Howard Blumenthal joins Mike on this episode about reimagining school for the future. Howard's best-known work is Where in the World is Carmen San Diego?, which he created and produced for PBS. Nowadays, Howard's keen interest is in growing up in the 21st century; what children and teenagers learn, and how they learn; global citizenship; social change; and human progress. We explore his big picture thinking about media/technology, behavioral change, public good, and international relationships as we dive into his founding of Reinventing School earlier this year. We also touch on his work with Kids On Earth.Howard's lifelong interest connects play, fun and imagination with curiosity as the primary driver for learning. We hope you enjoy this conversation that explores how to foster global citizenship in kids that is enabled by personal learning, media, and technology.Thanks as always for listening. Subscribe to Trending in Education here.
Televisionation: “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego” Creator, Howard Blumenthal
ITVT/TVOT is pleased to present a new episode of “Televisionation,” our video/audio podcast exploring the advanced/interactive-TV industry in the Coronavirus/Covid-19 Era and beyond.This episode features Howard Blumenthal, who among other things created and produced the famous PBS children’s show, “Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego.” Blumenthal, who is currently a Senior Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses his work at QUBE, the legendary interactive TV service launched in Columbus, Ohio by Warner Cable in 1977, as well as his work on “Carmen Sandiego,” on MTV’s “Remote Control” and on other seminal shows. He also tells us about his father, Norm Blumenthal, who produced the famous NBC game show, “Concentration,” and was involved in the 1950’s proto-interactive TV show, “Winky Dink and You.” And he shares his thoughts on how to create and produce programming that’s relevant and valuable to 21st century children.http://tvotshow.com/televisionation
Reinventing School and Learning from Kids on Earth with Howard Blumenthal
Production team:Host : Maria XenidouProducer: Julie-Roxane KrikorianIntroduction Voice: David Bourne Contact us:impactlearningpodcast(at)gmail.com Music credits:Like Lee performed by The Mini VandalsTransition sounds: Swamp Walks performed by Jingle Punks Where to find more about Howard Blumenthal and his projects:LinkedInReinventing SchoolKids on Earth Mentioned in this episode:Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?Dorothy Tecklenburg Faces Looking Up by Mina LewitonGreta ThunbergSteve HargadonAncestry.comPositive Psychology Listen to this episode and explore: Howard’s early-childhood interest in media and production through a self-directed learning path (4:51)The creation of ‘Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego?’ show for PBS (11:15)What impact Howard wanted to create with his television game show for kids (15:34)The Kids on Earth project: the origin of the idea and how Howard brought it to life (18:42)Which topics 21-century kids are interested in learning and talking about (26:36)How students, parents and teachers can use the Kids on Earth video library to learn from home (29:36)Reinventing School: creating social change in learning and education (34:16)How kids want to reinvent schools (37:12)The evolving role of the teacher as a mentor and guide (40:52)What Howard sees in the future of education (44:50)What Howard wants to leave his mark on during his lifetime (48:44)
CEO of Media Independence (MiND TV) Howard Blumenthal
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Media Independence (MiND) TV CEO Howard Blumenthal discusses this new multi-platform television and internet channel which emphasizes learning, social awareness, and a hands-on approach to media. MiND's agenda is set by the community, not by unseen program executives or corporate owners. It is truly TV by the people and for the people and is reinventing television. Crucial funding cuts threaten public television in Philadelphia, ultimately affecting the ability of continued operations. We'll talk about what people can do to help save this important community-based media outlet. www.mindtv.org/advocate In addition to serving as MiND CEO, Blumenthal is the author of more than twenty books, and produced the Peabody and Emmy award-winning PBS children's series "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?" game show. He also produced original specials and series for HBO Family, Nickelodeon, Universal syndication, Food Network, History Channel, Cinemax, and TV Land. Writers and producers looking to get your projects in front of a television viewing audience, you don't want to miss this show!