Monthly Archives: May 2011

Comics in the Classroom

by Jacob Blackstock
May 5, 2011

Jacob Blackstock is a cartoonist and animator who created Bitstrips for Schools, an online tool that makes it easy for kids to create their own web comics. He explains how his own obsession with comics led to an inadvertent breakthrough: by encouraging kids to produce their own comic strips, teachers … 







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Then and Now

by Lewis Bernstein
May 4, 2011

This post was written for the Learning at Hollywood Forum that took place at USC in May 2011.   My hope for this forum is that it helps realize, in some concrete way, the vision of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. At this moment in time — the birth of … 







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Then and Now

by Lewis Bernstein
May 4, 2011

This post was originally published for the Learning from Hollywood forum held in Los Angeles in May 2011. My hope for this forum is that it helps realize, in some concrete way, the vision of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. At this moment in time — the birth of the … 







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Digital Literacy and the Enculturation of the Young

by Judith J. Pickens
May 3, 2011

The art and science of storytelling has been at the heart of all good education from the beginning of the humanity. Since before technology, before media, before printing or even writing, education was passed from generation to generation through storytelling. The stories told around the fire before written histories may … 







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Producing and Researching Transmedia with The Electric Company’s Prankster Planet

by Mindy Brooks
May 2, 2011

Today, The Electric Company will re-launch its third season with an all new transmedia story, “The Adventures of The Electric Company on Prankster Planet.”  Airing in a new segment at the end of the TV series and a new area of the website, this transmedia story engages and immerses participants … 







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From Slide Projectors to Touch Screens

by Frances Nankin
May 2, 2011

Frances Nankin, Executive Producer and Editorial Director of Cyberchase, has been developing children’s media for 30 years. She is both an educator and a media producer who sees great potential in emerging media platforms to boost kids’ learning. Cooney Center: What excites you about the potential of new technologies to … 







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