Monthly Archives: May 2021

Hey Big Tech, Now is the Perfect Time to Support Our Kids

by Candice Odgers
May 27, 2021

Zoom school may be over for most of us, but many of our children will continue to spend more time online each week than they do in physical schools. Digital devices in the hands of today’s teens and tweens are here to stay. We need to start investing in the digital infrastructure that undergirds their […]

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Voices from the Missing Middle

by Monica Bulger and Mary Madden
May 25, 2021

In the 1960s, Joan Ganz Cooney published The Potential Uses of Television in Preschool Education, a report that would revolutionize television for children. Where others saw a “vast wasteland,” Cooney saw possibility, and from it, educational programming for children, like Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, was born. Half a century later, the Joan Ganz […]

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The Psychology of Video Games: Current Research on the Impact of Playing Games

by Celia Hodent
May 17, 2021

Billions of people around the world play video games, making gaming one of the most popular forms of entertainment today. Yet while we know there are many positive aspects to video games for learning and play, many still worry that they could also be bad for us. Video games have been accused of making players […]

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Learning Together: Researchers and Families as Partners During COVID-19

by Caitlin K. Martin and Rose K. Pozos
May 10, 2021

In the spring of 2020, schools across the country abruptly shut their doors, sending more than 50 million students home until further notice. Amidst the initial chaos and fear of the COVID-19 pandemic’s early days, caregivers were thrust into new roles as co-teachers as children struggled to adapt to the remote learning arrangements hurriedly set […]

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