The Cooney Center catalyzes change by disseminating research that informs the national debate, stimulating investment in effective reforms. It does so through its publications on timely topics, including the landscape of children’s interactive media, mobile learning, and the debates over media multitasking — all of which have received national media attention.

Aprendiendo en casa

Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Learning Tool among Hispanic-Latino Families

by June Lee and Brigid Barron

The Hispanic-Latino population is one of the largest—and most diverse—demographics in the U.S. Aprendiendo en casa reveals findings from a national survey of Hispanic parents about their home media environments and practices, and their perceptions of their children’s use of educational media across a range of different platforms. The report … 







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Digital Media and Latino Families

Digital Media and Latino Families: New Channels for Learning, Parenting, and Organizing

by Bruce Fuller, José Ramón Lizárraga, James H. Gray

Latino families in America increasingly enjoy access to a dizzying array of content on a variety of electronic devices, from televisions and video games to personal computers and mobile devices. Bruce Fuller, José Ramón Lizárraga, James H. Gray raise pressing questions that face Latino families as they adopt technologies that … 







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Connecting to Learn: Promoting Digital Equity for America’s Hispanic Families

by Vikki S. Katz and Michael H. Levine

This brief combines original research and policy analysis to examine a key issue that is often overlooked in debates about the proliferation of new technologies, education, and equity: the potential for digital media investments to support a promising learning pathway for children in our nation’s increasingly diverse, low-income families. A … 







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Family Time with Apps

Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids

When we think of apps for kids, we often think of games for either entertainment or learning. But apps aren’t limited to just games or books—apps can provide important social, emotional, and physical experiences too. Family Time with Apps is designed to help parents better understand the variety of ways … 







Level up learning: A national survey on teaching with digital games

Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games

Digital games have the potential to transform K-12 education as we know it. But what has been the real experience among teachers who use games in the classroom?  In 2013, the Games and Learning Publishing Council conducted a national survey among nearly 700 K-8 teachers. The report reveals key findings … 







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Pioneering Literacy in the Digital Wild West: Empowering Parents and Educators

by Lisa Guernsey, Michael H. Levine, Cynthia Chiong & Maggie Stevens

Digital apps designed to teach young children to read are an increasingly large share of the market, but parents and educators have little to no information about whether and how they work. Produced as part of a collaboration between the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, the New America Foundation, and the … 







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Learning at Home

Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America

by Victoria Rideout

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has conducted a national survey of more than 1500 parents of children ages 2-10 to find out how much of children’s media time is devoted to educational content, platform by platform, age by age.  Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America is the … 







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Comparative Analysis of Teacher Surveys

Comparative Analysis of National Teacher Surveys

As technologies gain an increasingly strong foothold in the classroom, there are more and more surveys seeking to gauge teachers’ interests and attitudes towards integrating devices, software, and tools into their practice. We’ve noticed that while each of the major surveys that have been announced over the past year and … 







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aprendiendo juntos

Aprendiendo Juntos (Learning Together): Synthesis of a cross-sectorial convening on Hispanic-Latino families and digital technologies

In June 2012, the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), the Joan Ganz Cooney Center (JGCC) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) convened more than 50 of the nation’s leading scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers to discuss the state of our knowledge of the role and implications of digital … 







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T is for Transmedia

T is for Transmedia: Learning through Transmedia Play

by Becky Herr-Stephenson and Meryl Alper with Erin Reilly and introduction by Henry Jenkins

In recent years, transmedia has come into the spotlight among those creating and using media and technology for children.  We believe that transmedia has the potential to be a valuable tool for expanded learning that addresses some of the challenges facing children growing up in the digital age.  Produced by … 







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