Tag Archives: mobile

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

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 families in the United States […]

iHelp — How the iPad is Assisting Disabled Children

Check out this recent Wall Street Journal article: Using the iPad to Connect: Parents, Therapists Use Apple Tablet to Communicate With Special Needs Kids The iPad is quickly being utilized for kids with speech and communication issues and can have real breakthrough effects for this population. Apple CEO Steve Jobs says that these therapeutic uses […]

Kids Learning Math & Learning from Kids: Lessons from User Tests

Today we bring you the first in a series of STEM related blog posts — starting with last year’s Cooney Center Prize finalists for the Motion Math — Gabriel Adauto and Jacob Klein. Throughout the process of creating Motion Math, our bouncing star fraction game for the iPhone and iPad, we’ve greatly benefited from conversations […]

Cooney Center Prizes Inaugural Quick Pitches

You can now peak into the inaugural Cooney Center Prizes Quick Pitches that were held at the E3 Expo in June! Here are the finalists from our Breakthroughs in Mobile Learning prize: Motion Math Toontastic Mobile Technology for Sustainable Literacy Watch the winning pitch given by team Project NOAH View all the quick pitches See […]

Startl Design Boost–Deadline Sept 24th!

Applications for our November 2010 Mobile Design Boostare closing this Friday – September 24. We will select up to 15 3-4 person entrepreneurial teams to participate in the Boost. Developed in conjunction with IDEO, the Mobile Design Boost is a four day building, hacking, business and human centered design immersion taking place in San Francisco, […]

Catching the Cooney Center Bug: Reflections on My Summer Internship at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center

Stepping onto the elevator at 1900 Broadway for the first time, I took a deep breath and-for the hundredth time since leaving my apartment-lovingly instructed myself to Chill. Out. It was the first morning of my summer internship at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, and I was scared. Scared, but not in the usual final […]

39 Clues Times 10 & an Interactive Author Q&A (Today)

39 Clues, Book 10 will be released on August 31, 2010, and kids can converge for a live Q&A with the series’ authors from all 10 books. This highly interactive series includes online and mobile games and is a good model for inspiring kids to enjoy reading.  Tune in today — August 31, 2010 at […]

90 of Tweens are Playing Online Games & Kids’ Mobile and Social Media Use is on the Rise

M2 Research and partner KidSay recently rleased the first in a semi-annually report series. Their first publication, Kids and Games: What Boys and Girls are Playing Today, shows a significant increase in kids’ online gaming and social media usage. 90 Percent of tweens are playing games online, with mobile and social media use on the […]

Project NOAH Video Visit

Cooney Center Prize winner, Yasser Ansari (team leader for Project NOAH), dropped in last week to update the Center on the progress of their mobile app since winning in June. View the video now! Learn more about Project NOAH   Learn more about the Cooney Center Prizes and stay tuned for info on our National […]

Interactive e-Books — we have the technology!

The truly engaging, participatory e-Book technology we’ve been waiting for is finally here. Inkling for the iPad is a great example of meeting today’s kids where they are. Students can engage in interactive digital textbooks that come alive with rich graphics, video, interactive quizzes, and other features that allow them to highlight, underline, collaborate, and […]