Pittsburgh is quietly being hailed as a national model for supporting outside-the-box digital learning efforts, especially for young children. The city’s focus is on getting unlikely partners – a classroom teacher and a university robotics lab, for example, or early-childhood advocates and a neighborhood barbershop – to work together.
Last week, staff writer Benjamin Herold took an in-depth look at what’s happening in Pittsburgh. Among the projects he featured was Message From Me, a new iPad app for young children and their caregivers that is being piloted in the city’s economically-devastated Homewood neighborhood.
Photographer Jeff Swensen was also on the ground in Pittsburgh. Here’s his look at the people, places, and technology that are making the Steel City a digital-learning hub.
A version of this article first appeared in the Full Frame blog.