The Cooney Center catalyzes change by disseminating research that informs the national debate, stimulating investment in effective reforms. It does so through its publications on timely topics, including the landscape of children’s interactive media, mobile learning, and the debates over media multitasking — all of which have received national media attention.

AJC Research2Practice Series: Calling All Producers

by Aaron Morris, EdM

The Aprendiendo Juntos Council (AJC) is a multi-disciplinary consortium of researchers, practitioners, policy-makers, and producers who are working to better understand how Hispanic-Latino families with young children use media and technology in their daily lives for work, education, and play. The AJC is proud to present the Research2Practice (R2P) series, … 

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AJC Research2Practice: Digital Connections to Link Home and School

by Amber Levinson and Alexia Raynal

This second Research2Practice tipsheet from the Aprendiendo Juntos Council presents shares research-based suggestions for educators that can help bridge the home-school connection for Hispanic-Latino students. Digital Connections to Link Home and School provides a quick glance at the most pressing digital equity issues facing lower-income families with suggestions that teachers can … 

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Always Connected

Always Connected: The new digital media habits of young children

Today’s parents, academics, policymakers and practitioners are scrambling to keep up with the rapid expansion of media use by children and youth for ever-larger portions of their waking hours. This report by Sesame Workshop and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center takes a fresh look at data emerging from studies undertaken … 

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Apps en familia: Guía para usar apps con tus hijos

Cuando pensamos en apps para niños, frecuentemente pensamos en dos opciones: juegos entretenidos o educativos. Pero las apps no sólo son juegos o libros, las apps también pueden aportar importantes experiencias sociales, emocionales y físicas. Apps en Familia está diseñada para ayudar a los padres de familia a entender mejor … 

Aprendiendo en casa

Aprendiendo en Casa: Media as a Learning Tool among Hispanic-Latino Families

by June Lee and Brigid Barron

The Hispanic-Latino population is one of the largest—and most diverse—demographics in the U.S. Aprendiendo en casa reveals findings from a national survey of Hispanic parents about their home media environments and practices, and their perceptions of their children’s use of educational media across a range of different platforms. The report … 

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aprendiendo juntos

Aprendiendo Juntos (Learning Together): Synthesis of a cross-sectorial convening on Hispanic-Latino families and digital technologies

In June 2012, the National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL), the Joan Ganz Cooney Center (JGCC) and the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) convened more than 50 of the nation’s leading scholars, practitioners, and policy-makers to discuss the state of our knowledge of the role and implications of digital … 

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Can Video Games Promote Intergenerational Play and Literacy Learning?

Can Video Games Promote Intergenerational Play & Literacy Learning?

Forty years of Sesame Street research has consistently demonstrated greater learning benefits when children co-view an educational television program, compared to viewing alone. Might benefits also accrue when adults and children use educational games together? On July 30, 2009, the Game Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California, the … 

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Pow! Wham!

Challenge Paper: The Power of Pow! Wham!: Children, Digital Media and Our Nation’s Future

Dr. Rima Shore, Adelaide Weismann Chair in Educational Leadership at Bank Street College of Education, is the author of the Cooney Center’s inaugural “new directions” report on learning for elementary-aged kids in a digital age. The paper reflects a field scan that the Center staff and Dr. Shore conducted during … 

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Children and Families in the Digital Age: Learning Together in a Media Saturated Culture

by Elisabeth Gee,‎ Lori Takeuchi,‎ and Ellen Wartella (eds)

Children and Families in the Digital Age (Routledge Press)  offers a fresh, nuanced, and empirically-based perspective on how families are using digital media to enhance learning, routines, and relationships. Edited by Elisabeth Gee,‎ Lori Takeuchi,‎ and Ellen Wartella, the book is based on research conducted by the Families and Media Project (FAM), a … 

Comparative Analysis of Teacher Surveys

Comparative Analysis of National Teacher Surveys

As technologies gain an increasingly strong foothold in the classroom, there are more and more surveys seeking to gauge teachers’ interests and attitudes towards integrating devices, software, and tools into their practice. We’ve noticed that while each of the major surveys that have been announced over the past year and … 

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