De-Mystifying Learning Frameworks
Making sense of the big ideas and buzzwords in learning innovation. The first in a new series.
Report Finds Class Divide in Educational Media Use
A report from the Cooney Center points to lessons for parents and educational media developers.
Just How Damaging Is Summer Learning Loss?
If we want to begin to stem the learning gap between low and high-income kids, start by offering affordable, accessible, and fun summer programs—and nix the flash cards.
Please Pay Attention!
Leanne Bowler of Pitt's iSchool shares her thoughts on the challenges technology and media place on metacognition, or thinking about thinking
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh receives $440K IMLS grant to make more Makeshops!
Funding will enable the Children’s Museum to partner with the New York Hall of Science to conduct emergent research on family participation in museum-based "makerspaces."
2012 Spark Fellowship Application Announcement!
Spark is now accepting applications for 2012 fall fellowship candidates. Applicants should be well versed in the learning ecology of Pittsburgh, and have a desire to explore the benefits of learning communities.
Digital Media & Learning Badge Development Research Competition: Call for Proposals
The Digital Media and Learning Badge Development Research Competition is making a call for proposals! Learn how to gain $75,000-$250,000 for your research!
Activation Lab Seeks to Turn Young Students on to Science, Technology, and the Arts
What does it take to ignite a child’s interest in learning? How do you transition these early interests into college and career choices? Activation Lab is looking for answers.
Waivers Continue to be Granted
The New York Times recently published an article concerning the No Child Left Behind waivers that are being granted to states. With increasing cries for help, Obama has continued to grant additional waivers to states who have applied for them, realizing the unrealistic goals of NCLB. NY Times journalist, Motoko Rich, exposes the latest in […]
Recap of FredForward 2012
The Fred Rogers Center at Saint Vincent College hosted the 2012 FredForward conference Sunday, June 3rd to Tuesday, June 5th.
NAEYC & Fred Rogers Center release statement on children's use of technology & media
NAEYC and the Fred Rogers Center issue a joint position statement on Technology and Interactive Media as Tools in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through Age 8.
Study Maps Children's Media Use
Common Sense Media recently published a study on the media use of young children. The study, entitled “Zero to Eight: Children’s Media Use in America,” surveyed 1,384 parents of children ages 0 to 8 years old, and was conducted May 27-June 15, 2011. While the full report is available for download, here are the highlights: […]
Children Predict the Future of Technology
Can children predict the future of computer technology? Recent research says yes. Last year, Latitude, an international research and consulting firm asked 201 children from across the globe a simple question: “What would you like your computer or the Internet to do that it can’t do right now?” The children were asked to draw a […]