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Untangling New Technologies for Children - Fred Rogers Center - Blog

Untangling New Technologies for Children - Fred Rogers Center - Blog | 102nd Place | Scoop.it

When you throw a rock into a pond, the ripples go outward in a circle. They expand at the same rate in all directions, until the wake hits something that alters the geometry.

 

Now, imagine that a child turning on a screen-media device is that stone plopping into the water, and the effects or outcomes of that act are the emanating waves. Here, the pattern is crazily fractured—going out at different speeds, changing directions, overlapping itself, bouncing off some unseen force.

 

This was the image that formed in my mind during the New America Foundation’s research roundtable: “Digital Media and Early Learning: What We Know and What We Need to Learn,” on October 15th.


Via Carisa Kluver
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My concern is that young children become increasingly frustrated with having to compete with mobile devices for the attention of their parents. What type of adult will they in turn become?

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:21 PM

Excellent piece from David Kleeman ...

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The Psychology of Color in Marketing and Branding

The psychology of color will forever be a fascinating topic. Why, then, does writing on “color psychology” feel so shallow?
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Interesting discussion on color perception - might be helpful when designing your book covers.
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Why Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels

Why Women Are Writing the Best Crime Novels | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
They don’t seem to believe in heroes as much as their male counterparts, which in some ways makes their storytelling a better fit for the times.
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Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years

Free: Download 5.3 Million Images from Books Published Over Last 500 Years | 102nd Place | Scoop.it


Back in 2014, we brought to your attention an image archive rivaling the largest of its kind on the web: the Internet Archive Book Images collection at Flickr.
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When you need a unique image for your content.
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How Sitting Is Killing Us

How Sitting Is Killing Us | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
We spend most of our days on our behinds, and that's taking a toll on everything from our health to our mood and creativity
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As writers we tend to sit A LOT! Better take note.
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Girls outscore boys on inaugural national test of technology, engineering skills

Girls outscore boys on inaugural national test of technology, engineering skills | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
So why are girls so underrepresented in STEM fields?
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Congratulations girls!
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New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development : The Booklist Reader

New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development : The Booklist Reader | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Do you include Audiobooks on your Ss Summer Reading List? New Research: https://t.co/9RyUewuksn #teachers #Literacy #reading #edchat
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Great insight on the use of audio books for literacy.

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15 Instagram Book Marketing Ideas from Publishers

15 Instagram Book Marketing Ideas from Publishers | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Need ideas for what to post to Instagram? See how publishers are using Instagram to build their books' brands and reach new readers.
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Great ways to market your book using social media.
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What It's Really Like To Self-Publish Your First Book

The highs and lows of self-publishing your first book. http://www.christelprice.com.
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This is a cute video of what every first time author experiences. We are the rule.

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Beloved 4-Year-Old Photographer Is Now 5 Years Old And Publishing A Book

Famed 4-year-old photographer is now 5 years old and publishing a book http://t.co/AAMbxe88vR http://t.co/guSOHrFfbq
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Very cool! Start 'em young.

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Schools urged to sign up for free books from local publisher - Leicester Mercury

Schools urged to sign up for free books from local publisher - Leicester Mercury | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Schools have partnered with a local children's book publisher in an initiative to promote literacy and a love of reading to school-aged children across Leicestershire. So far, more than 30 schools...
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What a wonderful gift to those children. Maybe all publishers should have similar programs. 

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Publishing a Book? 10 Questions a Publisher Will Ask You

Publishing a Book? 10 Questions a Publisher Will Ask You | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
I've compiled a list of the top 10 questions a publisher will ask you after over 30 years of writing and over 60 books published.
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A must for putting together a great book proposal.

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How the Tiny Graywolf Press Became a Big Player in Book Publishing - Slate Magazine (blog)

How the Tiny Graywolf Press Became a Big Player in Book Publishing - Slate Magazine (blog) | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
This article originally appeared in New York magazine. Before she won multiple awards and wrote one of the Times Book Review’s top-ten books of 2014, the young poet Eula Biss tried to sell a book of essays to major publishing houses.
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One more win for the little guy and another example of "people buy your why."

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3 Techniques for Teaching Digital Literacy

3 Techniques for Teaching Digital Literacy | 102nd Place | Scoop.it

“Twenty-five years ago, the term “literacy” was synonymous with the printed word. Today, that definition has evolved and being literate necessitates more than simply interacting with text. We must be digitally literate, too.”


Via Becky Roehrs, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD, Dean J. Fusto
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Understanding the printed word was hard enough when I was in school. Now our children need to be digitally literate as well.

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You May Soon Binge Books Just Like You Binge Netflix

You May Soon Binge Books Just Like You Binge Netflix | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Books can't match the comparatively rollicking pace of television; to remedy that, one publisher is taking a hint from Victorian novels.
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I've always been a binge reader - waiting til multiple books in the series were available before starting. How about you?
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The Science of the Story

The Science of the Story | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
We know in our gut when we’re hearing a good story—and research is starting to explain why.
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Love it when science and fiction come together.
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Why Successful People Take 10 Years to 'Succeed Overnight'

Why Successful People Take 10 Years to 'Succeed Overnight' | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
There's a reason why this 10-years-to-overnight-success pattern shows up over and over. And it's not just about working hard.
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15 Secrets To Writing A Successful Novel As Told By Children's Book Authors

15 Secrets To Writing A Successful Novel As Told By Children's Book Authors | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
"Don't quit."..
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Always good to know successful writers face the same issues. 
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The Future of Libraries Is Bigger Than Books

The Future of Libraries Is Bigger Than Books | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Modern libraries are essential in underserved communities as places where everyone is welcome to gather, work, borrow materials, or just spend time.
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I don't know what I'd do without my local library. I could never afford to buy or store all the great books I want to read. 
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Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away | Simon Jenkins

Books are back. Only the technodazzled thought they would go away | Simon Jenkins | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
The hysterical cheerleaders of the e-book failed to account for human experience, and publishers blindly followed suit. But the novelty has worn off
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Glad to see the statistics support what I was feeling all along. 
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6 Truths About Technology in Education - A.J. Juliani

6 Truths About Technology in Education - A.J. Juliani | 102nd Place | Scoop.it

Technology plays an interesting role in student ownership. That device in their pocket has all the information in the world. It can connect them to anyone, allow for collaboration, and be used for a variety of innovative purposes. As teachers, we have to embrace the notion that technology can open up a world of learning opportunities, and then give our students the chance to own those opportunities.

 


Via Nik Peachey, Elizabeth E Charles
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Great article about the role technology plays in aiding literacy in the classroom.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 11, 2015 5:03 AM

Some strong arguments based on learner autonomy.

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Although education and schooling are for the benefit of the learner, it also maintains an orderly advancement of the social structure and it is part of preserving what is good for both individuals and society. The word educate means to lead children to adulthood. What that means has both personal and communal implications.

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Louisville student sues author, IBJ publishing unit over book - Indianapolis Business Journal

Louisville student sues author, IBJ publishing unit over book - Indianapolis Business Journal | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Indianapolis-based IBJ Book Publishing LLC and author Katina Powell have been sued by a University of Louisville student who claims her career prospects have been damaged by Powell’s book, which alleges she supplied strippers and prostitutes to...
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Not sure I agree with the reasoning behind this suit. What do you think? Justified or not?

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Packers Great Jerry Kramer's Son Publishing Packers Photo Book - PR Newswire (press release)

GREEN BAY, Wis., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Packers Great Jerry Kramer's Son Publishing Packers Photo Book.
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This will make the Packers fans in my family very happy!

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How a children's book publisher hopes to reach more of India's 200 million ... - Scroll.in

How a children's book publisher hopes to reach more of India's 200 million ... - Scroll.in | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Pratham Books’ new open-source platform is a huge step to creating more young readers.
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An open source library for young readers - I love it!

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Sharing picture books with kids can make them smarter and more attentive - Times LIVE

Sharing picture books with kids can make them smarter and more attentive - Times LIVE | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
Latest news from South Africa, World, Politics, Entertainment and Lifestyle. The home of The Times and Sunday Times newspaper.

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No surprises in this study. We just need to make the time to interact.

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Students Abuzz Over Reading With Lockers Painted as Books

Students Abuzz Over Reading With Lockers Painted as Books | 102nd Place | Scoop.it
When students returned to Biloxi Junior High School this month, the buzz was not just about their summer vacations but about reading and books, and it is all thanks to two teachers.
Elizabeth Williams and Stacey Butera, eighth-grade English language arts (ELA) teachers at the Biloxi, Mississippi,...

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Congratulations to these creative teachers who found a unique way to engage their students with reading.

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