Tag Archives: digital literacy

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A Checklist for Evaluating Diverse Children’s Media

by Claudia Haines
May 8, 2017

As a children’s librarian at a small library, a significant part of my job is to find and purchase the best books, audiobooks, puzzles, apps, websites, devices, and even toys for kids and teens ages 0-18. I’m also tasked with making sure families can find them in the library. Some … 







Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games

by Sarah Vaala, Ph.D.
October 20, 2014

Digital games have the potential to transform K-12 education as we know it. But what has been the real experience among teachers who use games in the classroom?  In 2013, the Games and Learning Publishing Council conducted a national survey among nearly 700 K-8 teachers. The report reveals key findings … 







Is it a class, or is it a game? A badging system for mastery in New York City high schools.

by Joy Nolan and Michael Preston
December 12, 2012

How can you use technology to grab a struggling student? How does access to high-speed Internet open a world of learning? What combination of pedagogy and curriculum can deliver the magic blend of fun, interest, academic content, and the many component skills that lead to academic success—especially for students who … 







Digital Literacy as a New Basic Literacy

by Gabrielle Santa-Donato
June 28, 2012

On June 8th, 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 technologies in the lives … 







Call for Papers: Learning, Media and Technology

by Ingrid Erickson, Ph.D.
July 28, 2011

Cooney Center Research Associate Ingrid Erickson is teaming up with Ruth V. Small from Syracuse University and Eric Meyers from the University of British Columbia to co-edit a special issue of the journal Learning Media & Technology on the topic of digital literacy in informal learning environments. I’m excited to … 







The Power of Storytelling

by Gary Knell
June 27, 2011

According to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the typical American child — age 8 to 18 — spends no less than seven and a half hours a day engaged with media. According to research from Sesame Workshop and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, younger children are also consuming media … 







Learning from Learning from Hollywood

by Meryl Alper
May 20, 2011

While managing the @cooneycenter Twitter feed and live blog during this week’s Learning From Hollywood Forum, my mental gears were continuously whirring.  Rich threads of conversation spun back and forth online and in face-to-face conversation, through the #cooneyforum hashtag and the generous physical space provided by the USC School of … 







The Confident Creator is the Anti-Copycat

by Mariel Goddu
November 18, 2010

This past August, the New York Times released an alarming article about plagiarism in U.S. higher education. Citing statistics from a Rutgers University study of 14,000 undergraduates, it reported that over 40 percent of students admitted to having copied text directly from the Internet. More frightening still, 34 percent said … 







Revolution Needed for Teaching Literacy in a Digital Age

by Michael H. Levine
July 14, 2010

Reprinted from Huffington Post, July 5, 2010. Written together with Esther Wojcicki, Creative Commons Board Chair America is celebrating. The Fourth of July is a time for parades, parties, BBQs, fireworks—we certainly have much to be thankful for here in America, the most innovative country on earth. But one area … 







Giigle Study

by Dan Rabinowitz
March 24, 2010

The Internet has great potential as a source of learning for children, but search engines such as those offered by Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft were originally designed for adults. Given the growing number of young children who are using the Web, we need to understand how children approach forming queries, …