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Scratch Day

1 - 31 May 2017
Fee: No
Open to public: Yes
Category: Community

Scratch Day is a global network of events where people gather to celebrate Scratch, the free coding platform and online community for kids. Scratch Day events bring together young people from the Scratch community to share projects, learn from each other, and welcome newcomers. This year’s celebration is during the month of May. Look for a Scratch Day in your community, or organize your own! Learn More







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Invention & Intervention: Blending Research with Practice to Develop Effective Media for Youth

May 25 2017 | San Diego, CA
Fee: Yes
Open to public: Yes
Category: Cooney Center presenting

By bringing together media producers, industry researchers, and children’s media scholars from around the world, the intent of this preconference is to: provide guidance and information to academic researchers on the types of research currently conducted within the children’s media industry; identify how academic researchers might be influential in conducting research that will drive more impactful media productions; and brainstorm ways to facilitate improved communication between researchers and (media) practitioners. This daylong preconference (lunch included) will include three panel sessions…







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67th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association

25 - 29 May 2017 | San Diego, CA
Fee: Yes
Open to public: No
Category: Community

The theme of the 67th annual International Communications Association conference is Interventions: Communication Research and Practice. The conference takes place in San Diego from May 25-29. Cooney Center Senior Fellow Sarah Vaala will present “Parents’ reactions to Descriptions of Children’s Apps: Results from a Parent Survey Experiment”  in a panel chaired by Matthew A. Lapierre and Erica Scharrer at 3:30pm on Monday, May 29.   On Thursday, May 25, the Center for research on Children, Adolescents, and the Media at the University of Amsterdam,…







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Dust or Magic App Camp

2 - 4 Jun 2017 | Monterey, CA
Fee: Yes
Open to public: No
Category: Community

A gathering of top children’s interactive designers, editors and reviewers who review the year and critique the field. The reviewers share what they’ve seen and explain what they like. The publishers demonstrate their latest apps. What do you do at App Camp? Give demos and get feedback from an expert audience. Meet old friends, and make new ones. Help critique the latest apps by way of demonstrations. Get the latest news on hardware and app store policies. Get a crash…







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Jean Piaget Society Annual Meeting 2017

8 - 10 Jun 2017
Fee: Yes
Open to public: No
Category: Cooney Center presenting

The 47th Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society takes place in San Francisco, CA from June 8-10, 2017. This year’s theme is Technologies and Human Development, wth a lens on child, youth, and adult learning and development with games, social media, digital archives as cultural tools. Reesearcher Tamara Spiewak Toub will present “Navigating the world of digital apps: How parents choose apps for young children” at the “Taming Technology: Making Evidence-Based Decisions Regarding Digital Media” session at 3pm on June 8.…