Monthly Archives: February 2012

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Generation STEM

by Laura E Kirkpatrick
February 29, 2012

Right now, here at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, we are all about STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. There are only two weeks left to enter the National STEM Video Game Challenge, which we are proud to present along with our partner E-Line Media. But we’re not the … 







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Extreme Makeover DML Edition: Rethinking Design

by Lori Takeuchi and Sarah Vaala
February 22, 2012

Join us at DML 2012: Extreme Makeover DML Edition: Rethinking designs for younger and older users | March 2, 2012 Attending the DML 2012 Conference next week in San Francisco? Don’t miss our panel: Extreme Makeover DML Edition: Rethinking designs for younger and older users, Friday, March 2, at 2:30 … 







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Joan Ganz Cooney, founder of Sesame Workshop, Interview

by Laura
February 22, 2012

Neil Shapiro, of New York City’s WNET13,recently interviewed Joan Ganz Cooney, the founder of the Sesame Street and co-founder of The Joan Ganz Cooney Center, for the Pioneers series.  The Center applies Ms. Ganz Cooney’s ground breaking 40 year old question, “How can emerging media help children learn?” by bring it into … 







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STEM Challenge – Can You Feel The Hype?

by Katya Hott, Eline Media
February 21, 2012

This post was originally published by Gamestar Mechanic Teacher Blog.  For full coverage of the National Stem Video Game Challenge, click here. Last week, I googled 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge and read through 15 full pages of search results where people and organizations shared their excitement for this year’s … 







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Platform Diving

by Carly Shuler
February 15, 2012

I just returned from Kidscreen Summit and its new digital offspring iKids, where I had the rare opportunity to participate in a platform diving competition. OK – that makes me sound way cooler than I actually am. By platform I’m referring to software on a mobile device, and by diving … 







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Swipe, tap, flick and read?

by Sarah Vaala, Ph.D.
February 15, 2012

 This post was originally submitted to Edutopia and is reprinted with their permission. Mixed reactions to children’s e-books and the digitization of story time The news media and blogosphere were abuzz last month with the news that Apple is “reinventing the textbook” through the introduction of digital textbooks available for the … 







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Action! An update from TASC on its Action Group.

by Susan Brenna
February 15, 2012

In 2011, The Cooney Center formed six action team, based on geographical location.  The teams were charged with building promising practices and scalable models of the ways that media, and particularly digital media, can promote children’s learning in environments outside of school. These teams were an integral part of the … 







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Reflections on iKids and Kidscreen Summit 2012

by Meryl Alper
February 14, 2012

Kidscreen Summit, with 1,500 delegates representing 800 companies and 43 countries, is part conference, summit, networking event, exhibition and trade show.  With every major children’s media industry player (and everyone who very much wants to be a major player) under one roof, pre-conference iKids and Kidscreen delivered a number of … 







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The Cooney Center Presents: The New Coviewing

by Laura Kirkpatrick
February 14, 2012

Remember the old Bert and Ernie sketch, where Ernie, very interested in the “Man Bites Dog” article, continually reads over Bert’s shoulder? This disrupts the taller Muppet’s attempt to finish coverage of the long-awaited national pigeon show. The sketch ends with Bert suggesting they share the paper, Ernie agreeing and … 







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Life After a Cooney Center Research Fellowship

by Gabrielle Cayton-Hodges
February 8, 2012

Editor’s Note: Want to join the Joan Ganz Cooney Center team? Apply to be the 2016-2017 Cooney Center Fellow! We are accepting fellowship applications now through April 4, 2016. We’ve all been there many times: “go around the table and introduce yourselves.”  There are certain times in our lives when this happens at an extremely … 







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