Lisa Guernsey and Michael H. Levine will be speaking at the “Dust or Magic” Highlights Foundation retreat in Boyds Mills, Pennsylvania April 24 – 26, 2016. During the 3-day retreat participants review the latest in children’s digital products from the recent Bologna Children’s Book Fair, with live demos and in-depth discussions of the products that won the 2016 BolognaRagazzi digital prize. The digital products that will be reviewed have an emphasis on language, children’s literacy, and digital storytelling.
Last month, New America and the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop released Integrating Technology in Early Literacy, an interactive map showing more than 30 parenting and early education programs across the country that are embedding new technologies in their efforts to support language development and early literacy.
Last month, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center and New America released a report of our recent market scan and content analysis of language- and literacy-focused apps for young children. The report, titled Getting a Read on the App Stores, presented our key findings regarding the characteristics in the apps’ in-store descriptions as well as various features within their actual content.
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.
Numerous organizations and educators are developing affordable tools that have the potential to combat summer learning loss in nontraditional ways.