Check out what the Cooney Center staff are covering in the realm of digital kids’ learning. Do you have an idea you’d like to see covered? Let us know!

TEDxAtlanta Re:Learn (Again)

by Marj Kleinman
August 5, 2010

Did you catch Michael H. Levine’s TEDxAtlanta speech back in May? In light of the fact that the event was entitled “Re: Learn” we thought it deserved a second look. In his eighteen minute talk, Michael shares three powerful trends in digital media that are revolutionizing learning. View his speech … 

Conversations Between Parents & Kids Increase Math Scores

by Cooney Center Team
August 3, 2010

Ming Ming Chiu of the University of Buffalo observed informal conversations between parents and children in his recent study, Inequality, family, school, and mathematics achievement: Country and student differences (Social Forces journal). After examining familial patterns in more than 100,000 students, Chiu showed that communications around current affairs, such as … 

It’s Not Just the Teacher, It’s What the Teacher Teaches, Including Life Skills!

by Ellen Galinsky
July 29, 2010

Reprinted from the Huffington Post, July 28, 2010, with permission from the author, Ellen Galinsky. A front-page story in the New York Times today (July 28) by David Leonhardt is provocatively titled “The Case for $320,000 Kindergarten Teachers”. In what is described as an “explosive” new study, Harvard economist Raj … 

What Makes a Curious Reader?

by Marj Kleinman
July 29, 2010

The Library of Congress, along with the Ad Council, are encouraging parents to read with their children. According to Florida State University, this activity makes children more willing to read and increases the frequency of their reading. They hope to promote a steady daily reading experience for young children, which … 

Content Swappers?

by Marj Kleinman
July 28, 2010

*Warm* Summer greetings! The Cooney Center is looking for partners to swap and share with on our new Website — and yours! Let us know if you’re interested in sharing content across our platforms (text, video, etc.). We might also be interested in having you as a guest blogger on … 

Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs

by Cooney Center Team
July 26, 2010

Cooney Center recommends! You’ll want to check out Ellen Galinsky’s new book Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs, which explores the science of childhood brain development and early learning. Collaborating with top researchers in cognitive science, Galinsky identifies seven life skills, including critical thinking … 

Take our SURVEY!

by Cooney Center Team
July 23, 2010

Please take our ultra-quick SURVEY and tell us what you think of our new site! This is YOUR community. Does it serve your needs? What else would you like to see? With thanks, the Cooney Center team

Cooney Center Prizes Wrap Up

by Ann My Thai
July 14, 2010

The 2010 NBA Championship was not the only prize on the line at the Los Angeles Staples Center, on June 16, as four finalists competed in a quick pitch competition to win the first-ever Cooney Center Prizes for Innovation in Children’s Learning. Hosted by the Entertainment Software Association at its … 

Revolution Needed for Teaching Literacy in a Digital Age

by Michael H. Levine
July 14, 2010

Reprinted from Huffington Post, July 5, 2010. Written together with Esther Wojcicki, Creative Commons Board Chair America is celebrating. The Fourth of July is a time for parades, parties, BBQs, fireworks—we certainly have much to be thankful for here in America, the most innovative country on earth. But one area …