Posted August 23, 2015

Why We Wrote “Tap, Click, Read”

This book is not about championing technology, nor is it about avoiding it. We envision a future that is human-powered first and tech-assisted second. We see it as a "third way," an approach driven by the urgent need for all children and parents to have access to the same 21st-century literacy opportunities already at the fingertips of today’s affluent families.

Posted August 15, 2015

Articles from the Seeding Reading Series (2014-15)

More than 20 articles on how technology intersects with early literacy, published in 2014-15 as part of a blog series by New America & JGCC.

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Posted June 25, 2015

A New Framework to Identify Educational Apps

A new framework on identifying educational apps uses lessons from the science of Learning.

Integrating Technology in Early Literacy (InTEL) Map
Posted June 15, 2015

A Map in Progress: Integrating Technology in Early Literacy

New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop have launched an interactive map showing innovations in early literacy and parent engagement across the country.

Posted July 11, 2014

Parent Voices: Doubts, Then Excitement on Texts to Promote Literacy

At first, Chicago parent Alexiss Evans wasn’t convinced that texts are a good way to receive parenting information. Participating in the program changed her mind.


Q-and-A with Alexis Lauricella on Parenting Texts and Early Literacy

A Q-and-A with Alexis Lauricella about a study of a text-messaging program called Parent University, administered in partnership with Chicago’s Ounce of Prevention Fund. In this post, Barbara Ray interviews Lauricella to glean insights into what worked

Posted June 11, 2014

Summer Learning: Meeting Children Where They Are

Numerous organizations and educators are developing affordable tools that have the potential to combat summer learning loss in nontraditional ways.


Introduction to Our Research and Writing Project

Today’s children are surrounded by digital media of all kinds. How will they ever learn to read?