Monthly Archives: November 2010

Tech Toys for Tots

by Marj Kleinman
November 18, 2010

It may come as no surprise that kids want gadgets over toys this holiday season. According to the Duracell Toy Report, the top 10 most wanted toys for Christmas among kids 5-16 are squarely focused on tech, with iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads topping the list. Read full article, Children … 







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New National Digital Learning Plan for the Everywhere Kids

by Marj Kleinman
November 18, 2010

The final version of the National Education Technology Plan was unveiled on Tuesday, outlining the transition from digital classrooms to other platforms–long overdue.  Read Fred Belmont’s HuffPo piece, Obama’s New Digital Learning Plan: A Killer App. A few excerpts are shared below:  Education Secretary Arne Duncan unveiled the final version … 







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The Confident Creator is the Anti-Copycat

by Mariel Goddu
November 18, 2010

This past August, the New York Times released an alarming article about plagiarism in U.S. higher education. Citing statistics from a Rutgers University study of 14,000 undergraduates, it reported that over 40 percent of students admitted to having copied text directly from the Internet. More frightening still, 34 percent said … 







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Does a book by any other platform still smell as sweet?

by Ann My Thai
November 16, 2010

In today’s information-obese world, book reading has become a refuge from my click-happy, easily distracted, multitask-ery. But as books extend their reach into the digital landscape through the Kindle, iPad and the new Barnes & Noble Nook, I have to wonder: Does a book by any other platform still smell … 







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NEW REPORT: Learning: Is there an app for that?

by Cooney Center Team
November 7, 2010

The Cooney Center is thrilled to announce our newest report! A mobile media revolution that is changing the lives of adults, and now children of all ages, is under way across the globe. This report focuses on how new forms of digital media are influencing very young children and their … 







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Kinect — The Controller is YOU!

by Marj Kleinman
November 5, 2010

Where we’re going, we won’t need remotes. In the slim chance that you haven’t heard yet, Microsoft released a game-changing new system called Kinect on Thursday. As the Wii revolutionized the market with a motion controller, Kinect throws the controller out the window altogether and literally puts you, the player, … 







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Grantmakers for Education Remarks

by Gary E. Knell
November 5, 2010

The following remarks were delivered by Sesame Workshop CEO Gary E. Knell at the Grantmakers for Education annual conference last week. The end of World War II was a pivotal moment in our nation’s history – it was the first time in 150 years that the government made a serious … 







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iVoted

by Marj Kleinman
November 3, 2010

The 2010 midterm victors may have technology to thank for sending them into the majority. The blogosphere is abuzz about how much of an impact social media and geo-location services will play in the outcome. Whichever way it goes, there is much to learn about the connection and/or distinction between … 







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Can Digital Hollywood Support Education & Innovation?

by Meryl Alper
November 2, 2010

This post originally appeared in New Media Literacies on October, 25, 2010. I recently attended Digital Hollywood, a digital media trade conference in Los Angeles for executives in the film, television, computer, music, and telecommunications fields. As a Ph.D. student in Communication at USC Annenberg, I attended four panels relevant … 







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