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What is iQ: smartparent?

iQ: smartparent is an Emmy Award-winning program about parenting in the digital age. WQED-TV created a television series and social network for parents to empower them with new knowledge, tools, and abilities to successfully guide their children in the use of digital media and technology.  iQ: smartparents are a community of parents, caregivers, educators and experts who want to understand the opportunities and challenges of media as it relates to child development. Our show is developed in partnership among WQED's award-winning education, production, and interactive teams.

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  1. Season 1 consists of three hour-long specials on parenting in the digital age.   Those episodes include:  Like, Follow, Share; Tune In, Tune Out; and Tots + Tech.
  2. Season 2 consists of six thirty-minute shows that touch on diverse topics like how media and robotics is helping kids with autism, to how tech is changing your child’s school experience.  Those episodes include: Apps, Gaps and the Digital Divide; Aiding Autism; iDad; Digital Badging; Flipped Learning; and Healthy Media Habits.
  3. Season 3 consists of six programs that focus on interesting topics such as gender in the media, parent entrepreneurs and the maker movement. Those episodes include: Parent Entrepreneurs; Preventing the Summer Slide; Gaming; The Culture of Making; Girls & Media; and The Maker Movement in Schools.
  4. We are currently in production on Season 4. Watch for episodes about social & emotional learning; how to make the most of libraries in person and online; exciting family activities to promote STEM education; and a special episode revealing how parents' media habits influence their kids!

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Khalif Ali
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Felix Brandon Lloyd
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Kimberly Bryant
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John Carosso
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Darieth Chisolm
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An-Me Chung
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Megan Cicconi
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Mary Frances Cooper
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Christine Cray
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Venneasha Davis
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Ken Denmead
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Jennifer Ehehalt
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Rebecca Gaynier
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Deborah Gilboa, MD
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Shawn Grimes
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Nancy Gruver
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Lisa Guernsey
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Katherine Gullone
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Daniel Harrold
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Mark Hatch
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Dr. James Huguley
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Lora Hutelmyer
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Nicolas Jaramillo
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Annisha Jeffries
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Emily Kirkpatrick
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Caroline Knorr
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Kelly Kochamba
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Matt Larson
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Dr. Michael H. Levine
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Cathy Lewis Long
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Deborah Linebarger
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Jordan Lloyd Bookey
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Derek Lomas
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Temple Lovelace, Ph.D
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Michelle Lubetsky
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Graig Marx
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Bob McLaughlin
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Jillian & Adelaide McLaughlin
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David Nassar
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Adam Nye
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Shelley Pasnik
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Lisa Regalla
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Lisa Regalla
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Michael Rich, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM
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Michael Robb
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Amber Rooke
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Aaron Sams
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Angela Santomero
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Hedda Sharapan
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Pramod Sharma
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Aubrey Shick
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Larry Smith
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Brett Spitale
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Brian Stamford
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Betsy Stein
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Felton Thomas, Jr.
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Tara Tiger Brown
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Jessica Trybus
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Marie Belle Vargas
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Rick Wallace
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Patrick Waters
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Jane Werner
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