Monthly Archives: July 2011

Call for Papers: Learning, Media and Technology

by Ingrid Erickson, Ph.D.
July 28, 2011

Cooney Center Research Associate Ingrid Erickson is teaming up with Ruth V. Small from Syracuse University and Eric Meyers from the University of British Columbia to co-edit a special issue of the journal Learning Media & Technology on the topic of digital literacy in informal learning environments. I’m excited to … 







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Toontastic’s New Summer Travel Story Contest

by Catherine Jhee
July 27, 2011

We’re always happy to spread the word for our Cooney Center Prize finalists — especially when they have exciting new projects and updates to share. This week, Andy Russell and Thushan Amarasiriwardena of Launchpad Toys have partnered with Wired’s GeekDad to announce a fun new contest: Kids and their parents … 







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Do We Have the Will to Help Guide the Digital Natives?

by Dale Lipschultz
July 26, 2011

Dale Lipschultz, Literacy Officer for the American Library Association, was a panelist in the “Targeted Public Engagement Campaigns” session at the Learning from Hollywood Forum. She is also helping to guide our Action Teams as they work to turn their collective energy into collaborative projects. I came to the Forum … 







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Studying E-Books at the New York Hall of Science

by Zachary Levine
July 13, 2011

Just over a week ago, I had the pleasure of assisting members of the Cooney Center staff in a two-day research study at the New York Hall of Science (NYSCI) in Queens, NY. The study, conducted in corroboration with NYSCI, focused on the interaction between children (ages 3-5) and their … 







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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 … 







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Taking Action in New York with TASC

by Susan Brenna
July 11, 2011

We were thrilled by the energy and enthusiasm that the Action Teams brought to the Cooney Center Leadership Forum last May. The seven groups that we brought together willingly embraced our call to work as local networks of organizations dedicated to making an impact on the future of children’s learning … 







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We All Need a Little Hope: Organizational Spotlight on HopeLab

by Carly Shuler
July 5, 2011

One of the perks of working with The Cooney Center and Sesame Workshop is getting to meet people doing amazing things.  The industry is full of passionate organizations and individuals that are using digital media to promote children’s healthy development and learning in a multitude of ways I never would … 







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Announcing Our New Cooney Center Research Fellow, Sarah Vaala

by Cooney Center Team
July 5, 2011

We are proud to announce our Cooney Fellow for 2011! Sarah Vaala will be joining the Joan Ganz Cooney Center in October of this year from the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah will be completing her Ph.D. in Communication this summer, with various research work … 







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Report from Sunny Wisconsin: My Time at GLS 2011

by Ingrid Erickson, Ph.D.
July 5, 2011

I always love going to the Games, Learning and Society (GLS) conference in Madison, Wisconsin. Where else are you guaranteed access to a lakeside terrace, local microbrews, and warm Midwestern hospitality? In addition to these welcome amenities, GLS is also a place where games are taken quite seriously, albeit in … 







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Gaming Education Reform: Starting Points for a Digital Revolution

by Catherine Jhee
July 5, 2011

At the 2011 Games, Learning and Society research conference in Madison, Joan Ganz Cooney Center Executive Director Michael H. Levine was the closing keynote speaker on the topic “Gaming Education Reform.” His presentation to a multidisciplinary group of scholars, game industry leaders and practitioners focused on several missing key elements … 







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