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Kids in the Middle: Media's Unique Roles for Children of Immigrants

David Kleeman | Posted 07.18.2014 | Media
David Kleeman

Months ago, PlayCollective and the Children's Media Association produced an exchange between industry executives and academics on "bridging the gap" between these fields, toward incorporating research insights into media content for kids.

10 Reasons Why We Need Research Literacy, Not Scare Columns

David Kleeman | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Kleeman

First and foremost, why jump straight to banning? Handheld devices are the "Swiss Army Knife" of modern life: a safety device to keep in contact with family and friends, a camera for documenting the world, a window to connect with grandparents across miles.

Learning at Home: Can Educational Media Jump-Start Learning in America?

Michael Levine | Posted 03.26.2014 | Education
Michael Levine

How much of the time kids spend on these devices is helping them prepare for their futures? Are the tablets and apps that parents are buying for them signaling a shift towards compelling educational content? Not yet, according to the people who should know best: their parents.

In Media, Home and Schools: I Teach. You Learn. I Hope.

David Kleeman | Posted 10.19.2013 | Parents
David Kleeman

With roughly 150,000 apps in Apple's "education" store, most aimed at children, there is a legitimate, deep and tough debate to be had on defining and achieving quality in media intended to teach.

Next Stop: Dyslexia-ville

Donna Fish | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Donna Fish

What's missing in our increasing 'teach to the test' culture are educational programs and creative ways to target kids with different learning styles.

Integrating Educational Media in Early Learning Environments to Bridge the Achievement Gap

Robert M. Lippincott | Posted 06.13.2012 | Education
Robert M. Lippincott

Let's embrace technology for our youngest citizens in a way that will help them learn and grow, using this new statement as a guide as we craft strategies and tools to help narrow the achievement gap and better prepare all of our children for success.