Check out what the Cooney Center staff are covering in the realm of digital kids’ learning. Do you have an idea you’d like to see covered? Let us know!

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Slideshow: Intergenerational Game Design Workshop

by Catherine Jhee
May 22, 2015

On Saturday, May 9, 17 kids between 8-18 years old joined a 50+ adult in their life (parents, grandparents, relatives, or friends) for a free, three-hour video game design workshop at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. hosted by AARP and MentorUp, E-Line Media and the Joan … 







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Your Children Need Real-Life Video Game Escapades

by Jordan Shapiro
May 19, 2015

Family Time with Apps is a free interactive guide for parents and caregivers that highlights some ways that families can use technology together. The book features comic strips that parents and children can enjoy together, as well as tips on selecting apps that can help turn screen time into family … 







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Four ways to tell if an educational app will actually help your child learn

by Jennifer M. Zosh, Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, and Roberta Golinkof
May 7, 2015

Imagine someone telling you that a new technology would be available in five years that has the potential to revolutionise childhood and early education. But the downside is that you will have to choose from among 80,000 possible options. This is the problem currently facing many parents. Following the invention … 







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Reading with Preschoolers: Just Do It!

by Jennifer A. Perry
May 5, 2015

My hand tightly grasping my mother’s, I cautiously approached the low table and scanned its crowded top, gasping with a mix of delight and nervousness when I saw what my almost four-year-old self had been yearning for for what seemed like a lifetime: a crisp lined yellow card with a … 







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Preparing for New Experiences

by Jason Boog
April 30, 2015

Family Time with Apps is a free interactive guide for parents and caregivers that highlights some ways that families can use technology together. The book features comic strips that parents and children can enjoy together, as well as tips on selecting apps that can help turn screen time into family … 







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Keeping Family Connections Alive with Technology

by Jeana Lee Tahnk
April 15, 2015

My kids are so lucky. Not only because they have my husband and me as parents (ha), but because they have the luxury of all their immediate family members within driving distance. Grandparents, cousins, aunts and uncles are around for family gatherings, holidays and birthday celebrations. Certainly a luxury I didn’t grow up with. 

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Katz, Vaala, and Yip Named Senior Cooney Center Fellows

by Administrator
April 14, 2015

We are proud to announce a brand new fellows program at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. Unlike the Center’s traditional Fellowship, which is annually awarded to early-career investigators, the Cooney Center Senior Fellowship program honors individuals for their past contributions as well as ongoing collaborations with the Cooney Center. Drs. … 







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Digital Nature for Digital Natives

by Melina Gerosa Bellows
April 1, 2015

We recently released Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids, a free interactive guide for parents and caregivers. The book features comic strips that parents and children can enjoy together, as well as tips on selecting apps that can help turn screen time into family … 







A few thoughts about what to remember from this year's SXSW Interactive.

Bagging the Key SXSW Learning Game Trends

by Anna Ly, Michelle Miller
March 30, 2015

Attending SXSW Interactive is a little like being on safari. The day begins with anticipation, involves endless strategizing around where to be and what ballrooms offer the maximum return, and ends with a re-cap of which “big game” was spotted, what life-changing experiences were narrowly missed and what was photo … 







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Teaching with Digital Games: Webinar Available on Demand

by Administrator
March 24, 2015

On March 23, Michael Levine presented “Teaching with Digital Games,” a webinar for the Share My Lesson Virtual Conference with Rebecca Rufo-Tepper from the Institute of Play. The session was attended live by nearly 500 participants, and is now available for view on demand on the Share My Lesson website …