Tag Archives: mobile learning

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Questimate! Makes Learning Estimation Skills Fun

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 their latest app, Questimate!, a […]

Pilot Study: Creative Play With Toontastic

At Launchpad Toys, we’re working to inspire creativity in children through play with digital toys and tools like our flagship storytelling app, Toontastic. As tablet usage in young children increases year after year (NPD showed 13% growth between 2011 and 2012), it has become more important than ever to provide kids with quality learning tools […]

ANNOUNCING: A Spooooooky Toooooons Story Contest!

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 is partnering with […]

The iPad According to Twitter

With the recent release of the iPad 2, I was not at all surprised when Catherine suggested that I write this week’s blog about kids and the iPad. Considering the bulk of work we’ve been doing in the area of kids and apps, I thought this would be an easy topic. But when I actually […]

Why Mobile is the Future of Playful Learning

I recently had the pleasure of sitting on a panel at the MacArthur Foundation’s Digital Media and Learning conference to discuss mobile learning. As our good friends at Project Noah and other games/apps like The Hidden Park have shown, mobile devices like the iPhone and iPad present incredible opportunities for developers like ourselves to get […]

Your Smartphone: A Cheap Babysitter

Thursday, April 29, 2010 Read up on the pass-back effect in this article by Mom Logic’s Ronda Kaysen. As more and more moms trade in their cell phones for smartphones, they are finding that the devices serve a second purpose: that of portable babysitter. CNN has reported that nearly half of the 100 top-selling educational […]

Contests as a Tool for Innovation

Reprinted from Gary’s Blog, May 2010. Gary Knell is Sesame Workshop’s President & CEO. Earlier this month, the USDA and First Lady Michelle Obama opened entries for their Apps for Healthy Kids competition.  Via the competition, the USDA is offering a $40,000 prize pool for leveraging USDA nutritional data to create software which encourages children […]

Big Ideas from CoSN Conference 2010: Innovation, Ingenuity & Insight

March 2010 Guest post from Jeanne Wellings, a Research Specialist in the Florida school system   Innovation Unique to Education Keynote speaker, Larry Keeley from Doblin, Inc., described the essential elements of transformative commercial innovations and explained how those elements are needed to revolutionize education. In a slideshow presentation, Keeley noted that innovation in education […]

Mobile Learning Conference 2009

Reprinted from the February 2009 Cooney Center Bits Newsletter: With President Obama recently winning the fight to keep his BlackBerry, the stage was primed for 200 industry, policy, and education leaders who convened in Washington, DC to discuss the potential of mobile wireless technologies to transform children’s learning.