Monthly Archives: December 2010

Looking Back to Move Ahead: Some Reflections on 2010

by Michael H. Levine, PhD
December 22, 2010

This past year has been a difficult one for many families, especially for the nation’s most vulnerable children. By some estimates, nearly half of all young children in the U.S. are at risk of falling into poverty should their parents face more economic stress. And the litany of disturbing statistics … 







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Podcast on iPhones, Educational Apps, and Young Kids

by Catherine Jhee
December 16, 2010

Check out this great interview about the Cooney Center’s report report, “Learning: Is There An App for That?” with Carly Shuler, the study’s co-author, and Lisa Guernsey, Director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation. They discuss the phenomenon of the “pass-back” effect, in which parents share … 







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I want one, therefore I have one.

by Jennifer Kotler, PhD
December 13, 2010

“Who has an email account?” we ask the second grade children sitting eagerly before us. Almost every hand goes up excitedly. “And who has an S-account?” I then ask (saying the first non-existent thing that pops into my head). Almost three-quarters of the hands go up excitedly. I only heard … 







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Generation Mobile

by Catherine Jhee
December 13, 2010

On Tuesday, December 14 the FCC is hosting Generation Mobile, a forum that will bring together teenagers, parents, educators, and experts to discuss the many opportunities and challenges around the way kids use mobile technology today. The event takes place from 10am until 1pm at McKinley Technology High School in … 







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