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!

Family Time with Apps: Routines

For the Love of Routines — and Research

by Shelley Pasnik
February 24, 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 … 







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Cooney Center 2015-2016 Fellows Program: Now Accepting Applications

by Briana Pressey
February 20, 2015

  The Joan Ganz Cooney Center is accepting fellowship applications now through April 15, 2015.  Fellows Program Overview Cooney Center Fellows participate in a wide range of projects and, in doing so, develop broad exposure to scholarship, policy, and practice in the field of digital media and learning. This professional … 







Digital Media and Latino Families

A Blizzard of Digital Content for Latino Children and Families

by Bruce Fuller, José Lizárraga, and James H. Gray
February 19, 2015

Our new report, Digital Media and Latino Families, takes stock of recent research that reveals widening use of digital media by Latino children, along with the multifaceted effects on their learning and their families. We find, empirically speaking, that the much discussed “digital divide” no longer hampers Latino families, as parents … 







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“When [my daughter] doesn’t know something, I go to YouTube.” How Hispanic-Latino families use media for learning

by June Lee
February 19, 2015

view Spanish translation “Yeah, when [my daughter] doesn’t know something, I go to YouTube. I see the video. And once I understand how it is, then I’ll teach her. I explain it to her.”   Elena, mother to 9-year-old Alicia, describes how she learns important information from the Internet to … 







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“Cuando (mi hija) no sabe algo, voy a YouTube”. Cómo las familias Hispanas/Latinas usan los medios para el aprendizaje.

by June Lee
February 19, 2015

view English “Ajá, cuando (mi hija) no sabe algo, voy a YouTube. Veo un video y una vez que entiendo, entonces le enseño y le explico las cosas a ella”.   Elena, mamá de Alicia (9 años), describe cómo obtiene información importante en internet para ayudar a Alicia con las … 







Games for Change 2015

Games for Change 2015

by Meghan Ventura
February 17, 2015

The Games for Change Festival (April 21-23 & 25), the largest gaming event in New York City, celebrates the positive power of games, again as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. From the most successful mobile games to cutting-edge virtual reality projects, this year brings the best Festival line-up yet. … 







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Designing Media for Underserved Families

A Collaborative Experiment On January 23, 2015, researchers, educators, and digital media professionals spent the day at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (aka the d.school) to imagine how to better support the needs and interest-driven learning of families with children through digital media. The “Designing Media for Underserved Families” … 







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A Mouse in the House and the Desire To Learn

by Jens Peter de Pedro
February 10, 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 … 







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A Survey to Map Early Literacy Initiatives Assisted by New Technologies

by Lisa Guernsey
February 3, 2015

A growing number of children across the country are exposed to media and interactive technology on a daily basis, and more and more parents are accustomed to communicating via mobile phones and other tools. Many early learning initiatives are beginning to determine how they might harness these tools to engage … 







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Mind the (Diversity) Gap in Kids’ Digital Media

by Sandhya Nankani
January 27, 2015

Despite the fact that 37 percent of the U.S. population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published over the past 18 years contain multicultural content. Today’s celebration of Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCCBD) is a direct response to this diversity gap that exists in the world of children’s …