Technology’s Child: Making the Complex More Concrete for Research on Kids and Tech

I’ve been researching technology’s role in child development for nearly twenty years. For most of that time, whenever a non-researcher asked me for the verdict […]

The Power of Participatory Projects: Public Media and Gen Z

New research from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center shows the power of involving young people in community organizations as partners, not just beneficiaries. Gen Z […]

Mobilizing Teen-Centered Research Findings for Teen-Oriented Storytelling

The first and second authors of this blog post were teens in the the middle 2010s and the early 2000s, respectively. We experienced a media […]

Call for Proposals Now Open for the Sixth Annual Connected Learning Summit

Call for proposals now open for the sixth annual Connected Learning Summit, which will run entirely online from October 26 to 28, 2023. Submissions open: […]

Code for What?

Educators are urged to teach “computer science for all!” In our new book, based on ten years of work at YR Media, we respond with […]

ConnectedLib Toolkit 2.0: Bringing Connected Learning to Small and Rural Libraries

For the last seven years, I’ve been working with a talented and committed group of researchers and library practitioners on the ConnectedLib Project, a research-practice […]

Performing Mathematics Through Crafting: A Workshop From A Constructionist Approach

Fiber craft textiles have played an important role in the development of technology and the advancement of STEM areas. Crochet contributed to the transformation of […]

Building Relationships, Building Projects: Engaging Families in Joyful, Creative, and Caring Experiences in Computing

Earlier this summer, our Creative Communities research group at the University of Colorado Boulder launched “A Facilitators’ Guide to Family Creative Learning, the ScratchJr Edition”. […]

There’s An App For That? Tackling Teen Mental Health With Digital Solutions

  Emily was feeling stressed – her day was not going well. She’d bombed her math test and had a fight with her mom over […]

Getting Over Privacy: Surveillance Studies and Edtech

Writing for this blog in 2013, Dr. John Jones warned, “[D]igital technologies are increasingly important not just to learning, but to all facets of students’ […]

Harnessing Video Games to Cultivate Social and Emotional Learning

In the book, How Games Move Us: Emotion by Design, scholar Katherine Isbister observed that because of player agency, “games have an additional palette of […]

Catch What You Missed, Get Inspired, and Dive Into Connected Learning Projects with Videos from the 2022 Connected Learning Summit

The 2022 Connected Learning Summit, held virtually, engaged over 300 participants in interactive discussions about research, design, and practice, as well as hands-on workshops and […]

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