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South Dakota Honors "21st Century School Libraries" - The Digital Shift

South Dakota Honors "21st Century School Libraries" - The Digital Shift | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
The South Dakota State Library launched a new program this fall, the 21st Century School Library Award, to honor the work of 20 school libraries who are best representing 21st-century principles.

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Jean Moulton, TL at Watertown (SD) High School, wins 21st Century School Library Award from the South Dakota State Library (SDSL) #digitalshift

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Amazon Claims $9.99 E-books Create 'Bigger Pie' | Publishers Weekly

Amazon Claims $9.99 E-books Create 'Bigger Pie' | Publishers Weekly | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it

Amazon claims a key objective in its ongoing dispute with Hachette is to keep e-book prices low and competitive with other other media.

 

Amazon contends that keeping e-books priced at $9.99 or less can increase e-book sales by as much as 16%. Lower prices attract a larger audience—Amazon says the $9.99 price point can increase the size of author’s readership by as much as 74%—raising the payout for itself, the publisher and lifting royalty payments to authors.


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Financial Times Switching Off iOS App

Financial Times Switching Off iOS App | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it

"The Financial Times is preparing to kill off its iPad and iPhone app for good, signalling its final conversion from executable-app to web-app publishing. The news publisher launched a HTML5 web app and pulled its iOS app off iTunes Store in mid-2011 but left the iOS version usable by subscribers with it already installed."

"Now, however, the FT will render the iOS app unusable by its remaining users over the next month, as it completes its HTML5 migration.

It is taking the step because only a relative handful of users remain and because it can no longer continue to maintain features inside the app."


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How Publishers Can Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Technology

How Publishers Can Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Technology | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
Progress surrounds us. We land rovers on distant planets. Satellites and wires that we will never see or touch allow us to connect with anyone anywhere. And we can read great literature on our phones—or play with pigs in space.

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No More Adventures in Wonderland

No More Adventures in Wonderland | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
Children today get an unprecedented dose of adult reality in their books, sometimes without the redemptive beauty, cathartic humor and healing magic of an earlier time. (Is modern #children's #literature more violent or darker than it's ever been?

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I don't know if I agree with this. What do you think?

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Science supports theory reading makes us better human beings

Science supports theory reading makes us better human beings | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it

Does reading fiction make you a better, less self-absorbed person? Finally, science has given its approval to one of the literary world's most cherished ideas about the value of literature. Even though the study only measured short-term benefits, it was taken to stand for a wider truth about the morally improving effects of the stuff, the notion that it makes you a better, more empathic person.


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7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education - TeachThought

7 Pillars Of Digital Leadership In Education - TeachThought | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it

"As schools change leadership must as well.

 

With society becoming more and more reliant on technology it is incumbent upon leaders to harness the power of digital technologies in order to create school cultures that are transparent, relevant, meaningful, engaging, and inspiring. In order to set the stage for increasing achievement and to establish a greater sense of community pride for the work being done in our schools, we must begin to change the way we lead. To do this, leaders must understand the origins of fear and misconceptions that often surround the use of technology such as social media and mobile devices."


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Global teaching and learning. Something we feel that is very important and we are doing our bit to encorage!

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Цифровые технологии в школе

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Choosing the best tablet for kids - Gizmag

Choosing the best tablet for kids - Gizmag | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
Choosing the best tablet for kids
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Because it's from LeapFrog, the Ultra runs its easily managed operating system, and is compatible with more than 800 educator-approved games, eBooks, apps and videos.
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Murder themes rampant in children's classic books - Deccan Chronicle

Murder themes rampant in children's classic books - Deccan Chronicle | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
Murder themes rampant in children's classic books
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If you thought that modern children's books are too violent for their young readers, try re-reading classic books for kids from the past.
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Number of publishers forced out of business shows sharp increase - Financial Times

Number of publishers forced out of business shows sharp increase - Financial Times | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
Number of publishers forced out of business shows sharp increase
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Most of the insolvencies were small businesses – including Evans Brothers Limited, the company that first published books by children's writer Enid Blyton.
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Children’s Digital Publishing Becomes Greater Industry Focus | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News

Children’s Digital Publishing Becomes Greater Industry Focus | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it

When ebooks and dedicated e-reading devices first grew in popularity, a sizeable section of the digital reading public felt that children’s books didn’t lend themselves well to ebooks. Aside from the concerns over handing a young reader an expensive device, some likened the reading experience as being too close to other forms of electronic entertainment for children. Others held onto the nostalgia associated with sharing a hardbound children’s book with their kids, contending that ebooks were digitized for portability and convenience, not for the experience of reading or learning to read, as the case may be.

 

But new studies have shown that children’s ebook sales are on the rise ...

 


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Children's Book App Authors Join Forces to Strengthen the Industry - Digital Book World

Children's Book App Authors Join Forces to Strengthen the Industry - Digital Book World | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
Children's Book App Authors Join Forces to Strengthen the Industry Digital Book World Book App Alliance logo Karen Robertson, president of The Book App Alliance and author of the award-winning Treasure Kai book app series for children says, “I...
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'Great children's books of the last 100 years' selected by New York Public Library - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com

'Great children's books of the last 100 years' selected by New York Public Library - The Star-Ledger - NJ.com | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
'Great children's books of the last 100 years' selected by New York Public Library The Star-Ledger - NJ.com NEW YORK -- Beloved authors Judy Blume and Eric Carle helped the New York Public Library celebrate children's literature last week as the...
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Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out?

Is Education as We Know it On its Way Out? | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
Unless you're an educator, you probably haven't heard predictions by thought leaders that the traditional school system is on its way out. More surprisingly, these predictions are being borne out by experiments where new learning models are being tri...

 

A MUST READ!!!

 


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Perhaps School as we know is on the way out, but education and School are not interchangeable words although they are used that way frequently. Actually, School as we know it should have been on the way out a long time ago. With the current reformers who propose change that does not change the structure, it is not happening soon.

 

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Motorola shows off electronic tattoo and authentication pill

Motorola shows off electronic tattoo and authentication pill | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it

Google-owned Motorola has some big plans for replacing your online and device passwords that include taking a pill every morning and wearing a tattoo on your arm. The two experimental prototypes were showcased during the D11 technology conference by Motorola’s head of advanced technology and projects group, Regina Dugan. Both concepts are meant as alternatives to using passwords, passcodes, picture passwords, and two-factor authentication as a means to access your smartphone, tablet, car, and even your front door.


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Speed Dating with Books! | The Daring Librarian

Speed Dating with Books! | The Daring Librarian | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it

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It was only a matter of time

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South Dakota Honors "21st Century School Libraries" - The Digital Shift

South Dakota Honors "21st Century School Libraries" - The Digital Shift | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
The South Dakota State Library launched a new program this fall, the 21st Century School Library Award, to honor the work of 20 school libraries who are best representing 21st-century principles.

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Jean Moulton, TL at Watertown (SD) High School, wins 21st Century School Library Award from the South Dakota State Library (SDSL) #digitalshift

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'The World Of Finse' Children's Books Launched At Highclere Castle -- LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

'The World Of Finse' Children's Books Launched At Highclere Castle -- LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 'The World Of Finse' Children's Books Launched At Highclere Castle. The New Series Follows a Yellow Labrador Named Finse and Her Adventures Around the World.
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Protecting Children's Reading in the Digital Age - Huffington Post UK

Protecting Children's Reading in the Digital Age - Huffington Post UK | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
Protecting Children's Reading in the Digital Age
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To date, children's e-reading has been less successful than adults. In 2012 4.5% of children's books sold were eBooks, compared to 18% for adults'.
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Eason strikes new deal with biggest rival to Amazon's Kindle - Irish Independent

Eason strikes new deal with biggest rival to Amazon's Kindle - Irish Independent | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
Irish Independent Eason strikes new deal with biggest rival to Amazon's Kindle Irish Independent "We think that people love visiting bookstores and this is why people are buying Kobo ebooks." Despite this clever marketing strategy, there are still...
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250 Children's Books and Counting: A Conversation with Tomie dePaola

250 Children's Books and Counting: A Conversation with Tomie dePaola | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
In 2015 Tomie dePaola will celebrate his 50th year in publishing and his 40th writing and illustrating his award-winning tales of Strega Nona. (It's Picture Book Month! Look for Rebecca on November 22nd!
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Are these the best 100 children's books ever written ... - The Guardian

Are these the best 100 children's books ever written ... - The Guardian | Children's and young adults books | Scoop.it
Reading charity Booktrust's list, published for Children's Book Week, strikes a good balance between the cosily classic and red-hot new. But have any great tales been left out?
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100 Books Every Kid Should Read By Age 14 - Business Insider

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100 Books Every Kid Should Read By Age 14
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The British reading and writing charity Booktrust has released an "ultimate list" of the 100 children's books every kid should read by the time he's 14.
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