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Digital Games: A Context for Cognitive Development

Executive Director Michael Levine and former Cooney Center fellow Sarah Vaala have co-authored Games for Learning: Vast Wasteland or a Digital Promise?, the conclusion to the new anthology Digital Games: A Context for Cognitive Development, edited by Fran C. Blumberg and Shalom M. Fisch. The volume takes a broad look at the many positive impacts […]

Games & The Common Core: Two Movements That Need Each Other

Recently in one day, I witnessed two expert panels discussing critical issues for our educational system: the first one was on implementing the Common Core for English-language learners, the second was on how games offer an exciting new frontier for student learning and engagement. In the morning, I listened in to an Alliance for Excellent […]

Join Us at the DML Conference! Getting Global With It: Youth Global Participation in the Digital Age

Cooney Center fellow Christina Hinton is moderating a panel at the Digital Media and Learning (DML) Conference called Getting Global With It: Youth Global Participation in the Digital Age With an internationally interdependent economy, unprecedented levels of migration, and a continuous stream of information circulating the planet, children are growing up in a globalized world. […]

The Games & Learning Publishing Council Continues

January 10, 2013 marked the kick-off for Phase II of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center’s Games and Learning Publishing Council. Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Council aims to expand the role of games and gaming in the educational lives of children by providing new research and analysis of the field of […]

Kids@Play Summit at CES

The annual Kids@Play Summit for industry professionals in related fields will meet at the Consumer Electronics Show this January at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The summit will include three exhibit days as well as a conference on January 9, 2013, which features several experts in the field of digital media for children and topics […]

Partnership for Global Learning Conference

The Asia Society Partnership for Global Learning annual conference focuses on preparing American students to be globally competent and college-ready. With a theme of “Pathways to Global Competence,” this event invites educators, business leaders, policymakers and more to network and discuss pathways to global competence. For more information please visit http://sites.asiasociety.org/pgl2012/

Aspen Institute Children’s Forum

The Aspen Institute forum on Children’s Health and Well-being welcomes selected philanthropists, scientists, policy-makers and healthcare practitioners for a policy discussion to advance research and create policies designed to put children first. For more information please visit http://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/2012/07/22/aspen-institute-childrens-forum-investing-childrens-health-well-being

Psychology of Mathematics in Education

The Psychology of Mathematics Education invites its members to Taipei for a discussion of “Opportunities to Learn in Mathematics Education.” The conference hopes to spark innovation in how math education is developed and promoted. For more information please visit

A Report from the Teaching with Technology Conference

On Friday, February 24th, the Center for Teaching Excellence at New York University hosted the Teaching with Technology Conference to promote conversations around how technology is currently being used in learning environments and how the field of education can develop the best possible relationship with technology across various disciplines and settings. Many issues central to […]

But Are They Really Learning? The First Controlled Study of an iPad Learning App

How does one know that an educational experience is actually helping students learn? Our company Motion Math makes educations games for the iPad and iPhone that let kids play with numbers. It’s easy for us to think, as we’re making our apps, and watching students play them, to believe that learning is happening, especially because we spend a lot of time ensuring that our designs follow good pedagogical and usability principles. However, the history of educational technology is littered with many false promises and disappointing results, most recently given an overview by Matt Richtel of The New York Times. For these reasons, and for our own self-understanding, it’s important that we sometimes hold our learning technologies up to scientific scrutiny.