one, two, three" from rote memory is not considered noteworthy, ...

18Jun
How much impact does preschool have on the rest of a child's education?

The first five years of a child's life are far and away the most important years for brain development. As I wrote in a blog post a while back: ...

29May
My 3-year-old keeps asking me 'why'. How can I answer all his questions?

A great first response is often, "Why do _you _think?" I've written a blog entry on my company website (**"[Ask children ...

01Mar
Are there any apps or websites that can help US kids prepare for their SATs?

One good resource is EduPath: [http://www.edupath.com/](http://www.edupath.com/) I know the founders well, and they have their heads on straight with ...

18Jan
What effects do violent video games have on young minds?

There are plenty of studies, but there is no evidence firm enough for either side in the argument to admit defeat. Those who argue that violent ...

10Jan
Can school design affect kids’ grades?

The short version: This study, while interesting, didn't actually *prove* anything, because it didn't use a research design that would allow it to ...

03Jan
Can Google Glass change education?

Short answer: No, it can't. Technology by itself will almost never change education. The only way to change educational practice is to change the ...

28Dec
Are tablets a better ‘babysitter’ than TV?

Ms. Naik's response above makes some great points. Underlying many of them is a simple point that is often glossed over in new-media discussions and ...

21Dec
Should children learn maths skills at a younger age?

The short version: Yes, kids can benefit from working on mathematical thinking. This doesn't mean drilling on addition/subtraction, though. Helping ...

Q: My three-year-old doesn't know numbers yet, should I worry?

A: If it were my child, I wouldn't worry yet. It's possible that the child hasn't learned the names of numbers yet because he's been busy learning lots ...

3 years ago

Q: How much impact does preschool have on the rest of a child's education?

A: The first five years of a child's life are far and away the most important years for brain development. As I wrote in a blog post a while back: ...

3 years ago

Q: My 3-year-old keeps asking me 'why'. How can I answer all his questions?

A: A great first response is often, "Why do _you _think?" I've written a blog entry on my company website (**"[Ask children ...

3 years ago

Q: Are there any apps or websites that can help US kids prepare for their SATs?

A: One good resource is EduPath: [http://www.edupath.com/](http://www.edupath.com/) I know the founders well, and they have their heads on straight with ...

4 years ago

Q: What effects do violent video games have on young minds?

A: There are plenty of studies, but there is no evidence firm enough for either side in the argument to admit defeat. Those who argue that violent ...

4 years ago

Q: Can school design affect kids’ grades?

A: The short version: This study, while interesting, didn't actually *prove* anything, because it didn't use a research design that would allow it to ...

4 years ago

Q: Can Google Glass change education?

A: Short answer: No, it can't. Technology by itself will almost never change education. The only way to change educational practice is to change the ...

4 years ago

Q: Are tablets a better ‘babysitter’ than TV?

A: Ms. Naik's response above makes some great points. Underlying many of them is a simple point that is often glossed over in new-media discussions and ...

4 years ago

Q: Should children learn maths skills at a younger age?

A: The short version: Yes, kids can benefit from working on mathematical thinking. This doesn't mean drilling on addition/subtraction, though. Helping ...

4 years ago

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Got it? So let's get to it.

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