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Catching the Cooney Center Bug: Reflections on My Summer Internship at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center

by Mariel Goddu
September 13, 2010

Stepping onto the elevator at 1900 Broadway for the first time, I took a deep breath and-for the hundredth time since leaving my apartment-lovingly instructed myself to Chill. Out. It was the first morning of my summer internship at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, and I was scared. Scared, but … 

The TV Generation Gap

by Marj Kleinman
September 9, 2010

It’s all about TV this week: who’s going to win big with internet TV — Google or Apple, as well as the big 3D changeover. The recent New York Times article, Hey, Dad, Get With the (3-D) Program, addresses the next generation gap. Like previous generations who saw the switch … 

Teaching for a Shared Future: American Educators Need to Think Globally

by Levine & Wojcicki
September 7, 2010

By Esther Wojcicki and Michael H. Levine, reprinted from the Huffington Post American students’ lack of knowledge about the world is unsettling. According to surveys by National Geographic and Asia Society, young Americans are next to last in their knowledge of geography and current affairs compared to peers in eight … 

Gamasutra Network — Weekly Job Round-Ups

by Marj Kleinman
September 3, 2010

Gamasutra and the Serious Game Source do a great service to our industry by posting weekly round-ups of gaming jobs. Check out the summary for the week of August 27th.

The Long, Hot Summer Slump

by Marj Kleinman
September 1, 2010

Last month’s Time Magazine cover story on “The Case Against Summer Vacation” sparked quite a debate online, addressing the learning loss that occurs during summer (the “summer slump”), a loss that puts disadvantaged children at a lifetime risk for significantly lower achievement. During the school year, children from all socio-economic … 

Afterschool Matters – Call for Papers!

by Cooney Center Team
August 30, 2010

Afterschool Matters, a national, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting professionalism, scholarship and consciousness in the field of afterschool education, is seeking material for the Fall 2011 issue. Published by the National Institute on Out-of-School Time with support from the Robert Bowne Foundation, the journal serves those involved in developing and … 

39 Clues Times 10 & an Interactive Author Q&A (Today)

by Cooney Center Team
August 30, 2010

39 Clues, Book 10 will be released on August 31, 2010, and kids can converge for a live Q&A with the series’ authors from all 10 books. This highly interactive series includes online and mobile games and is a good model for inspiring kids to enjoy reading.  Tune in today … 

90 of Tweens are Playing Online Games & Kids’ Mobile and Social Media Use is on the Rise

by Marj Kleinman
August 30, 2010

M2 Research and partner KidSay recently rleased the first in a semi-annually report series. Their first publication, Kids and Games: What Boys and Girls are Playing Today, shows a significant increase in kids’ online gaming and social media usage. 90 Percent of tweens are playing games online, with mobile and … 

Project NOAH Video Visit

by Marj Kleinman
August 25, 2010

Cooney Center Prize winner, Yasser Ansari (team leader for Project NOAH), dropped in last week to update the Center on the progress of their mobile app since winning in June. View the video now! Learn more about Project NOAH   Learn more about the Cooney Center Prizes and stay tuned … 

Interactive e-Books — we have the technology!

by Marj Kleinman
August 23, 2010

The truly engaging, participatory e-Book technology we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Inkling for the iPad is a great example of meeting today’s kids where they are. Students can engage in interactive digital textbooks that come alive with rich graphics, video, interactive quizzes, and other features that allow them …