Monthly Archives: April 2013

Constance Steinkuehler

Video: Dr. Constance Steinkuehler on Interest Driven Learning

by Administrator
April 30, 2013

In this video, Dr. Constance Steinkuehler talks about her research on video games and literacy, and how learning skyrockets when students are passionate about the subject matter.   Dr. Steinkuehler is Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. This video appears courtesy of Edutopia.







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iPads – A Tool, Not Alchemy, for Education

by Björn Jeffery
April 25, 2013

The topic of kids and technology is a hot topic again. This would normally be a good thing, if the questions that are being discussed weren’t fundamentally the wrong ones. It is, however, a familiar situation. We are going through a normalization of a new technology, and it will be … 







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Golden Rockefeller and Wilfried Hounyo at the White House Science Fair

National STEM Video Game Winners at the White House Science Fair

by Christa Avampato
April 24, 2013

From a water filtration system powered by a stationary bike to a writing system that aids those afflicted by neurological hand tremors, the White House was brimming with the creations of young innovators at the third annual White House Science Fair. One hundred students from 40 different states attended the … 







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Checking in with Last Year’s Stem Challenge Winner, Martin Esterman

by Martin Esterman
April 17, 2013

Well, it’s been just around a year since I received an email that AdditionBlocks had won the 2012 STEM Video Game Challenge for one of the Educator entry streams. I have really enjoyed being a part of this contest, and thanks to the Cooney Center, PBS, and E-Line Media, a … 







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Digital Games: A Context for Cognitive Development

by Allison Mishkin
April 9, 2013

Executive Director Michael Levine and former Cooney Center fellow Sarah Vaala have co-authored Games for Learning: Vast Wasteland or a Digital Promise?, the conclusion to the new anthology Digital Games: A Context for Cognitive Development, edited by Fran C. Blumberg and Shalom M. Fisch. The volume takes a broad look … 







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