News

Let's Help Curious Kids Learn Science
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Naomi Hupert, senior research scientist at EDC, writes in Education Week about the role parents and caregivers can play in helping young children learn science.

Learning Sciences and Learning Apps
Monday, June 18, 2018

The Next Generation Preschool Math team has just published an article in the International Journal of Designs for Learning on using learning sciences to inform app design.

STEM for All Showcase Videos Receive Recognition
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Two of our entries in the 2018 NSF STEM Video Showcase have been named as Facilitators' Choice presentations.

Survey: Parents Want to Help Young Children Learn Science
Thursday, March 8, 2018

EDC Vice President Shelley Pasnik has published a description of our latest research about young children's science learning in the Washington Post "Answer Sheet."

New Research: Early Science Learning is Critical
Thursday, March 1, 2018

A new report on an innovative study of parents and the educational activities they do with their children finds that half of parents do not feel very confident when it comes to supporting thier children's science learning.

Connected Science Learning & Urban Environmental Science
Monday, January 22, 2018

The National Science Teachers Association journal Connected Science Learning has published a research brief about our Plum Rx study of urban families and environmental science learning.

5,500 and Climbing
Friday, December 22, 2017

The most-viewed DRK-12 video in this year's CADRE Video Showcase was produced by our Math for All project.

Finding Their Way to Spatial Skills
Thursday, November 9, 2017

Our research on tablet apps to help young children develop spatial skills is featured in a new blog post on the Global Family Research Project website.

Growing Plants—and Minds—in Preschool
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Researchers from the Next Generation Preschool Science project have just published an article in the NSTA journal Science and Children.

New Report on the State of Cyberlearning
Monday, October 2, 2017

EDC researchers and colleagues from the Center for Innovative Research in Cyberlearning (CIRCL) have released a new report on six emerging design themes from NSF-funded projects.

Robin Hood Announces First Three Grants
Thursday, September 21, 2017

CCT will receive one of the first-ever grants from the Robin Hood Learning+Technology Fund.

New York Teachers Join Games in Education Satellite Sessions
Monday, August 7, 2017

CCT researchers presented two workshops on effective use of digital games and gameplay data at the annual Games in Education Symposium.

Preschoolers, Monkeys, Computers, and TV
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

An article on EdSurge.com describes an EDC project to use an animated TV program to teach computational thinking skills to preschoolers.

ISTE, BSCS, and CCT All Over
Friday, June 23, 2017

This week, we're presenting our work at three diverse conferences across the US.

RTL Q&A
Thursday, April 20, 2017

In an interview published today by New America, CCT director Shelley Pasnik discusses the Ready To Learn Initiative and a wide range of related edtech subjects.

Monkeying Around with the NYT
Thursday, April 6, 2017

In an article on teaching computational thinking, the New York Times gives a shout-out to our project for preschoolers.

CCT on CLT
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Dr. Jim Diamond has contributed a chapter to a new book on culture, learning, and technology (CLT).

NSF Supports the Youngest Scientists
Friday, February 17, 2017

The National Science Foundation will fund new initiatives by CCT and WGBH to help 3- to 5-year-olds develop science and computational thinking skills.

8 New Directions for EdMedia Producers
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CCT and SRI Education have issued a new summary of eight ways in which educational media producers can foster school readiness and success for young children.

Engaging Preschoolers in STEM at ECSTEM
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

CCT research scientist Naomi Hupert will present a workshop this week at the Early Childhood STEM Conference.