Tag Archives: parents

8 result(s)

What Do Parents Really Think of Video Games?

by Anna Ly
January 8, 2014

** This survey is now closed. ** Back in 2012, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center embarked on a multi-stakeholder game design project, also known as “Hard Fun: Learning Mathematics,” funded by the NSF with lead designers at E-Line Media and premier researchers in neuroscience from University of Rochester and Johns … 







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

by Lisa Guernsey, Michael H. Levine, Cynthia Chiong & Maggie Stevens
December 10, 2012

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 … 







Can Video Games Unite Generations in Learning?

What makers of technology for early education can learn from Sesame Street. Whether you’re at a restaurant or on an airplane, you can’t miss changes in adult-child interactions from just a generation ago. Everyone is plugged in. It seems almost quaint to see kids and adults engaged together in screen-free play. … 







Welcome New Rating System for Kids Digital Media Products

by Pam Abrams
April 16, 2012

Here at the Cooney Center, we have seen the need to provide research-based guidance to help sift through the mountains of kids’ media that is out there (see our reports Always Connected and D Is for Digital) — so we are thrilled that Common Sense Media (CSM), the almost 10-year-old … 







Reading Rockets in Your Pocket

by Cooney Center Team
July 12, 2011

We’re pleased to help our friends at Reading Rockets spread the word about their great new mobile site. But even beyond the great content that the site provides, they’re also offering the chance to win some great prizes, including an iPod Nano. Rachael Walker shares more information on the new … 







Why Mobile is the Future of Playful Learning

by Andy Russell
March 21, 2011

I recently had the pleasure of sitting on a panel at the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning conference to discuss mobile learning. As our good friends at Project Noah and other games/apps like The Hidden Park have shown, mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad present incredible opportunities for … 







What’s the good stuff?

by Pam Abrams
February 10, 2011

In my first week on the job at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center I learned about two terrific Websites — Poptropica and Whyville. I dutifully recommended them to my brother and sister-in-law, who are ever in search of “good” digital media for their 8-year-old. “Thanks so much for these,” Debbie … 







Let’s Play it Together!

by Mindy Brooks
February 3, 2011

The Sesame Workshop research team has been following the development of a game promoting intergenerational computer literacy. Mindy Brooks shares some of the lessons they’ve learned about designing an educational game that appeals to both parents and kids. How do you design a game to engage both parents and children …