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All of us at @SesameWorkshop are thrilled to support the @CooneyCenter and @CPBmedia as they invest in public media’s efforts to engage tweens and teens. Learn more about the Next Gen Public Media Accelerator RFP and apply:
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Calling all public media pros! Please join us for an info session at 1pm ET 11/8 (TODAY!) to learn more about the Next Gen Public Media Accelerator - we'll discuss priority areas, how to apply, and key dates:
What New Data Reveal About Students' Math and Reading Performance Right Now via @educationweek
Announcing Phase 2 of Next Gen Public Media, the @CooneyCenter's R&D effort to understand the media habits and expectations of young people and support efforts across the public media sector that meet them. Learn more #PublicMedia
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The Number One Reason Students Still Lack Internet at Home: Parents Can't Afford It via @educationweek
How do the qualities of free play manifest in a digital world? The @5RightsFound spoke with children about their thoughts on free play. Read the full report here:
We're thrilled to support the release of an important new report from the @5RightsFound. And there's still time to sign up to join the launch event today!…
It’s time for Playful by Design: Free play in a digital world! We're delighted to launch our big report on #children's #play in a #digital #world: it's time to #design this with #childrights firmly in mind. #DigitalFutures @5RightsFound @MediaLSE…
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“With so much attention on the negative effects of commercial and social media on youth, it is vital for public media to work with tweens and teens to create a positive media experience,” said CPB SVP Debra Tica Sanchez.…
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New Study Finds Kids Who Spend More Time on Screens Have More Close Friends
Calling all public media stations! We're thrilled to announce a new funding opportunity for tween- & teen-focused initiatives (10-18). Learn more about the RFP, and join us for an info session on Mon11/8! cc: @CPBmedia @NETA_Tweets
CPB and Sesame Workshop partner for grant program to boost youth media… via @currentpubmedia
We're thrilled to announce an exciting new phase of our Next Gen Public Media project! Thanks to generous funding from @CPBmedia, we'll work w/public media stations to engage tweens and teens, featuring a new Accelerator program! #bywithforyouth #pubmedia
With CPB funding, the @CooneyCenter at Sesame Workshop today announced the new phase of the By/With/For Youth: Inspiring Next Gen #PubMedia Audiences initiative (Next Gen Public Media), working with stations to pilot local projects focused on youth 10-18.…
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This week! It's not too late to sign up for the launch of the forthcoming report from the Digital Futures Commission, Playful by Design - Thursday, Nov 4 at 4pm GMT/ 12pm ET. @Livingstone_S @mizuko @timrgill @sangeet @5RightsFound
This primer I wrote for @NASSP explains why games are crucial for teaching GenZs. I offer practical recommendations for how educators and school leaders can infuse the power of games in all aspects of school culture. #gbl #equity #sel #principals #esports
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So proud of this post! It highlights how librarians have stepped up to reach the under-connected+ during the pandemic. Thank you Phoebe Owens from @doglandpowerdog and @CooneyCenter! #Reflections_are_powerful #We_can_do_this #You_inspire…
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Knowing what audiences want has powered growth for PBS Digital Studios… via @currentpubmedia
We're very excited about the launch of the forthcoming report from the Digital Futures Commission, Playful by Design. Join the launch event on Thursday, Nov 4 at 4pm GMT/ 12pm ET. @Livingstone_S @mizuko @timrgill @sangeet @5RightsFound
50 years ago, 'The Electric Company' used comedy to boost kids' reading skills via @NPR
Kids need a strong individual and group identity, but racism hurts the healthy development of both. That's why we designed expert-driven resources to help you guide your child to be smarter, stronger, and kinder—and an upstander to racism: #ComingTogether
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Please join us tomorrow, Tues 10/26 for a discussion about learning at home and digital inequality, and how #publicmedia can help! W/ @vikki_katz @LisaGuernsey, @jkannunzio Debra Sanchez & Georgeann Herbert @MichLearning @CPBmedia @NewAmericaEd @PBSSoCal
Good morning & happy first day of #MediaLitWk! 🥳Today's theme is ACCESS. In#medialiteracyy, ACCESS is defined as how, when, where & how often people have access to the tools, technology & digital skills necessary to thrive. Learn more about ACCESS
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Faced with a bewildering array of new policy documents – guidance, codes, standards and proposed legislation – how can one work out what’s best, what’s feasible and what will advance children’s best interests? #DigitalFutures @Livingstone_S @MediaLSE
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Great job opportunity! We're looking for a Postdoc Scholar at the Connected Learning Lab to work on a project with a team of librarian partners. Final date to apply: Dec. 31 #ConnectedLearning #Postdoc
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Call for papers for Special Issue — Beyond Digital Youth: Understanding the Contexts and Consequences of Youth’s Digital Experiences…
Congrats to former Cooney Center Fellow @carlyshuler and the @hootreading team for raising $3M seed financing to fund the expansion of the 1-to-1 online tutoring platform. We're so thrilled to see your vision fly!
TODAY: #ARVR is no longer a tool for just tech enthusiasts & high-tech industries. ITIF & @XRAssociation host a conference on the crucial role of policy in AR/VR innovation.…
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Parents have turned to Facebook and Instagram to tell the world about their kids. “They need to be able to do that for their own psychological well-being,” says @jordosh. | By @ebaueri…
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#MediaLitWk is only one week away! ⌛ NOW is the perfect time to register for our kick-off event with the National #MediaLiteracy Alliance, to discuss the importance of #media literacy #education across disciplines and ages. Register here �
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Please join us Tues. 10/26 for a discussion about learning at home and digital inequality, and how #publicmedia can help! Featuring @vikki_katz @LisaGuernsey, @jkannunzio Debra Sanchez & Georgeann Herbert @MichLearning @CPBmedia @NewAmericaEd @PBSSoCal
Congrats to the '21 Promising Ventures Fellowship Cohort! We're thrilled to work with the 10 ventures in this year's class to take steps towards achieving ambitious growth & impact goals. @innatepromise @HarvardCenter @SesameWorkshop
Roblox, the Gaming Site, Wants to Grow Up Without Sacrificing Child Safety via @nytimes
Come and join us for the launch of our new #DigitalFutures report Playful by Design. Very excited to have a super panel featuring @sangeet, @timrgill, @mizuko and (of course) @Livingstone_S, 4th November. Sign up here:…
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The Universal Laptop Program Helping One State Narrow the Digital Divide #edtech via @EdSurge
The #ARVRPolicy Conference takes place this Thursday, 10/21! Sign up now:…
HX, or “human experience,” is an approach to talking about, engaging with, and designing technology in a way that is better aligned with our needs as people. It’s #OurHX and we can shape it how we want. Learn more #DigitalWellbeing
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During the pandemic, librarians found ways to engage their communities by leveraging analog technologies to deliver content. @superphoebe writes about how these new strategies can help reach beyond the #digitaldivide even after COVID-19 is behind us:
“A child rights impact assessment is an absolutely reasonable requirement to put on profitable companies,” said Livingstone. “It should be done well before you release a product, and it should be made public.”…
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How parents and educators can support healthy teen use of social media by @PaulDarvasi via @MindShiftKQED
Please join us Tues. 10/26 for a discussion about learning at home and digital inequality, and how #publicmedia can help! Featuring @vikki_katz, @LisaGuernsey, @jkannunzio, Debra Sanchez, & Georgeann Herbert @MichLearning @CPBmedia @NewAmericaEd
#ARVR SPEAKER ALERT: On Oct 21, @Ellysse_D talks to Raul Carvajal of @G4C, @BCurtisDavidson of @PEATWorks, @reallymdp of @CooneyCenter, & @IAmSusanPersky of @NIH about priorities for AR/VR Policy. Info about this panel & others:
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If Social Media Can Be Unsafe for Kids, What Happens in VR? via @FutureTenseNow
"We need to think about ways to develop social safety nets that will help those that are most vulnerable." Researchers share insights on #screentime, the digital learning gap, how youth are using digital resources to support their #mentalhealth, and more
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LEGO launches new digital safety content via @kidscreen
After a week of overstatements on social media & teens emanating from #FacebookFiles, we desperately needed the good sense from @anya1anya @vjrideout @candice_odgers… Also read @annecollier @jordosh @Amanda_Lenhart
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I am so pleased to have 🖊️ some thoughts about what it was like to work on the#digitaldividee & librarians/practitioners developing strategies to last beyond the pandemic for@CooneyCenterr 's blog!…7
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The #ARVRPolicy Conference from @ITIFdc & @XRAssociation is only 2 weeks away!! Absolutely thrilled to welcome speakers with a range of expertise for an afternoon of in-depth conversations on #AR #VR & and public policy:
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