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The Top 5 Best Things About Being a JGCC Research Fellow

February 1, 2013

Editor’s Note: Want to join the Joan Ganz Cooney Center team? Apply to be the 2016-2017 Cooney Center Fellow! We are accepting fellowship applications now through April 4, 2016. This Fall, I became the newest Cooney Center alum.  After completing my year-long stint as the 2011-2012 Cooney Center Research Fellow, I am now a … 







The Risks of Launching a Research Project at a Time of Moral Panic

by Christopher J. Ferguson
January 23, 2013

Every parent and concerned citizen in the U.S. has been following the national conversation about the need for a balanced response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. One area of concern that the President and Vice President highlighted in the action plan they presented last … 







What We Don’t Know, and What We Need to Know, About the Effects of Video Game Violence

by Cheryl K. Olson, Sc.D.
January 18, 2013

Every parent and concerned citizen in the U.S. has been following the national conversation about the need for an urgent and balanced response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.  One area of concern that the President and Vice President highlighted in the action plan they … 







Pilot Study: Creative Play With Toontastic

by Andy Russell and Alicia Chang
October 4, 2012

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 … 







Pushing past the digital divide in research of Latino families’ media practices

by Gabrielle Santa-Donato
July 3, 2012

In my first post from the Hispanic-Latino Families and Digital Technologies Forum, I described participants’ commentary regarding the importance of digital literacy for advancing equity and the need to ensure high quality content and engagement in order to optimize the enormous educational potential of digital media. Numerous participants in the forum … 







Food for Thought: Towards a Deeper Dialogue on Print Books, E-books, and Learning

by Catherine Jhee
June 18, 2012

Last month, we released the results of our first QuickStudy on e-books. This report, “Teacher Attitude about Digital Games in the Classroom,” was inspired by the continued growth of e-readers — the Kindles, Nooks, and iPads that are almost ubiquitous now — and the exploding popularity of e-books for children. … 







Q&A: Games for Change Talks to Jessica Millstone About Teachers and Games

by Jeff Ramos
June 7, 2012

The 9th Annual Games for Change Festival is less than two weeks away! We are thrilled that our own Research Consultant Jessica Millstone and BrainPOP’s Senior Director, Educators Experience, Allisyn Levy, will present the findings of the first national survey on teacher attitudes towards games in the classroom. Their presentation will take place on Wednesday, … 







An App Reviewer’s Wish List

by Cynthia Chong
May 15, 2012

In January, we introduced Cooney Center Research Associate Cynthia Chiong’s new website, A Matter of App, in which she rates educational apps for children. Fifty reviews later, she shares what she has learned along the way.   THE BIG 5-0. Fifty reviews, that is. Woo-hoo! This has been quite a learning process … 







DML Daily Dispatch – Day 1

by Sarah Vaala
March 2, 2012

Intrepid Research Fellow, Sarah Vaala, is attending her first Digital Media and Learning Conference in San Francisco. In between convening, attending and conferencing, she is going to be blogging for the Cooney Center about what’s happening at the conference and what the big ideas of each day were. Greetings from … 







A Matter of App: A New Website Rating Kids’ Apps

by Cynthia Chong
January 10, 2012

Cynthia Chong is an educational media researcher whose research focuses on how the design of educational media can affect young children’s learning and the way they interact with them, as well as how parents and teachers use these technologies to teach. She recently began reviewing educational apps for 3- to …