Monthly Archives: November 2011

A Mobile Manifesto: Let’s Keep Talking

by Carly Shuler
November 21, 2011

Here at the Cooney Center, we often talk about the importance of multi-disciplinary collaboration, and I love it when talented people from different sectors of the industry get together and do something great.  Last week, brilliant app developer Andy Russell of Launchpad Toys joined forces with one of my favorite … 







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2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge is now OPEN for Entries!!

by Caitlin Skopac
November 15, 2011

Today at the Cooney Center, we are proud and excited to announce that the 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge is officially open for entries. This nationwide competition invites game makers of every age to show their passion for both playing and making video games, while aiming to motivate children’s … 







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2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge

The 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge is now OPEN for Entries!!

by Caitlin Skopac
November 15, 2011

Today at the Cooney Center, we are proud and excited to announce that the 2012 National STEM Video Game Challenge is officially open for entries. This nationwide competition invites game makers of every age to show their passion for both playing and making video games, while aiming to motivate children’s … 







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A Teacher’s Reflections on the National STEM Video Game Challenge

by Dan Caldwell
November 10, 2011

Dan Caldwell was a finalist in the 2011 National STEM Video Game Challenge who inspired the creation of the Educator Prize. Participating in the first National STEM Video Game Challenge has opened amazing doors for me, most importantly the opportunity to work full-time on my sciTunes Education Products Inc. curriculum. … 







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Green Machines and Hackasaurus Jams

by Susan Brenna
November 3, 2011

This post originally appeared in TASC’s “The ExpandED Exchange” blog. Read more to find out what our New York Action Team members have been up to! Wouldn’t you love to be a kid in one of these two new pilot after-school programs at Quest to Learn, a tech-powered public middle … 







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Transmedia Storytelling and Education at DIY Days @ UCLA

by Meryl Alper
November 2, 2011

Two weeks ago, this blog featured a preview of Robot Heart Stories (R<3S), a 10-day transmedia learning project in which two classrooms in underserved neighborhoods in Montreal (French speaking) and Los Angeles (English speaking) used collaboration and creative problem solving to help a lost robot navigate across North America before … 







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