Category Archives: Publications and reports

Lori Takeuchi

Engaging Students and Families in a Digital Age: Lessons for Educators and Practitioners

by Lori Takeuchi, PhD
December 12, 2011

This article originally appeared in the Harvard Family Research Project’s December issue of the FINE: Family Involvement Network of Educators newsletter. Lori Takeuchi, Director of Research for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and author of the recent report Families Matter: Engaging Families in a Digital Age, discusses her research on … 







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Bringing Speech Recognition to Reading Instruction

by Marilyn Jager Adams
December 5, 2011

Marilyn Jager Adams’s report, “Technology for Developing Children’s Language and Literacy: Bringing Speech Recognition to the Classroom,” was released this fall by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center. This commentary was recently published by Education Week.   As everyone who follows such things knows, U.S. students, as a group, do not … 







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Families Matter

The more things change: Extending the shelf life of case studies in a digital age

by Lori Takeuchi, PhD
October 3, 2011

In Families Matter, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop’s most recent research report (released May 2011), I take an ecological approach to chronicling how digital media are shaping childhood, parenting, and family life (Bronfenbrenner, 1977). I do so by sharing findings from two complementary studies: a national survey … 







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Families Matter

Heads-Up, Media Producers: Families Still Matter Most in a Digital Age

by Michael H. Levine, Ph.D.
June 7, 2011

This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post.   On Tuesday, June 7, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop will present a report at the E 3 Expo in Los Angeles that may surprise media designers and cause policymakers to step back from their current concerns about kids’ … 







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Always Connected: Corrections

by Cooney Center Team
March 17, 2011

On Monday, March 14, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and Sesame Workshop released Always Connected, a report about the digital media habits of young children. It has come to our attention that the statistic cited regarding children under age 5 and their use of the Internet was stated incorrectly in … 







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Technology, Activity, Content & Context: Reflections on Always Connected

by Jennifer Kotler, PhD
March 14, 2011

Today, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and Sesame Workshop are releasing a new report entitled Always Connected. The report is a synthesis of data from seven studies and presents a comprehensive look at young children’s media use over the past five years. As someone who is interested in research methodology, … 







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Podcast on iPhones, Educational Apps, and Young Kids

by Catherine Jhee
December 16, 2010

Check out this great interview about the Cooney Center’s report report, “Learning: Is There An App for That?” with Carly Shuler, the study’s co-author, and Lisa Guernsey, Director of the Early Education Initiative at the New America Foundation. They discuss the phenomenon of the “pass-back” effect, in which parents share … 







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NEW REPORT: Learning: Is there an app for that?

by Cooney Center Team
November 7, 2010

The Cooney Center is thrilled to announce our newest report! A mobile media revolution that is changing the lives of adults, and now children of all ages, is under way across the globe. This report focuses on how new forms of digital media are influencing very young children and their … 







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Kids & Apps: The Pass-Back Effect Marches Forward

by Carly Shuler
June 2, 2010

April 2010 Over a year ago, we began to notice something we couldn’t ignore.  We noticed it in grocery stores and on the subway.  We noticed it at shopping malls and in coffee shops.  What we noticed was children – even very young children – playing on devices that weren’t … 







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