Monthly Archives: July 2015

Olivia Thomas

Meet the Winners: Olivia Thomas

by Allison Mishkin
July 28, 2015

Olivia Thomas, 17, is a 21st century learner. We got to spend some time with this self-directed and self-motivated creative thinker at the National STEM Video Game Challenge winners weekend in Pittsburgh, and were impressed by her drive to chase the opportunities she wants and the generous spirit that pays … 







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Michael Levine in conversation with Beth Simone Noveck, Director, The Governance Lab Photo by Hannah Cutler, The Governance Lab

Mapping the Landscape of Readialand: Michael Levine at The Governance Lab

by The GovLab
July 21, 2015

Televisions, touchscreens, and smartphones are now almost ubiquitous in homes. Many young children are watching, listening to, or interacting with two to three hours of screen media per day. In the latest installment of the Ideas Lunch series at the Governance Lab, a Brooklyn-based action research lab focused on the … 







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Allison Mishkin with x and X from BrainPOP

Learning with Games at GLS11

by Allison Mishkin
July 16, 2015

The 11th annual Games+Learning+Society Conference brought together game designers, educators, researchers, funders, academics, cultural institutions, and everyone in between (…and yes… there are even more individuals interested in learning games). This diverse collective sparked debate around issues facing games and learning and the future of this growing field, and, fittingly, … 







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Using Apps to Put Creative Tools into Young Hands

by Stuart Dredge
July 7, 2015

Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids is a free interactive guide for parents and caregivers. The book, which is available for free in the iBook store, features comic strips that parents and children can enjoy together, as well as tips on selecting apps that … 







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