Monthly Archives: December 2015

How Do You Find the Best Educational Apps?

by Catherine Jhee
December 21, 2015

Earlier this month the Joan Ganz Cooney Center released the latest in a line of tracking studies of the educational apps marketplace in collaboration with our colleagues at New America.  What we found was—to be blunt—worrisome.  Progress in the development of scientifically-informed early learning apps that parents and educators can … 







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Standing Out in the App Crowd

by Anna Ly
December 17, 2015

Last week we released Getting a Read on the App Stores by Sarah Vaala, Anna Ly, and Michael Levine. Here, Anna provides some tips for developers who are creating literacy apps for young children from an industry perspective. Ever since Apple’s App Store launched in 2008, business analysts, developers, and … 







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Getting the InTEL: New Map Highlights Tech-Integrated Early Literacy Programs

by Shayna Cook
December 10, 2015

Today, New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop announce the release of Integrating Technology in Early Literacy, an interactive map showing more than 30 parenting and early education programs across the country that are embedding new technologies in their efforts to support language development and early … 







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New Stakes in the Market: A Researcher and New Parent “Gets a Read on” the App Stores

by Sarah Vaala, Ph.D.
December 9, 2015

Today, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and New America are releasing a report of our recent market scan and content analysis of language- and literacy-focused apps for young children. The report, Getting a Read on the App Stores, presents our key findings regarding the characteristics in the apps’ in-store descriptions … 







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