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How Can Emerging Media Help Children Learn?

So what good is new and emerging media, if we can’t learn from it? There are now programs in place that enable your children to learn a great deal from the internet. There are many, many sites that boast educational information. In my studies this past week, I have found that PBSKids.com is exceptional at teaching children.

I have always been on the fence about educational television, but I believe that the shows on PBS Kids, are actually educational and that children will benefit from them. They should also supplement this education with the PBS Kids website. The site shows clips from shows and has a TON of educational games and lessons.

Parents should also take advantage of the Joan Ganz Coony Center. Joan Ganz Coony is the inventor of Sesame Street! Now her center is “devoted to accelerating children’s learning in a rapidly changing world.” The center asks, “How can emerging media help children learn?” If you have children, please check out The Joan Ganz Coony Center.

President Obama is also asking how can emerging media help children learn. He has created the Educate to Innovate campaign. The campaign is designed to improve the participation and test scores in the STEM areas- (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). He has also created, in partnership with the Joan Ganz Coony Center, the National STEM video game design competition. They want to harness the excitement and education potential of video games to advance children’s learning.

Please check out the video of President Obama announcing his Educate to Innovate campaign, to learn more.

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