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Friday, March 8 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Furby and Me: Connecting with Gadgets

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Furby is a cuddly toy for ages six and up. The box tells us it has "a mind of its own." How you treat Furby shapes its personality. Have our gadgets become something more than tools? Have they become evocative objects, a part of our social and emotional life? How many people have you heard say that without their smart phone, it would be as if they had lost their mind?
In this presentation, I will relate my weeks interacting with Furby and observing toddlers to teenagers doing the same. Do our toys and itools help us think and shape our thoughts? What happens when the Velveteen Rabbit meets virtual reality?

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Kelly Nelson

Media Specialist, Hunter Jr High
I have been a teacher and media specialist in the Granite School District for 35 years. I am the last of the librarians.

Friday March 8, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm MST
  Session, 3rd Session

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