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Excitement and Energy at a STEM Challenge Workshop

by Emily Kundrot
March 5, 2015

In an education setting, video games are often dismissed as mindless entertainment. This was the opposite in the National STEM Video Game Challenge Workshop hosted at the Science Museum of Virginia (SMV), where Barrie Adleberg and I helped students to critically think about the mechanics of a video game and … 







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Publications

Aprendiendo en casa

Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Learning Tool among Hispanic-Latino Families

by June Lee and Brigid Barron

The Hispanic-Latino population is one of the largest—and most diverse—demographics in the U.S. Aprendiendo en casa reveals findings from a national survey of Hispanic parents about their home media environments and practices, and their perceptions of their children’s use of educational media across a range of different platforms. The report … 







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Initiatives

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Spotlight on Hispanic-Latino Families and Digital Media

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has always been interested in how children—especially those who are struggling—learn across both formal and informal environments, whether they are interacting with media on their own or together with teachers, family members, or their peers. In June 2012 we deepened our commitment to learning more … 







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Events

Guernsey and Levine

Conversations with Authors Webinar Series: Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Age

Apr 20 2015

In a world where young children are surrounded by media choices, can digital tools be better deployed to enhance early literacy skills? Lisa Guernsey and Michael Levine (Executive Director, Joan Ganz Cooney Center) will address this question and share findings from their forthcoming book, Tap, Click, Read, which analyzes the current digital media and literacy … 







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