Madhu Govind – Early Learners and Technology


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Hello, and welcome to Episode 125 of the Planning Period Podcast, part of the OnPodcastMedia Network. I’m your host, Brad Shreffler.

This week on the show I am joined by Madhu Govind. Madhu is a doctorial student focused on technology in early learners at the Tuffts University DevTech Research Group, and a former special education teacher in Oklahoma. She was recommended to me as a guest after Glen Irvin read her Medium post, which we discuss in the chat.

Madhu and I talk about the difference between playground and playpen technologies (Marina Bers) and how we balance those, the need for more reflective assignments, especially now, tips for parents now, the gaps between research-based best practices and the real classrooms, the problems with research being applied to all classrooms, the importance of creativity in the classroom, and the power of igniting a passion in your students.

So, sit back and enjoy Episode 125 of the Planning Period Podcast, my interview with Madhu Govind.

Madhu, thank you so much for joining me on the show! It was great to chat and I’m glad I was able to be your first podcast!

To connect with Madhu, find her on Linkedin or Twitter, @madhumitagovind.

If you have comments or questions about the show, you can always connect with me on Twitter or Instagram, @BradShreffler. I love to hear from you all there and that’s also a great place to connect if you’d like to be a guest on the show. Or, checkout the Feedback Page on my website that gives you other options for feedback as well, which you can find at

Until next week, ignite a passion in your students.

Dear Parents, You Got This on Medium
Madhu’s Infographic for Parents At-Home Learning

Music provided by:

Vicious by Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

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