Category Archives: Learning Together

Vicky Rideout

Learning at Home: Vicky Rideout Presents Survey Findings

by Administrator
January 25, 2014

Vicky Rideout, author of Learning at Home: Families' Educational Media Use in America, presents some of the key findings from the report at a Cooney Center Forum in New York. 

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Interview with Vicky Rideout about Learning at Home Report

by Administrator
January 24, 2014

Learning at Home author Vicky Rideout speaks about some of the key findings from the report. Special thanks to 360Kid for this video.

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Learning at Home: Can Educational Media Jump-Start Learning in America?

January 24, 2014

Millions of American children received tablets, mobile phones, game consoles, and other screen devices over the holidays, making our youngest citizens an important force in media and technology consumption. At the same time, educators, policymakers and journalists like Amanda Ripley and Tom Friedman are bemoaning the lack of achievement motivation … 

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Raising Digitally Healthy Children

by Catherine Jhee
January 2, 2014

Many kids received new tablets, smartphones or video games over the holidays. And now that the holiday break is coming to an end and students are preparing to return to school, it’s a good time to evaluate the way they are using these new media tools. While most parents we … 

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Help Us with Our Parent Video Game Survey!

by Administrator
December 19, 2013

** This survey is now closed. ** Are you the parent or guardian of a child between 4 and 13 years of age? Do your children play video games? If so, you are eligible to take a survey about digital games and family life, co-sponsored by the Joan Ganz Cooney … 

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Teaching Programming to Children Using Stories, Music, and Puppeteering

by Vikas Gupta
November 12, 2013

Play-I is developing Bo and Yana, robots that teach kids five and older some of the the basic concepts behind programming. Using a visual programming interface that weaves  music, stories, and animation, children are encouraged to think strategically with if-then statements that guide the robots along.  The robots are expected … 

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How Museums and Libraries Support Early Learning

by Administrator
June 27, 2013

Far too often, children, and particularly low-income children, show up for school already behind, lacking the cognitive and social-emotional tools in their toolbox that make them ready to learn. In this highly competitive world, where education increasingly means greater security, falling behind so early in life can lead to disastrous consequences. 

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Parenting in the Age of Digital Technology

by Alexis R. Lauricella
June 6, 2013

On Tuesday, June 4, the Center on Media and Human Development Northwestern University released Parenting in a Digital Age: A National Survey. Alexis Lauricella, one of the report's co-authors, shares some of the findings here. 

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