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Texting Parents to Get Kids Ready 4K!

During my teaching career, I taught pre-K in high-poverty areas in the District of Columbia, but I also taught for a year in a high-income, suburban area in Maryland. There was a stark difference in students’ vocabulary and background knowledge. Most of my students from a low-income background didn’t have the breadth of vocabulary that […]

FETC

FETC, a division of 1105 Media Inc., is one of the largest conferences in the United States devoted to educational technology. The conference gives educators an opportunity to learn how to integrate different technologies across the curriculum – from kindergarten to college – while being exposed to the latest hardware, software and successful strategies on […]

What Can We Learn from Teacher Surveys?

This fall, students across the country walked back through school doors. Each child undoubtedly had his or her own unique summer, possibly filled with camps, vacations, or just time to relax with friends and family. However, it is very likely that one shared element of each child’s summer vacation was ample time to spend with […]

Parenting in the Age of Digital Technology

On Tuesday, June 4, the Center on Media and Human Development Northwestern University released Parenting in a Digital Age: A National Survey. Alexis Lauricella, one of the report’s co-authors, shares some of the findings here.

iPads – A Tool, Not Alchemy, for Education

The topic of kids and technology is a hot topic again. This would normally be a good thing, if the questions that are being discussed weren’t fundamentally the wrong ones. It is, however, a familiar situation. We are going through a normalization of a new technology, and it will be met in the same way […]

Early Education and Technology for Children Conference

The Early Education and Technology for Children Conference invites researchers, policy makers, administrators, and educators together to discuss technology in early childhood education. The conference invites visitors to share research and best practices for how technology can influence early education. For more information, please visit the official site.

Creating Solutions for Literacy Problems is Not for the Faint of Heart

What really matters for early-grade reading? That’s a question we tackled in a recent paper for policy makers and other non-academic audiences, titled “Launching Successful Readers:  The Role of ICT in Early-Grade Literacy Success.”  Our aim was to help guide and frame discussions about how to have more effective investments in technology for early-grade literacy, […]

KidScreen Summit

Bringing together top executives and decision makers within children’s entertainment, KidScreen Summit allows participant to engage in thoughtful conversation about the current issues impacting the industry, current market needs and trends, upcoming challenges, and ultimately how to move business forward. Nearly 1,500 delegates from over 800 companies are expected to participate in the energetic forum […]

Emerging Technologies Symposium

The Emerging Technologies Symposium is focused on technologies designed to improve online teaching and learning. Its discussions revolve around creative uses and new tools to increase effective learning experiences. Anyone involved in or interested in the potentials of online learning is encouraged to attend. For more information please visit http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2012/et4online/welcome

American Library Association: Transforming Our Libraries, Ourselves

Geared towards the library community, the 2012 ALA conference brings together educators, authors, librarians and more for a lively discussion on improving and advancing our libraries. At this year’s President’s Program, Lori Takeuchi, our Research Director, will share her findings from Families Matter, a study on parent attitudes towards digital technologies. For more information, please […]