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Berdik, Chris – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2020
When "Sesame Street" launched in 1969, it was the first show to attempt to teach young children school-readiness skills with catchy songs and playful Muppets. Not only did it revolutionize the children's media landscape, the program sparked a love of learning among generations of children all over the world. For "Revisiting the…
Descriptors: Educational Television, Public Television, Educational Media, Technology Uses in Education
Takeuchi, Lori; Sobel, Kiley – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2020
The aim of the Families Learning Across Boundaries Project (FamLAB) is to create an ecosystem that can enable and encourage young children's interest-driven learning across settings. With this in mind, the authors surveyed 407 professionals working in libraries--including librarians, media specialists, circulation managers, directors, and outreach…
Descriptors: Librarians, Library Role, Student Interests, Childhood Interests
Cooney, Joan Ganz – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2019
In 1966, Joan Ganz Cooney was a documentary producer at Channel 13 when Lloyd Morrisett, then Vice President at the Carnegie Corporation of New York, offered her an opportunity that would change the landscape of children's media forever. The Carnegie Corporation provided funding for a three-month study during which Joan traveled the country to…
Descriptors: Preschool Education, Audiences, Basic Skills, Disadvantaged Youth
Sobel, Kiley – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2019
What do we know about immersive media--virtual, augmented, mixed, and cross realities (VR, AR, MR, and XR)--and young children? So far, designers, developers, and media producers have been focusing on creating hardware, software, and content for and conducting studies with adolescents and adults--but children find these technologies incredibly…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Simulated Environment, Young Children, Child Development
Takeuchi, Lori; Vaala, Sarah; Ahn, June – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2019
This report presents findings from separate surveys of 1,550 U.S. parents and 600 pre-K-8 teachers on whether, to what extent, and how U.S. children ages 3-12 are linking their learning experiences across home, school, and community settings. The inquiry paid particular attention to the ways in which caregivers and teachers support and, in some…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Parent Role
Shapiro, Jordan – Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, 2018
"Digital Play for Global Citizens" is an introduction to how educators and parents can use a multitude of innovative technology tools to help their students and children learn about, understand, and engage with our increasingly interconnected world. Educating students to become "macro-minded" (habits of mind that are associated…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Global Approach, Citizenship Education
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
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