Monthly Archives: February 2014

Project Penpal

Project Pen Pal: Connecting Classrooms through Sharing Science

by Joel Knopf
February 27, 2014

When twelve-year-old Amy O’Toole spoke at TED last fall, she took the stage as one of the youngest people ever to have published a peer-reviewed science article. Amy’s inspiring article, which she wrote with her classmates as part of a playful participatory science program, is perhaps the only peer-reviewed science … 

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Games & Learning at SXSWEdu

by Administrator
February 25, 2014

If you’re in Austin for SXSWEdu, join the Cooney Center at one of the panels that we are presenting. On Monday, March 3, Education Fellow Jessica Millstone will be part of “Listen Up! Speak Up! Game Up! A Game Data Discussion” at 1:30 pm. This panel brings together education, game … 

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Cooney Center Represents at the 2014 Digital Media and Learning Conference

by Anna Ly
February 25, 2014

This year, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center will be a part of not just one, but two sessions at the Digital Media and Learning Conference, an annual event supported by the MacArthur Foundation and organized by the Digital Media and Learning Research Hub. The conference, which takes place March 6-8th, … 

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Michael Levine on KQED's IQ SmartParent

Apps, Gaps, and the Digital Divide

by Administrator
February 24, 2014

Michael Levine recently appeared on WQED’s IQSmartParent with host Angela Santomero to discuss kids, apps, and the digital divide.

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Aaron Gaudette

Meet the Winners: Aaron Gaudette

by Allison Mishkin
February 12, 2014

Aaron Gaudette was the winner of the High School Open Platform category of the 2013 National STEM Video Game Challenge. His game, Crystal Physics, was designed in Unity. Aaron Gaudette describes himself as a musician, technologist, and game developer. These disciplines are united by a common theme: he taught himself … 

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Toothsavers by the AdCouncil

Getting your child to brush? There’s an app for that!

by Anastasia Goodstein
February 10, 2014

As a parent of a 4-year-old, I know that mobile apps are a) incredibly popular with preschoolers and b) that getting my daughter to brush her teeth twice a day is HARD.  In my professional role as VP of Digital at The Ad Council, I recently had the opportunity to … 

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by Administrator
February 5, 2014

Ever since the Joan Ganz Cooney Center opened its doors in 2007, we’ve met a lot of great developers who are producing games for kids. And one piece of advice that they are all looking for is how to get their products funded and distributed as widely as possible– whether … 

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