Monthly Archives: March 2013

Join Us at the DML Conference! Getting Global With It: Youth Global Participation in the Digital Age

by Christina Hinton
March 13, 2013

Cooney Center fellow Christina Hinton is moderating a panel at the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference called Getting Global With It: Youth Global Participation in the Digital Age With an internationally interdependent economy, unprecedented levels of migration, and a continuous stream of information circulating the planet, children are growing … 







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SimCityEDU

A Sandbox for Learning: SimCityEDU

by Allison Mishkin
March 13, 2013

I’m old enough (or young enough, based on whom you ask) to have fond memories of experimenting with both SimCity 2000 and SimCity 3000, the first two sequels to Will Wright’s popular SimCity game. The ability to design and wreak havoc on my own community offered mixed feelings of power … 







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Running on STEAM

by Pandit F. Wright
March 12, 2013

Over the past decade, the steady increase in the accessibility of the Internet has put new technologies at the fingertips of many. This evolving platform presents a niche for the development of digital literacy and a growing market for information technologies. With deep commitment to a mission serving the youth … 







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Launching Successful Readers: The Role of ICT in Early-Grade Literacy Success

Creating Solutions for Literacy Problems is Not for the Faint of Heart

by Diana Sharp
March 7, 2013

What really matters for early-grade reading? That’s a question we tackled in a recent paper for policy makers and other non-academic audiences, titled “Launching Successful Readers:  The Role of ICT in Early-Grade Literacy Success.”  Our aim was to help guide and frame discussions about how to have more effective investments … 







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ESA Foundation

The Education Software Association Foundation’s Education Challenge Grant

by Administrator
March 5, 2013

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center is proud to partner with the Education Software Association (ESA) Foundation on a number of initiatives, including our very own National STEM Video Game Challenge. We are especially excited about the ESA Foundation for the Education Challenge Grant, which launched this winter.  The program recognizes and … 







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