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5 Tips for Keeping Kids Engaged
Tuesday, March 24, 2020

CCT researcher Deborah Rosenfeld believes that staying home with children can be an opportunity to build good family memories.

Using Tech to Support Learning at Home
Friday, March 20, 2020

CCT researchers, led by Shelley Pasnik, have created sets of easy-to-follow guidelines for parents to help them use educational technology at home.

Computational Thinkiing—and Math—and Preschoolers
Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Our latest article in the Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education reports on how young children and their teachers interact with computational thinking activities.

What to Look for When You're Looking for EdTech
Thursday, February 6, 2020

In this EdSurge article, CCT experts Megan Silander and Naomi Hupert share research-based steps to help select edtech products that match student needs and learning goals.

Kids, Screen Time, and STEM
Monday, January 27, 2020

CCT Director Shelley Pasnik shares four key takeaways from our research on digital resources and early childhood learning in an article for The 74.

What the Tech
Tuesday, December 17, 2019

CCT researchers Naomi Hupert and Megan Silander discuss whether technology can help kids make sense of their world in a new post on EDC's innovations blog.

Celebrating Computer Science Education Week
Thursday, December 12, 2019

CCT researcher Heather Sherwood has written a new blog post as part of EDC's observence of CSEd Week.

Digital Media and Early Science Learning
Thursday, November 7, 2019

Our new report, Early Science and Engineering: The Impact of The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That! on Learning, shows that digital media can help children from under-resourced communities learn real-life science.

Tools in Print, Tools Online
Monday, September 16, 2019

The September issue of NAEYC's Young Children included a copy of our "Integrating Technology into Early Learning" resource.

A Checklist for Early Childhood Educators
Friday, August 30, 2019

Shelley Pasnik and Naomi Hupert are the authors of a new article in the magazine Teaching Young Children.

Taking a PEEP at Preschool Science
Monday, August 12, 2019

Family science apps are the topic of a new blog post by Michelle Cerrone and Megan Silander.

Helping Parents Inspire Preschool Scientists
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Shelley Pasnik is the featured expert in a special episode of the Web series iQ:smartparent.

Tips on Engaging Media to Encourage Exploration
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Megan Silander is co-author of the article "Using Media to Engage Families in Science" on the Global Family Research Project blog.

Building Better PreK Classroom Resources
Friday, June 7, 2019

CCT research associate Heather Sherwood writes about the use of digital devices and media resources with very young children in a new post on the Erikson Institute blog.

Making Projects, Making Relationships with IDEAS
Friday, May 17, 2019

Findings from our study that introduced inventing, designing, and enginering "maker" projects to middle-school students on the autism spectrum—and to those who were not—are described in a new article in Connected Science Learning.

Go Outside and Play—and Learn Science
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

A new article in the Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership reports findings from our study of ways to support children’s active, outdoor environmental science learning through the use of digital resources and hands-on activities.

Hi-Tech Preschool Science for Low-Income Families
Friday, May 3, 2019

The PEEP Family Science digital apps help preschool children learn science at home, say researchers Megan Silander and Gay Mohrbacher in a new post on the Joan Ganz Cooney Center blog.

Is Too Much Ever Enough?
Friday, April 12, 2019

CCT Director Shelley Pasnik was interviewed by Reuters for an article on new streaming services aimed at children.

New Tools Support Preschool Learning
Wednesday, April 10, 2019

We've just released a set of new resources for preschool teachers to help integrate technology into their classrooms while supporting bilingual learners.

There's No Place Like Home—for Preschool Science
Friday, December 14, 2018

A new article in American Educator draws on findings from a national survey about young children and science.