August 29, 2014

Learning Together: New Council to Study Latino Families’ Digital Media Use

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The National Center for Family Literacy (NCFL) and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Street Workshop have created the Aprendiendo Juntos (“Learning Together) Council (AJC) to identify models and practical strategies to improve digital literacy for Hispanic-Latino families. AJC plans to use the findings to influence public and private sector investments in effective programs for the community on a regional and national scale.

STEM Video Game Challenge Encourages Librarians to Mentor Students

Washington DC high school student Golden Rockefeller (right) was a 2012 STEM Video Game Challenge winner for a game called Electrobob.
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Students are invited to enter the annual National STEM Video Game Challenge, and organizers are hoping school librarians will help mentor and support kids throughout the process.

“Kids Online” Report: Young Children’s Social Networking Habits Harder to Track than Teens’

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A report issued by The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop concluded that though children under 13 are involved in social media, there isn’t enough data on their social networking habits.

Print Books, Basic Ebooks may Top Enhanced Ebooks at Fostering Literacy, Says Study

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While enhanced ebooks engage young children with their interactive elements, print or basic ebooks may be more effective for encouraging literacy.

Digital Age Teacher Council Promotes National Plan for Tech-Infused Early Learning

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Forming a new Digital Teacher Corps and expanding broadband to publicly funded preschool programs are two recommendations from a new report released today by the Digital Age Teacher Preparation Council.