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Sharing Molly of Denali with Families in Alaska

by Claudia Haines
August 1, 2019

Youth Services Librarian Claudia Haines recently hosted a family screening of the new PBS Kids show Molly of Denali at Homer Public Library in Homer, Alaska. This post from her blog is republished here with permission.   I’m always looking for media, in all formats, that authentically reflects Alaskan families’ experiences. … 

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Summit Builds Network of Early STEM Advocates in Idaho

by Erica Compton
February 5, 2019

On October 26, 2018, over 50 key stakeholders in early education gathered at the Idaho Early STEM Summit in Boise. Led by the Idaho STEM Action Center (STEM AC), this convening of professionals—comprised of representatives from research institutions, government agencies, libraries, and community-based organizations—is the first of its kind in … 

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Calling All Teachers!

by Administrator
January 29, 2019

Do you use immersive media like AR or VR with students in 1st through 8th grade? Are you interested, but haven’t been able to try it out yet? Or are these technologies not for you? The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop would like to know more about teachers’ … 

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Remembering 2018 and Looking Forward to an Exciting Year Ahead

by Catherine Jhee
January 2, 2019

Happy New Year! We hope that you have enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with loved ones, and that you are as rested and ready to take on new opportunities and challenges in 2019 as we are! As we begin the new year, we wanted to take some time to reflect … 

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Bringing Drama (and Literacy) to Early STEM—and Vice Versa

by Lisa Guernsey
September 26, 2017

Opening minds to new ways of thinking about STEM for young children Researchers who study children often point out that teaching science and math in the early years is also a great way to support children’s literacy skills. But teachers and administrators lament that it is not so easy to … 

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The App Fairy Interviews Originator

by Carissa Christner
May 15, 2017

The “Endless” apps by Originator (Endless Alphabet, Endless Numbers, etc.) all follow a reliable and effective formula: genuinely funny antics + solid educational content = learning that sticks.  Most of their apps feature a lovable and irreverent cast of cute monsters who help to illustrate the definition of words, the meanings of sentences … 

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Sowing the Seeds for Successful STEM Learning in Early Childhood

by Elisabeth McClure
February 2, 2017

Whether it is gardening, building forts, stacking blocks, playing at the water table, or lining up by height in the classroom, children demonstrate a clear readiness to engage in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning early in life. STEM Starts Early is the culmination of a deep inquiry supported … 

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Language Development and Family Engagement in the Digital Age

by Administrator
August 15, 2016

On August 2-3, 2016, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and New America co-hosted a network building and leadership development institute for community leaders, policymakers, and researchers in the fields of family engagement and early literacy. Read on for highlights from the event. Day One Lisa Guernsey of New America, Michael … 

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Enter to Win a Copy of Tap, Click, Read

by Administrator
June 13, 2016

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Jossey-Bass for a Goodreads giveaway! Enter now for a chance to win a copy of Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens by Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine now through July 8, 2016. Learn more about the book at … 

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Para asegurar un comienzo justo, necesitamos equidad digital.

by Administrator
February 4, 2016

Este post ha sido publicado originalmente por Common Sense Media y aparece aquí con permiso. Lea la versión en Inglés aquí. En la sociedad de hoy, el acceso a la tecnología es la puerta a las oportunidades académicas y económicas. Esto es especialmente cierto en el caso de los niños, … 

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