Category Archives: Learning Together

Available now in Spanish: Apps en familia!

by Administrator
August 25, 2015

view Spanish translation Last December, we published Family Time with Apps, a free guide designed to help parents better understand the variety of ways that apps can support children’s healthy development and family learning, communication, and connection. The iBook aims to show parents how to find the best apps that … 







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Michael Levine in conversation with Beth Simone Noveck, Director, The Governance Lab Photo by Hannah Cutler, The Governance Lab

Mapping the Landscape of Readialand: Michael Levine at The Governance Lab

by The GovLab
July 21, 2015

Televisions, touchscreens, and smartphones are now almost ubiquitous in homes. Many young children are watching, listening to, or interacting with two to three hours of screen media per day. In the latest installment of the Ideas Lunch series at the Governance Lab, a Brooklyn-based action research lab focused on the … 







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Using Apps to Put Creative Tools into Young Hands

by Stuart Dredge
July 7, 2015

Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids is a free interactive guide for parents and caregivers. The book, which is available for free in the iBook store, features comic strips that parents and children can enjoy together, as well as tips on selecting apps that … 







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Your Children Need Real-Life Video Game Escapades

May 19, 2015

Family Time with Apps is a free interactive guide for parents and caregivers that highlights some ways that families can use technology together. The book features comic strips that parents and children can enjoy together, as well as tips on selecting apps that can help turn screen time into family … 







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Elmo and Dad

Reading with Preschoolers: Just Do It!

by Jennifer A. Perry
May 5, 2015

My hand tightly grasping my mother’s, I cautiously approached the low table and scanned its crowded top, gasping with a mix of delight and nervousness when I saw what my almost four-year-old self had been yearning for for what seemed like a lifetime: a crisp lined yellow card with a … 







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Preparing for New Experiences

by Jason Boog
April 30, 2015

Family Time with Apps is a free interactive guide for parents and caregivers that highlights some ways that families can use technology together. The book features comic strips that parents and children can enjoy together, as well as tips on selecting apps that can help turn screen time into family … 







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Designing Media for Underserved Families

A Collaborative Experiment On January 23, 2015, researchers, educators, and digital media professionals spent the day at Stanford’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (aka the d.school) to imagine how to better support the needs and interest-driven learning of families with children through digital media. The “Designing Media for Underserved Families” … 







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Can You Turn Screen Time into Family Time?

by Michelle Miller
December 4, 2014

Can you turn screen time into family time?  Our new resource, Family Time with Apps: A Guide to Using Apps with Your Kids, provides tips on how apps can be a part of family learning, communication and connecting to one another.  Starting today, it is available to download for free … 







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Sean Dreilinger

Kids Need Truly Interactive Experiences

by Jason Boog
July 15, 2014

“Interactive” is one of the most overused words in the 21st Century, a label attached to thousands of digital devices, apps and TV shows for kids. Interactive tablet apps will read a book to your kid and interactive cartoon characters will invite your kid to dance during a TV show. … 







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Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents Edited by Amy B. Jordan and Daniel Romer

Available Now: Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents

by Administrator
May 27, 2014

This spring, Oxford University Press released an important new contribution to the literature of media and developmental psychology with Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents, edited by Amy B. Jordan and Daniel Romer. The volume examines the role that media play in the daily lives of families with … 







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