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2010 Game Developers Conference (GDC): It’s All About Me, It’s All About We

by Ann My Thai
June 2, 2010

May 2010: This year’s San Francisco Game Developers Conference, the largest annual game developers conference in the world, was marked by a notable focus on player-centered and social game play experiences. These trends began gaining momentum in years’ past, but with the breakthrough success of games such as Farmville on … 







2010 Game Developers Conference (GDC): It’s All About Me, Its All About We

by Ann My Thai
June 2, 2010

May 2010: This year’s San Francisco Game Developers Conference, the largest annual game developers conference in the world, was marked by a notable focus on player-centered and social game play experiences. These trends began gaining momentum in years’ past, but with the breakthrough success of games such as Farmville on … 







Off to the FCC

by Gary Knell
June 2, 2010

Reprinted from Gary’s Blog, May 2010. Gary Knell, Sesame Workshop’s President and CEO reports on his visit to the FCC: It’s not every day you get to go to the FCC. But today, Elmo needs a chaperone. In February of 2009, Congress passed a bill which authorizes the FCC to … 







Big Ideas from CoSN Conference 2010: Innovation, Ingenuity & Insight

by Jeanne Wellings
June 2, 2010

March 2010 Guest post from Jeanne Wellings, a Research Specialist in the Florida school system   Innovation Unique to Education Keynote speaker, Larry Keeley from Doblin, Inc., described the essential elements of transformative commercial innovations and explained how those elements are needed to revolutionize education. In a slideshow presentation, Keeley … 







Cooney Centers Top 5 CES Trends

by Ann My Thai
June 2, 2010

Reprinted from the February 2010 Cooney Center Bits Newsletter: The Cooney Center kicked off 2010 with the 3rd annual Consumer Electronics Show Kids@Play Summit in Las Vegas on January 8. The jam-packed agenda included an announcement by the Cooney Center that our Prizes for Innovation in Children’s Learning are now … 







STEM Video Game Competition

by Cooney Center Team
June 2, 2010

Reprinted from the January 2010 Cooney Center Bits Newsletter: Supporting President Obama’s call for a renewed focus on science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and partners, the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), the Information Technology Industry Foundation (ITIF), the MacArthur Foundation, Games for Change, and … 







Game Up!: SF GDC 2009 Highlights

by Ann My Thai
June 2, 2010

Reprinted from the April 2009 Cooney Center Bits Newsletter: “Spore’s Wake: What Seriously Happened?” More than 17,000 game industry professionals gathered on March 23-27 for the largest game developers conference in the world, the San Francisco Game Developers Conference (GDC). This year, one stimulating panel asked, what would it take to … 







If I Were a Kid in Ancient Rome… in 2009

by Cooney Center Team
June 2, 2010

Reprinted from the March 2009 from Cooney Center Bits Newsletter: The Roman Forum on Google Earth Last week, Google announced the winners of their first-ever nationwide curriculum contest using Google Earth. The Ancient Rome 3D Curriculum Competition challenged educators to create a K-12 lesson plan about Ancient Rome using the … 







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.