Category Archives: Learning Together

Update: The Aprendiendo Juntos Council Members Share Research and Progress

April 16, 2014

The Aprendiendo Juntos (“Learning Together”) Council is a multi-sector group of researchers, practitioners, and policy experts who seek to identify new models and practical strategies to improve educational outcomes for Hispanic-Latino families, through the wise deployment of digital technologies. In June 2012, the National Center for Families Learning, the Joan … 







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Zooming in on Family Engagement with Media at AERA

by Jason Yip, PhD
April 15, 2014

The Joan Ganz Cooney Center’s Lori Takeuchi and Briana Pressey had the wonderful opportunity to be on a panel at the American Education Research Association 2014 (AERA 2014) annual conference in Philadelphia, PA. This panel was titled, “Learning With Technology: Different Perspectives From Low-Income Families” and held under the Special … 







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Michael Levine at the Hourglass Foundation

Video: Michael Levine on Advancing Learning in a Digital Age

by Administrator
March 18, 2014

Last week Cooney Center Executive Director Michael Levine spoke at “Advancing Learning in the Digital Age,” a forum hosted by the Hourglass Foundation in Lancaster, PA. He spoke about the increasingly prominent role of digital technology in the lives and education of young children before an audience of more than … 







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Michael Levine on KQED's IQ SmartParent

Apps, Gaps, and the Digital Divide

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February 24, 2014

Michael Levine recently appeared on WQED’s IQSmartParent with host Angela Santomero to discuss kids, apps, and the digital divide.







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Lisa Guernsey

When Parents Define “Educational” Media, SpongeBob Sinks

by Lisa Guernsey
January 29, 2014

Lisa Guernsey, Director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation, moderated the “Maximizing Impact” discussion at the Learning at Home Forum in New York on January 24.  Her commentary on the report appears on Slate.com; an excerpt appears here with permission. Any self-respecting skeptic has to be … 







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Slides and Highlights from the Learning at Home Forum

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January 29, 2014

On January 24, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center released the results of a national survey of more than 1500 parents of children ages 2-10, and their perceptions of educational media use at home. Read on for slides from the Learning at Home Forum last week and highlights from the report.   … 







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Dale Kunkel

Missed Opportunities? Tweens and Educational Media

by Dale Kunkel
January 28, 2014

Dale Kunkel, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Communication at the University of Arizona. He spoke as a provocateur at the Learning at Home Forum on January 24, 2014 in New York. Here, he shares his thoughts on the dearth of quality educational content for older kids on various platforms, including … 







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David Kleeman

“Educational Media” vs. Learning from Media?

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January 28, 2014

David Kleeman, SVP, Insights Programs and PlayVangelist, PlayCollective, delivered these provocative remarks at the Learning at Home Forum in New York on January 24. The text of his commentary is posted below the video. You can read his blog post, “Kids and Educational Media: Desire to Learn vs. Design to … 







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How Can Public Media Help Foster Kids’ Learning?

by Debra Sanchez
January 27, 2014

Debra Sanchez is Senior Vice President for Education and Children’s Content Operations for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. She spoke as a provocateur at the Learning at Home Forum on January 24, 2014 in New York. Here, she shares her thoughts on media as a learning tool for children both … 







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FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel

Remarks of Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America

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January 27, 2014

FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel delivered the keynote address at the Cooney Center's Learning at Home forum on Friday, January 24, 2014. 

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