Report Finds Unreliable Internet Access Undermines Lower-Income Families
A new report from Rutgers University and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center finds that many low- and moderate-income families are “under-connected.” This may mean, for example, that they can access the internet only on their smartphones, that their connectivity is unreliable, or that other factors make it harder for them to carry out basic online activities while impeding their children’s performance in school.
Tapping, Clicking, and Reading Through the Digital Wild West
In their new book, “Tap, Click, Read,” authors Lisa Guernsey and Michael Levine ask "How will kids ever learn to read when technology is everywhere?" They find answers in some surprising places.
Game Design Contest Empowers the Player
A national video game design contest takes the game controller out of kids’ hands and replaces it with the reins. The National STEM Video Game Challenge, an initiative of the Smithsonian Institution in partnership with the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and E-Line Media, is soliciting applications for its fourth annual game design competition. High school and middle school students are invited to submit entries by February 25, 2015.
Report Finds Class Divide in Educational Media Use
A report from the Cooney Center points to lessons for parents and educational media developers.