Monthly Archives: September 2012

co-reading

Reading with Young Children: Something Old and Something New?

September 18, 2012

Followers of the Center’s blog and research initiatives will know, we have been closely following the evolving, but not yet precisely documented transition from print to digital information that is impacting just about everyone these days. Our perspective on this phenomenon is to identify the ways in which digital books, … 







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SciTunes: Body Adventure with Captain Brainy-Pants!

2011 National STEM Video Game Challenge App Available Now!

by Administrator
September 13, 2012

Congratulations to Dan Caldwell, one of our 2011 National STEM Challenge Video Game winners. His app, Body Adventure with Captain Brainy-Pants! is now available in the iTunes App Store. The app includes six games that explore the systems of the human body and features original music composed by Dan himself … 







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iLearn Games addendum

iKeep Learning: Looking at Games in the App Store

by Carly Shuler
September 11, 2012

When I wrote the first iLearn report in 2009, mainstream news and industry sources were just starting to document the trend of kids and apps, and there was a significant amount of skepticism around whether apps would play an important role in the children’s media landscape.  The original report addressed … 







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Gamestar Mechanic

Every Summer Has a Story: Taking Lessons from Learning with Video Game Design into the Classroom

by Meagan Bromley
September 4, 2012

They say that every summer has a story, and now at the end of my experience teaching for the Gamestar Mechanic Online Learning Program, it’s time for my students’ stories to come to an end. But it’s wonderful to realize that for many of them getting more interested and involved … 







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