Monthly Archives: January 2014

Lisa Guernsey

When Parents Define “Educational” Media, SpongeBob Sinks

by Lisa Guernsey
January 29, 2014

Lisa Guernsey, Director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation, moderated the “Maximizing Impact” discussion at the Learning at Home Forum in New York on January 24.  Her commentary on the report appears on Slate.com; an excerpt appears here with permission. Any self-respecting skeptic has to be … 







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Slides from the Learning at Home Forum

by Administrator
January 29, 2014

Here are the slides from the Learning at Home Forum last week, featuring an overview of the Families and Media Project and some featured highlights from the report.  







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Dale Kunkel

Missed Opportunities? Tweens and Educational Media

by Dale Kunkel
January 28, 2014

Dale Kunkel, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Communication at the University of Arizona. He spoke as a provocateur at the Learning at Home Forum on January 24, 2014 in New York. Here, he shares his thoughts on the dearth of quality educational content for older kids on various platforms, including … 







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David Kleeman

“Educational Media” vs. Learning from Media?

by Administrator
January 28, 2014

David Kleeman, SVP, Insights Programs and PlayVangelist, PlayCollective, delivered these provocative remarks at the Learning at Home Forum in New York on January 24. The text of his commentary is posted below the video. You can read his blog post, “Kids and Educational Media: Desire to Learn vs. Design to … 







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How Can Public Media Help Foster Kids’ Learning?

by Debra Sanchez
January 27, 2014

Debra Sanchez is Senior Vice President for Education and Children’s Content Operations for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She spoke as a provocateur at the Learning at Home Forum on January 24, 2014 in New York. Here, she shares her thoughts on media as a learning tool for children both … 







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FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

Remarks of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America

by Administrator
January 27, 2014

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel delivered the keynote address at the Cooney Center's Learning at Home forum on Friday, January 24, 2014. 

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Vicky Rideout

Learning at Home: Vicky Rideout Presents Survey Findings

by Administrator
January 25, 2014

Vicky Rideout, author of Learning at Home: Families' Educational Media Use in America, presents some of the key findings from the report at a Cooney Center Forum in New York. 

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Interview with Vicky Rideout about Learning at Home Report

by Administrator
January 24, 2014

Learning at Home author Vicky Rideout speaks about some of the key findings from the report. Special thanks to 360Kid for this video.







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Michael Levine

Learning at Home: Can Educational Media Jump-Start Learning in America?

January 24, 2014

Millions of American children received tablets, mobile phones, game consoles, and other screen devices over the holidays, making our youngest citizens an important force in media and technology consumption. At the same time, educators, policymakers and journalists like Amanda Ripley and Tom Friedman are bemoaning the lack of achievement motivation … 







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What Do Parents Really Think of Video Games?

by Anna Ly
January 8, 2014

** This survey is now closed. ** Back in 2012, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center embarked on a multi-stakeholder game design project, also known as “Hard Fun: Learning Mathematics,” funded by the NSF with lead designers at E-Line Media and premier researchers in neuroscience from University of Rochester and Johns … 







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