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Questimate! Makes Learning Estimation Skills Fun

by Jacob Klein
August 1, 2013

Back in 2010, Motion Math was a finalist in the first Cooney Center Prizes for Mobile Learning. They’ve continued to make some amazing apps since then, including Motion Math Zoom, Motion Math: Hungry Fish, and more.  CEO and co-founder Jacob Klein shares some of the inspiration behind the creation of … 







ANNOUNCING: A Spooooooky Toooooons Story Contest!

by Andy Russell & Catherine Jhee
October 5, 2011

The leaves are changing, the air is getting crisp… and your teeth are hurting just LOOKING at all the candy stacked up in the grocery aisles. Yes, it’s October and Halloween is just around the corner! To celebrate this most playfully creative holiday, we’re very excited to announce that the … 







Cooney Center Prize Winner Innovates with The Electric Company — and More

by Jay Schiffman
March 2, 2011

Last spring, my company Dreamkind won the first Cooney Center Prize for Breakthroughs in Literacy Learning. Thanks to the Cooney Center, Sesame Workshop and the Electric Company, there are lots of good things to report since we won the award. Most importantly, as a result of winning the contest, we … 







Kids Learning Math & Learning from Kids: Lessons from User Tests

by G. Adauto & J. Klein
October 15, 2010

Today we bring you the first in a series of STEM related blog posts — starting with last year’s Cooney Center Prize finalists for the Motion Math — Gabriel Adauto and Jacob Klein. Throughout the process of creating Motion Math, our bouncing star fraction game for the iPhone and iPad, … 







National STEM Video Game Challenge OPEN for Applications!

by Marj Kleinman
October 14, 2010

The first annual National STEM Video Game Challenge is now open for applications. This nationwide challenge invites game makers big and small to show their passion for playing and making video games. This competition aims to motivate children’s interests in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). The Developer Prize challenges … 







Cooney Center Prize Finalist Launches App

by Cooney Center Team
September 27, 2010

iPhone Game Makes Math Physical — Tilt gameplay gives learners an intuitive sense of fractions Motion Math, the pioneer of movement based learning games, today announces the launch of their fractions game which will help students master mathematics. Fractions are a notoriously difficult area of math for many learners. One … 







Innovating with The Electric Company — Words from a Cooney Center Prize Winner

by Jay Schiffman
September 27, 2010

I was asked by the Cooney Center to share my thoughts about winning this year’s Prize for Breakthroughs in Literacy Learning: Innovate with The Electric Company. When I found out we won, I immediately called my wife and kids to let them know. I have four kids and the three … 







Cooney Center Prizes Inaugural Quick Pitches

by Marj Kleinman
September 23, 2010

You can now peak into the inaugural Cooney Center Prizes Quick Pitches that were held at the E3 Expo in June! Here are the finalists from our Breakthroughs in Mobile Learning prize: Motion Math Toontastic Mobile Technology for Sustainable Literacy Watch the winning pitch given by team Project NOAH View … 







Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age, the Cooney Centers Annual Leadership Forum

by Administrator
October 24, 2009

Forty years after the “War on Poverty” and twenty-five years after “A Nation at Risk,” a new forum was designed to advance a paradigm for learning that harnesses the largely untapped potential of digital media Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age is an ongoing forum that convenes thought leaders in …