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BYOT: Bring your own technology

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) has released “Making Progress: Rethinking State and School District Policies Concerning Mobile Technologies and Social Media.”  While the title is just barely tweetable at 110 characters, the report could essentially be boiled down to just four letters: BYOT:  Bring your own technology (twitter hashtag #BYOT.) The goal of the […]

A Report from the Teaching with Technology Conference

On Friday, February 24th, the Center for Teaching Excellence at New York University hosted the Teaching with Technology Conference to promote conversations around how technology is currently being used in learning environments and how the field of education can develop the best possible relationship with technology across various disciplines and settings. Many issues central to […]

Entrepreneurship Meets Education

Technology has transformed many things.  Most things. I remember one of my amazing professors at the Harvard Ed School, the venerable Chris Dede, asking us to imagine walking into a number of different spaces.  Picture a movie theater.  A bank.  An airport.  A living room.  Can you tell whether you are in the past or […]

The Power of Storytelling

According to research by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the typical American child — age 8 to 18 — spends no less than seven and a half hours a day engaged with media. According to research from Sesame Workshop and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, younger children are also consuming media heavily — about 4 hours […]

Heads-Up, Media Producers: Families Still Matter Most in a Digital Age

This piece originally appeared in the Huffington Post.   On Tuesday, June 7, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop will present a report at the E 3 Expo in Los Angeles that may surprise media designers and cause policymakers to step back from their current concerns about kids’ digital multitasking addiction, cyber-bullying, violent […]

Tech Toys for Tots

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 Want Gadgets Not Toys for […]

Can Digital Hollywood Support Education & Innovation?

This post originally appeared in New Media Literacies on October, 25, 2010. I recently attended Digital Hollywood, a digital media trade conference in Los Angeles for executives in the film, television, computer, music, and telecommunications fields. As a Ph.D. student in Communication at USC Annenberg, I attended four panels relevant to my research interests in […]

Fred Rogers Fellows Program–deadline 10/11

The Fred Rogers Center recently announced an exciting fellowship opportunity for early-career producers, animators, technologists, writers, artists, musicians, educators, and others, interested in creating exciting, high-quality media inspired by the legacy of Fred Rogers. Through the ECF program, the Fred Rogers Center acts as a catalyst for innovation in media- and technology-based work that advances […]

White House Announces National STEM Video Game Challenge!

  President Obama is announcing our National STEM Video Game Challenge today at 3:15pm EST. Tune in to the LIVE Webcast. Inspired by the “Educate to Innovate” campaign, President Obama’s initiative to promote a renewed focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education, the National STEM Video Game Challenge aims to motivate interest in […]

It’s Not Just the Teacher, It’s What the Teacher Teaches, Including Life Skills!

Reprinted from the Huffington Post, July 28, 2010, with permission from the author, Ellen Galinsky. A front-page story in the New York Times today (July 28) by David Leonhardt is provocatively titled “The Case for $320,000 Kindergarten Teachers”. In what is described as an “explosive” new study, Harvard economist Raj Chetty and his colleagues have […]