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White House Conference Focuses on Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes in Children’s Media

by Sandhya Nankani
May 2, 2016

April was a busy month at the White House. In addition to the Early STEM Learning Symposium (which Elisabeth McLure reported on last week), the White House also played host to a day-long conference, “Helping Children Explore, Learn, and Dream Without Limits: Breaking Down Gender Stereotypes in Media and Toys.” … 







Can You Caption How to Get, How to Get to Sesame Street?

by Meryl Alper
November 17, 2014

“Introduce your hearing-impaired child to a world of new friends,” reads the above 1986 advertisement in Exceptional Parent magazine for the TeleCaption II, a closed-captioning decoder system produced by the National Captioning Institute that could be hooked up to a standard television set.  By “a world of new friends,” the … 







Children’s Media Conference

by Sam Zelitch
July 2, 2014

The Children’s Media Conference 2014 is intended for anyone involved in developing, producing and distributing content for kids in the UK. Join 900+ delegates from children’s TV, interactive media, games, licensing, toys, radio, book and magazine publishing, arts, culture and film – in Sheffield from 2-4 July. For more information, … 







Introducing Seeding Reading: Investing in Children’s Literacy in a Digital Age

by Lisa Guernsey
June 23, 2014

Today’s children are surrounded by digital media of all kinds. How will they ever learn to read? That question is at the heart of Seeding Reading: Investing in Children’s Literacy in a Digital Age, a new series of articles and analysis brought to you by New America’s Education Policy Program … 







Raising Digitally Healthy Children

by Catherine Jhee
January 2, 2014

Many kids received new tablets, smartphones or video games over the holidays. And now that the holiday break is coming to an end and students are preparing to return to school, it’s a good time to evaluate the way they are using these new media tools. While most parents we … 







Study Shows Tech in the Classroom Boosts Math Skills for Youngest Learners

by Shelley Pasnik
November 14, 2013

This post was originally published on the Fred Rogers Center Blog and appears here with permission. This week my colleagues at Education Development Center and SRI International and I are releasing findings from our Prekindergarten Transmedia Mathematics Study. This research is part of Ready to Learn, a partnership between the … 







The Families and Media Project

by Administrator
September 23, 2013

The Families and Media Project (FAM) aims to unearth the potential that media may have for enriching family learning and routines. To accomplish these aims, members of the Families and Media Research Consortium will conduct a series of studies that link large-scale data with in-depth illustrations. Findings will be translated … 







T is for Transmedia: Learning through Transmedia Play

by Becky Herr-Stephenson and Meryl Alper with Erin Reilly and introduction by Henry Jenkins
March 16, 2013

In recent years, transmedia has come into the spotlight among those creating and using media and technology for children.  We believe that transmedia has the potential to be a valuable tool for expanded learning that addresses some of the challenges facing children growing up in the digital age.  Produced by … 







KidScreen Summit

by Administrator
February 5, 2013

Bringing together top executives and decision makers within children’s entertainment, KidScreen Summit allows participant to engage in thoughtful conversation about the current issues impacting the industry, current market needs and trends, upcoming challenges, and ultimately how to move business forward. Nearly 1,500 delegates from over 800 companies are expected to … 







Report from the Annenberg Public Policy Conference

by Allison Mishkin
April 18, 2012

Last week I had the chance to head back to my home turf to attend the “Media and the Well-Being of Children and Adolescents” conference at the Annenberg Public Policy Center (APPC) at the University of Pennsylvania.  The conference was organized, hosted, and moderated by Dr. Amy Jordan, director of …