Monthly Archives: March 2012

A Competition Against Teen Cyberbullying

by Cooney Center Team
March 22, 2012

More and more kids are involved in digital networking, to the point where mastery of this is a crucial 21st century skill. Which means more and more kids online are being exposed to cyberbullying – with, according to PEW Internet’s August 2011 Tracking Survey, 21 percent even admitting to joining … 







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Full STEM Ahead – Rosenthal Math Prize for Teachers

by Cooney Center Team
March 21, 2012

There may only be 2 days left to enter the National STEM Video Game Challenge but the STEM never stops. The Museum of Mathematics is offering a cash prize of $25,000 through the inaugural Rosenthal Prize for Innovation in Math Teaching.  The Prize is designed to recognize and promote hands-on … 







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Megatrends in Education

by Ingrid Erickson, Ph.D.
March 19, 2012

A Communique on the Horizon Project’s Recent Communique. Many of you may have heard of the annual Horizon Report, the report put out by the New Media Consortium that tracking the most important trends technology for education over the last decade. To celebrate ten years of producing what has become … 







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This Aint Montessori: (Mis-)Appropriating Pre-K Education at DML 2012

by Meryl Alper
March 12, 2012

The title for this post is borrowed from Antero Garcia, doctoral candidate in Urban Schooling at UCLA and chair of the Innovations for Public Education conference track at DML 2102. At DML, Antero presented a stellar talk entitled, “This Ain’t Montessori: Mobile Participation in South Central High School” in a … 







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DML Daily Dispatch – Day 2

by Sarah Vaala
March 6, 2012

My second day at DML focused on the “Extreme Makeover – DML Edition” panel.  Like the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition television program, the presentations focused on re-thinking and re-making design to fit the needs of younger and older users – but without Ty Pennington.  Despite the fact that digital media … 







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COPPA, APPS & A NEW REPORT, OH MY!

by Carly Shuler
March 5, 2012

When people ask me what I write about, my answer is that I discuss the positive potential of new and emerging forms of media. I fundamentally believe that media has the potential to play a positive role in children’s lives, am obsessed with Sesame Street, and feel honored to work … 







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A Report from the Teaching with Technology Conference

by Meagan Bromley
March 4, 2012

On Friday, February 24th, the Center for Teaching Excellence at New York University hosted the Teaching with Technology Conference to promote conversations around how technology is currently being used in learning environments and how the field of education can develop the best possible relationship with technology across various disciplines and … 







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DML Daily Dispatch – Day 1

by Sarah Vaala
March 2, 2012

Intrepid Research Fellow, Sarah Vaala, is attending her first Digital Media and Learning Conference in San Francisco. In between convening, attending and conferencing, she is going to be blogging for the Cooney Center about what’s happening at the conference and what the big ideas of each day were. Greetings from … 







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Writer’s Quest – Explore New Worlds. Read.

by The Cooney Center
March 2, 2012

A brief message from our friends at Reading Rockets and AdLit.org who are working with the Library of Congress and the Ad Council to help support the Explore New Worlds. Read. It has been 100 years since Edgar Rice Burroughs first introduced readers to Tarzan and “John Carter” — a hero whose … 







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