Light powered by dirt, a portable water filtration and purification pack, an autonomous nurse assistant and a device to detect distracted driving are a few of the young inventors’ innovative humanitarian solutions to real world problems. WASHINGTON, DC – May 12, 2015 – ePals, a product of Cricket Media, and the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for […]
WASHINGTON, DC â€“ April 30th, 2015 –
Cricket Media, an education media company and global learning network, today announced their participation in the ConnectEd initiative, President Obamaâ€™s signature initiative focused on transforming teaching and learning through digital connectivity and content.
Receives recognition for all 13 magazines, with 11 receiving top honors WASHINGTON, DC – February 4, 2015 – Cricket Media, an education media company and global learning network, today announced that all 13 of its Cricket Media magazines were recognized in the 2015 Parents’ Choice award selection. The Parents’ Choice Awards recognize the top children’s […]
Washington, DC – February 4, 2015 – Cricket Media, an education media company and global learning network, today announced that all 13 of its Cricket Media magazines were recognized in the 2015 Parents’ Choice Award selection. The Parents’ Choice Awards recognize the top children’s magazines as voted upon by the Parents’ Choice Awards committee members who come from families across the country.
Washington, DC – January 16, 2015 – Calling all kid-inventors! The official opening of the SparkLab! Invent It Challenge on January 17 celebrates Kid Inventors’ Day, which acknowledges the important role children can have in innovation worldwide.
Kids and Adults in Different Locations Can Now Read Together
App To Feature Stories Drawn From Cricket Media’s Acclaimed Children’s Magazines
Including Babybug, Ladybug and Click
WASHINGTON, DC – Aug 28, 2014 – Cricket Media, an education media company and global learning network, today announced that Story Bug, an exciting new collaborative reading app for the iPad and iPhone, is now available on the App Store.
With Story Bug, sharing the experience of reading with loved ones is no longer limited to being in the same room together. The app, which seamlessly combines video chat with an interactive reader, allows young people and adults in different locations to socialize and bond while reading specially curated selections drawn from Cricket Media’s portfolio of acclaimed children’s magazines.
WASHINGTON, DC – July 21, 2014 – Cricket Media, an education media and social learning company, today announced a new broad content agreement with global education Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH). Under the deal, Cricket will supply HMH with content from across its portfolio of acclaimed children’s magazines and K-12 multimedia offerings for use throughout HMH’s comprehensive range of curriculum materials for grades of all levels around the world.
Newburgh Teen Wins Top Award, Patent Filing in Smithsonian-Cricket Media 2014 Global Kids Invention Challenge
14- year- old Arjun Dhawan invents object recognition device for the visually-impaired.
WASHINGTON, DC – June 17, 2014 – Wanting to make life better for the 285 million-plus visually-impaired people in the world today, Newburgh Castle High School ninth-grader Arjun Dhawan harnessed the power of 3D sensors, and auditory response software to create a device that allows blind and low-vision people to detect a range of ordinary objects in a room.
The Judges of the Smithsonian-Cricket Media Global Kids Invention Challenge agreed that the device was an innovative solution to an important real-world problem, awarding Dhawan Top Winner recognition and the coveted prize of a patent filing in his name for the life-enhancing device.
Local Ten-Year-Olds Named Top Winners in 2014 Smithsonian-Cricket Media Global Kids Invention Challenge
Westfield fifth-graders invent innovative Teacher Toolkit to automate classroom seating and reduce “accidental favoritism.”
WASHINGTON, DC – June 17, 2014 – Addressing their classmates’ complaints about rarely being called on by the teacher or having to sit with the same people the whole school year, Franklin Elementary School students, Alex Keri and Owen Mason, created a program to help teachers more systemically determine seating patterns and ensure all kids get their chance to answer in class. Marketing their invention as a solution “for all your random problems,” the team used the Scratch programming tool to generate random number seating charts and “student pickers.”
Judges of the Smithsonian-Cricket Media Global Kids Invention Challenge were impressed by the team’s practical solution to a common classroom problem, naming their invention a 2014 Top Winner in this year’s Challenge.
Local Eleven-Year-Olds Named Top Winners in Smithsonian-Cricket Media 2014 Global Kids Invention Challenge
Fairfax County Public School sixth-graders Johnny Pesavento and Kiran Singh invent innovative school bus tracker system, plan GPS-enabled app for broader market.
WASHINGTON, DC – June 17, 2014 – Knowing that student safety is an ongoing major concern for parents and schools, Mosby Woods Elementary School students Johnny Pesavento and Kiran Singh harnessed Google Maps and the free website creation tool, weebly.com, to craft a school bus tracking program to help the adults in their district sleep better at night. “We wanted to make an invention that let parents, kids and school staff know approximately where each Mosby Woods bus is at any given time,” say the boys.
Judges of the Smithsonian-Cricket Media Global Kids Invention Challenge were impressed by the 11-year-olds’ solution to an important real-world problem, naming their invention a 2014 Top Winner in this year’s Challenge. The young inventors also won a summer Camp Invention scholarship from one of the Challenge’s sponsors.