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Define "Educational"

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Is "Minecraft" educational? The experts say yes, but most parents say no. The definition of "educational" may be just one factor influencing the results of a major survey on children's use of educational media at home.

"Learning at Home: Families' Educational Media Use in America," by Victoria Rideout, published by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, reports findings from the survey and was the subject of discussion at a recent meeting of education and media professionals in New York City. CCT's director, Shelley Pasnik, attended, and is quoted in an edSurge article about reaction to the report. Read the article here.