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McClure, Elisabeth R.; Guernsey, Lisa; Clements, Douglas H.; Bales, Susan Nall; Nichols, Jennifer; Kendall-Taylor, Nat; Levine, Michael H. – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2017
Tomorrow's inventors and scientists are today's curious young children--as long as those children are given ample chances to explore and are guided by adults equipped to support them. "STEM Starts Early" is the culmination of a deep inquiry by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and New America embarked on an exploratory…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Early Childhood Education, Interviews, Teacher Educators
McClure, Elisabeth R.; Guernsey, Lisa; Clements, Douglas H.; Bales, Susan Nall; Nichols, Jennifer; Kendall-Taylor, Nat; Levine, Michael H. – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2017
Tomorrow's inventors and scientists are today's curious young children--as long as those children are given ample chances to explore and are guided by adults equipped to support them. "STEM Starts Early" is the culmination of a deep inquiry by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and New America embarked on an exploratory…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Early Childhood Education, Interviews, Teacher Educators
Guernsey, Lisa; Levine, Michael H. – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2017
Every community in the United States has the potential to transform itself into this kind of ecosystem that supports families and promotes digital inclusion. Resources for Digital-Age learning already exist in libraries, schools, multimedia spaces, and through parents' personal smartphones, but localities are not often tapping into them to help…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Technology Integration, Family Involvement, Early Childhood Education
Rideout, Victoria; Katz, Vikki S. – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2016
Because digital devices and the Internet have become so essential, digital inequality can exacerbate educational and economic inequality as well. Therefore, it is critical to understand how low- and moderate-income families in the U.S. are engaging digital technologies and how they perceive the opportunities--and potential risks-- that these…
Descriptors: Parent Surveys, Access to Computers, Ownership, Internet
Rideout, Victoria; Katz, Vikki S. – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2016
The data in this survey offer a unique perspective from low- and moderate-income families with school-age children in the United States. They reveal many of the nuances and complexities of digital life among lower income families today. Because lower-income parents are not usually the focus of studies on technology and learning, this report offers…
Descriptors: Parent Surveys, Access to Computers, Ownership, Internet
Vaala, Sarah; Ly, Anna; Levine, Michael H. – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2015
In previous research the "Joan Ganz Cooney Center" and "New America" have characterized the children's educational app market as a "Digital Wild West" (Guernsey, Levine, Chiong & Severns, 2012; Shuler, 2011). The marketplace is chock full of choices but lacks essential information to aid parents' and educators'…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Literacy Education, Marketing
Vaala, Sarah; Ly, Anna; Levine, Michael H. – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2015
In previous research the "Joan Ganz Cooney Center" and "New America" have characterized the children's educational app market as a "Digital Wild West" (Guernsey, Levine, Chiong & Severns, 2012; Shuler, 2011). The marketplace is chock full of choices but lacks essential information to aid parents' and educators'…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, Literacy Education, Marketing
Lee, June; Barron, Brigid – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2015
The Hispanic-Latino population is one of the largest--and most diverse--demographics in the U.S. Aprendiendo en casa reveals findings from a national survey of Hispanic parents about their home media environments and practices, and their perceptions of their children's use of educational media across a range of different platforms. The report…
Descriptors: Mass Media Use, Hispanic Americans, Family (Sociological Unit), Young Children
Fuller, Bruce; Lizárraga, José Ramon; Gray, James H. – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2015
Latino families in America increasingly enjoy access to a dizzying array of content on a variety of electronic devices, from televisions and video games to personal computers and mobile devices. Bruce Fuller, José Ramón Lizárraga, James H. Gray raise pressing questions that face Latino families as they adopt technologies that both have the…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Hispanic Americans, Handheld Devices, Educational Games
Katz, Vikki S.; Levine, Michael H. – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2015
This brief combines original research and policy analysis to examine a key issue that is often overlooked in debates about the proliferation of new technologies, education, and equity: the potential for digital media investments to support a promising learning pathway for children in our nation's increasingly diverse, low-income families. A…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Hispanic Americans, Computer Literacy, Access to Computers
Takeuchi, Lori M.; Vaala, Sarah – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2014
Digital games have the potential to transform K-12 education as we know it. But what has been the real experience among teachers who use games in the classroom? In 2013, the Games and Learning Publishing Council conducted a national survey among nearly 700 K-8 teachers. The report reveals key findings from the survey, and looks at how often and…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Computer Games, Video Games, Technology Uses in Education
Rideout, Victoria – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2014
The Joan Ganz Cooney Center has conducted a national survey of more than 1500 parents of children ages 2-10 to find out how much of children's media time is devoted to educational content, platform by platform, age by age. "Learning at Home: Families' Educational Media Use in America" is the first comprehensive analysis of parents'…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Mass Media Use, Family Involvement, Family Characteristics
Pressey, Briana – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2013
As technologies gain an increasingly strong foothold in the classroom, there are more and more surveys seeking to gauge teachers' interests and attitudes towards integrating devices, software, and tools into their practice. We've noticed that while each of the major surveys that have been announced over the past year and a half offer a unique take…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, National Surveys, Teacher Surveys, Teacher Attitudes