Jim Gray is a learning consultant, specializing in developmentally appropriate uses of digital media with children, families, preschools, and community settings such as museums and libraries. He has been a teacher of young children, researcher of innovative learning technologies, and Director of Learning at LeapFrog Enterprises. Academic credentials include a BA in Early Childhood Education, an advanced degree in Interactive Media Design, and a doctorate of Education from Harvard. He has been an advisor to PBS KIDS Next Generation Media and Stanford University's Program in Learning, Design, and Technology. As the father of twin preschoolers, he loves inventing toys and playful learning activities for his whole family.
Plan, build, and support a taxonomy of learning goals for one or more subject areas, aligned to standards as required, and organized to meet the needs of your project.
Envision and guide development of learning goals, content, and interactions to support engagement, play, and learning for children and families.
Analyze business landscape, educational trends, and learning technologies to identify opportunities and avoid dead ends.
Engage individuals or groups in a process of envisioning new directions or innovative approaches to existing ones.
- World Congress of Play (2013)
- National Reseach Council (2013)
- Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Opening Keynote (2011)
- Fred Forward Panel (2010)
- Kids@Play CES (2010)
- CHI Panel (2009)
- Sandbox Summit Panel (2009)
- Dust or Magic talk (2006, 2008, 2009, 2012)
- Kid Power Conference Keynote (2005)