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Families and Pokémon GO

by Kiley Sobel
March 28, 2017

On July 6, 2016, Niantic, Inc. released Pokémon GO, which quickly became one of the most popular mobile game apps in history. In this location-based mobile game, players use the GPS capabilities of their smartphones or tablets to navigate an avatar within a virtual world that is overlaid on top of the … 







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STEM Starts Early: Grounding Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Early Childhood

by Elisabeth McClure, Doug Clements, Lisa Guernsey, Susan Nall Bales, Jennifer Nichols, Nat Kendall-Taylor, and Michael Levine

Tomorrow’s inventors and scientists are today’s curious young children—as long as those children are given ample chances to explore and are guided by adults equipped to support them. STEM Starts Early is the culmination of a deep inquiry supported by the National Science Foundation that aims to better understand the … 







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Initiatives

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Digital Games and Family Life

Once a novelty restricted to arcades, video games have become a deeply embedded part of our lives. As digital game platforms have become increasingly more affordable and more accessible over the past forty years, it has become clear that games aren’t just fun to play, but can motivate people of … 







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Events

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67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association

25 - 29 May 2017 | San Diego, CA

This event is open to the public. Conference Theme: Interventions: Communication Research and Practice “Intervention” points to a range of communication practices that engage with a political event, social phenomena, industrial or socio-cultural practice, in order to alter and disrupt events and the norms and practices that contribute to their … 







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