What We Know About Families’ Use of Educational Media

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Screen Shot 2014-04-15 at 6.03.27 PMAsk any parent about their children’s media use, and most will tell you they’re interested in media that help their kids learn. But what are parents’ experiences with their children’s use of educational media? In the edWeb.net Digital Citizenship community’s latest webinar, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center shared the results from Learning at Home: Families’ Educational Media Use in America, a report from a national survey of over 1500 parents of children ages 2-10.  Attendees heard how children and parents use media together, overall and by platform, and also how parents’ media use with their children changes as they get older.  Presenters, Vicky Rideout, an Independent Researcher, and Michael Levine, PhD, Founding Director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center discussed the report’s findings.  They answered questions regarding which subjects do parents feel their children are learning the most about from media and which platforms they perceive as being most effective.  Additionally, they discussed some of the obstacles to greater use of educational media, and childrens’ reading behaviors both online and with electronic reading devices.  View the webinar to learn how you can help support parents in their use of educational media with children, harnessing the potential of media as digital citizens.

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Digital Citizenship is a professional learning community (PLC) that provides ideas and discussions about how to help kids be safe, responsible, and respectful participants in a digital world.  This community will help you stay connected, share ideas, and get support from colleagues on issues such as: cyberbullying, privacy, digital footprints, copyright and plagiarism, information literacy, and Internet safety.  This program is co-hosted by edWeb.net and Common Sense Media.

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