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Recharging at TED

by Michael H. Levine
June 2, 2010

Reprinted from the February 2009 Cooney Center Bits Newsletter: I had the pleasure of attending my first TED conference earlier this month in its new Long Beach, CA venue. I have watched TED talks over the years, but before founding the Cooney Center had not thought much about participating in the … 







Mobile Learning Conference 2009

by Carly Shuler
June 1, 2010

Reprinted from the February 2009 Cooney Center Bits Newsletter: With President Obama recently winning the fight to keep his BlackBerry, the stage was primed for 200 industry, policy, and education leaders who convened in Washington, DC to discuss the potential of mobile wireless technologies to transform children’s learning.







Reflections From a Global Kids Youth Leader at the Breakthrough Learning Summit

by Global Kids
November 12, 2009

This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog.   Hi! This is Nafiza Akter, and I was one of the youth attending the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age Forum. This forum was put together, as far as my understanding goes, to look at how technology could … 







Using Alternative Assessment Models to Empower Youth-directed Learning

by Barry Joseph
October 23, 2009

  This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog.   Tashawna is a high school senior in Brooklyn, NY. In the morning she leaves home for school listening to her MP3s, texting her friends about meeting up after school at Global Kids, where she participates … 







The Teacher is the Key

by Esther Wojcicki
October 23, 2009

This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog. Here is a pretty shocking statistic. More than 40% of teachers today are disheartened and disappointed in their jobs according to a study just released by Learning Points Associates. It is hard to be an inspirational, caring teacher if … 







Breakthrough Learning from the Outside In: Four Policies to Accelerate Innovation in the Classroom

by Victor V. Vuchic
October 21, 2009

Victor V. Vuchic is Program Officer, Open Educational Resources The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation     Often when we think about innovation, we focus on lots of low cost rapid prototypes and bottoms up design driven approaches. You don’t often hear much about how policy could stoke innovation. Usually, people … 







The Promise of Games in the Public Interest

by Suzanne Seggerman
October 20, 2009

Suzanne Seggerman President, Co-Founder, Games for Change           Games can be used for A LOT of purposes – well beyond entertainment. And as they are a young medium, they are not often envisioned beyond their current contexts; we are all still just getting used to them. … 







Technology and Family Literacy

by Emily Kirkpatrick and Sharon Darling
October 19, 2009

  We’re excited to participate in the  Cooney  Center’s upcoming Forum. Families of all socio-economic classes are using technology in their daily lives. The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) is on a quest to crack the code on helping families—particularly families struggling with low literacy skills—use technology to further education and their well-being. … 







Digital Connectors Will Build Today’s Communities and Tomorrow’s Leaders

by David L. Cohen
October 15, 2009

David L. Cohen is the Executive Vice President, Comcast Corporation This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog. We are strong believers in investing in stronger communities, and we’re in the midst of one of our most exciting community investment initiatives ever. Building on our partnership … 







The Outer Spaces of Learning

by Colleen Macklin
October 14, 2009

This post was originally published on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog. In the recent Star Trek movie by J.J. Abrams we get to see what a 23rd century Vulcan school was like for young Spock. Hundreds of crater-like pods, with 360-degree projection systems, allow individual students to navigate through an …