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Posted October 3, 2016

Announcing a Tap, Click, Read Toolkit to Promote Early Literacy in a World of Screens

Download new materials designed to help educators and other leaders put insights into practice, helping children learn to read in a digital age.


Posted April 5, 2016

Tap, Click, Read at the CoSN 2016 Annual Conference

Michael and Lisa will be talking about Tap, Click, Read at the CoSN 2016 Annual Conference being held April 4 -7, 2016 at the Washington Hilton in Washington, DC. Their session will take place on April 5, 2016 from 9:15 am to 10:15 am on the main stage of the Columbia Ballroom.    


Posted March 13, 2016

2016 SXSW Interactive Festival

Lisa Guernsey will be a panelist at the “Screen Time, Real Talk” session on March 13, 2016 at the SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas. In this session the panel will discuss how screen time should be addressed in the modern age, including the impact technology has in children’s literacy.  


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Posted November 6, 2015

“Tap, Click, Read” co-author Lisa Guernsey on “The Diane Rehm Show”

On Thursday, November 5, Lisa Guernsey, co-author of “Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screens,” appeared on the NPR program, The Diane Rehm Show as part of a panel on teens, toddlers and mobile devices. Guernsey discussed how educators and parents can help children develop literacy skills with the use of mobile devices and screen time.


Photo by Hannah Cutler, The Governance LabPhoto by Hannah Cutler, The Governance Lab
Posted September 24, 2015

Mapping the Landscape of Readialand: Michael Levine at The Governance Lab

This post was written by The GovLab and originally appeared on the Joan Ganz Cooney Center website in July 2015. Televisions, touchscreens, and smartphones are now almost ubiquitous in homes. Many young children are watching, listening to, or interacting with two to three hours of screen media per day. In a recent installment of the Ideas Lunch series at the Governance Lab, a Brooklyn-based action research lab focused on the use of new technology to govern better, the Cooney Center’s Michael Levine explained that rather than portending the death of reading, devices, apps, and tools can help children learn by fostering a conversation with kids about what they are seeing. In his talk, Levine discussed his new book Tap, Click, Read: Growing Readers in a World of Screen (and other Cooney Center publications), in which he and co-author Lisa Guernsey of New America lay out the contours and landscape of what they call “Readialand,” a place where adults have the...Read More >