Overview

Technology is changing the ways that families interact, learn, and manage their lives.

The educational uses of media connect learning across space and time for the entire family.

Global Family Research Project

● Documents how educators, librarians, and other professionals help children and youth become media literate and use the Internet to collaborate, communicate, and gain other 21st-century skills.

● Ensures that family engagement is integrated into digitally based learning initiatives.

● Participates in special-interest forums that deepen the understanding of digital technology in the lives of children and families, and shape the directions for research, policy, and practice.

Featured Resources

Moving from Communication to Engagement: Unlocking the Potential of Underserved, Diverse Families
Jul 17
Blog

Digital Media Family Engagement

Moving from Communication to Engagement: Unlocking the Potential of Underserved, Diverse Families

Learn how TalkingPoints, an educational technology nonprofit, is using AI as a strategic innovation for family engagement

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Using Media to Engage Families in Science
Jul 16
Blog

Digital Media Family Engagement Research

Using Media to Engage Families in Science

EDC explores how media are an effective way to motivate families with young children to do science together. 

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Four Takeaways from STEM Programs That Empower Families
Sep 4
Blog

Family Engagement Digital Media Capacity Building

Four Takeaways from STEM Programs That Empower Families

STEM Next Opportunity Fund offers four promising practices for engaging caregivers in STEM in a variety of settings, including schools, libraries, public housing, community centers, and museums.  

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Finding Their Way: Family Engagement with Digital Math Activities Helps Children Develop Spatial Skills
Nov 9
Blog

Digital Media Early Childhood Education

Finding Their Way: Family Engagement with Digital Math Activities Helps Children Develop Spatial Skills

Heather Sherwood and Ashley Lewis Presser of the Education Development Center describe ways families can build children’s spatial skills as part of their mathematical thinking. 

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