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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 … 







But Are They Really Learning? The First Controlled Study of an iPad Learning App

by Jacob Klein and Gabriel Adauto
December 21, 2011

How does one know that an educational experience is actually helping students learn? Our company Motion Math makes educations games for the iPad and iPhone that let kids play with numbers. It's easy for us to think, as we're making our apps, and watching students play them, to believe that learning is happening, especially because we spend a lot of time ensuring that our designs follow good pedagogical and usability principles. However, the history of educational technology is littered with many false promises and disappointing results, most recently given an overview by Matt Richtel of The New York Times. For these reasons, and for our own self-understanding, it's important that we sometimes hold our learning technologies up to scientific scrutiny. 

ANNOUNCING: A Spooooooky Toooooons Story Contest!

by Andy Russell & Catherine Jhee
October 5, 2011

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 … 







E-book QuickStudy

by Catherine Jhee
September 20, 2011

In line with our previous research on coviewing and intergenerational play, the research team at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center wants to get a sense of how interactions between adults and children are taking place when reading electronic books, or e-books. How do adults and children read e-books compared to … 







What Happens at App Camp

by Carly Shuler
June 14, 2011

… stays at App Camp?  I certainly hope not!  Because I was lucky enough to attend last month’s Dust or Magic Children’s App Design Institute, and the pure magic of this conference needs to be shared. For the second year in a row, an intimate group interested in children’s apps … 







The iPad According to Twitter

by Carly Shuler
March 23, 2011

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 … 







Storytelling, Creativity, and the New Frontier of Digital Play

by Andy Russell
January 18, 2011

Give a young child a couple of toys or a box of crayons and he or she is likely to play for hours, deeply engrossed in an imaginary world. In both art and dramatic play, children construct settings, create fictional characters, and act out fantastic storylines that would be the … 







Tech Toys for Tots

by Marj Kleinman
November 18, 2010

It may come as no surprise that kids want gadgets over toys this holiday season. According to the Duracell Toy Report, the top 10 most wanted toys for Christmas among kids 5-16 are squarely focused on tech, with iPhones, iPod Touches, and iPads topping the list. Read full article, Children … 







Does a book by any other platform still smell as sweet?

by Ann My Thai
November 16, 2010

In today’s information-obese world, book reading has become a refuge from my click-happy, easily distracted, multitask-ery. But as books extend their reach into the digital landscape through the Kindle, iPad and the new Barnes & Noble Nook, I have to wonder: Does a book by any other platform still smell … 







NEW REPORT: Learning: Is there an app for that?

by Cooney Center Team
November 7, 2010

The Cooney Center is thrilled to announce our newest report! A mobile media revolution that is changing the lives of adults, and now children of all ages, is under way across the globe. This report focuses on how new forms of digital media are influencing very young children and their …