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Creating to Learn, One Story After Another

by Prune Lieutier
April 12, 2016

For several years now, children’s literature has been venturing step by step into the digital field, with all the creative force and originality that the domain has shown itself capable of. Beyond the simple digitalization of content in PDF or E-pub format, many producers (Nosy Crow, Tank & Bear, Camera … 







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 Pedagogical Promise of Transmedia Play

Today we are thrilled to release a new report, T is for Transmedia: Learning through Transmedia Play. This report, which we have co-authored along with Erin Reilly, and which begins with an introduction by Henry Jenkins, is the product of a year-long collaboration between the Cooney Center and the Annenberg … 







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 … 







Cardboard and Cultural Brokering at Caine’s Arcade

by Meryl Alper
October 9, 2012

This past Saturday, October 6, kids in over 30 countries in 6 continents participated in the Global Cardboard Challenge, the next chapter from the folks that brought you the short film “Caine’s Arcade.”  The fanfare around the film, featuring a 9 year-old Hispanic boy named Caine’s elaborate handmade cardboard arcade, … 







A Whole New PLAYground

by Rebecca Herr-Stephenson
May 31, 2012

I’ve been spending a lot of time on a playground lately. However, this playground doesn’t have swings or tetherball or a basketball court; this one—the PLAYground—is a transmedia learning tool being developed at the Annenberg Innovation Lab at USC. The PLAYground is the brainchild of Erin Reilly, Managing Director for the … 







Film? I’ve heard of that!

by Carly Shuler
May 1, 2012

Film.  It’s not something I spend a lot of time thinking about.  Television is, of course, part of our daily lexicon here at the Cooney Center given our Sesame Workshop roots, but movies — not so much.  Last week I had the chance to head out to TIFF Kids (the children’s version … 







Transmedia Storytelling and Education at DIY Days @ UCLA

by Meryl Alper
November 2, 2011

Two weeks ago, this blog featured a preview of Robot Heart Stories (R<3S), a 10-day transmedia learning project in which two classrooms in underserved neighborhoods in Montreal (French speaking) and Los Angeles (English speaking) used collaboration and creative problem solving to help a lost robot navigate across North America before … 







Producing and Researching Transmedia with The Electric Company’s Prankster Planet

by Mindy Brooks
May 2, 2011

Today, The Electric Company will re-launch its third season with an all new transmedia story, “The Adventures of The Electric Company on Prankster Planet.”  Airing in a new segment at the end of the TV series and a new area of the website, this transmedia story engages and immerses participants … 







De-Buzzifying a Buzz Word

by Carly Shuler
April 27, 2011

Last week I had the opportunity participate in a panel discussion at Sprockets, Toronto’s International Film Festival for Children and Youth (which, by the way, is a FANTASTIC event held in the new and equally fantastic TIFF building). The topic of the panel? Transmedia. Well of course. It seems that …