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What is a Book App vs an eBook? | The Book App Alliance

What is a Book App vs an eBook? | The Book App Alliance | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

There is plenty of confusion over the subject of eBooks when it comes to what defines them. Any book published in a digital format is generally referred to as an eBook.

 

But there are big differences when you look at the formats, how the book is created, how the book is sold and delivered, and how the reader uses or interacts with it.


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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, October 28, 2013 5:51 PM

Nice Infographic from Book App Alliance blog.

Beth Caruso's curator insight, November 8, 2013 8:29 AM

Interesting comparison 

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5 Things Video Games Do Better Than Any Other Forms of Art

5 Things Video Games Do Better Than Any Other Forms of Art | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

Winston Rowntree:  "What the hell can games do that books and interpretive dance can't? A lot, it turns out."


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Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, June 23, 2013 1:17 PM

Ce dessin illustre la notion d'"expérience utilisateur" !

OomphMediaGarage's curator insight, June 23, 2013 10:03 PM

Gaming is a great way to experience a story in a variety of ways, often choosing the story you would like to experience based on a set of given boundaries. Kind of like a choose your own adventure book, but typically with better graphics. that is not to say, however, that gaming replaces books, performance art, theatre, etc. Convergence isn't replacement.

malek's curator insight, June 28, 2013 3:12 PM

Step Outside the Narrative, true.

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Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services

Pew Study: Teens Still Love Print Media, ‘Traditional’ Library Services | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Tech-savvy younger Americans are more likely than older adults to have read printed books in the past year, are more likely to appreciate reading in libraries, and are just as strong supporters of traditional library services as older adults, a new...

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, October 17, 2013 2:34 AM

The digital materialsfand platforms are increasing in Finland and the students have partly said there is too much technology in schools. It is an odd since they are used to technology out-of-school. Do they have a need to make a strong difference between school time and out-of-school time activities? 

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Study: Tablet Users Are More Attentive and Tablet Ads Generate Better Recall [INFOGRAPHIC]

Study: Tablet Users Are More Attentive and Tablet Ads Generate Better Recall [INFOGRAPHIC] | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

Key takeways

- Tablet users watch videos when they’re relaxing thus lesser distraction and longer time. Hence, better ad recall.
- 65% spend over an hour per day watching videos
- Consumers multitask less when using tablets when compared to others devices
- Tablets are usually used for “me-time”
- After eating, smartphone is the #2 distraction to a tablet user

 Details: http://ijustdid.org/2013/10/advertising-on-tablets/


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Now at your library: Streaming movies, music

Now at your library: Streaming movies, music | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

"There's a new source to stream movies and other digital content, and it's not a tech company with tens of thousands of titles. It's something more familiar, and might even be just down the street: the public library..."


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A Must Read Parent Guide-Apple ID for Students

A Must Read Parent Guide-Apple ID for Students | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Apple has recently published a PDF guide for parents on the importance of Apple ID and how it could be used to improve kids overall learning. I have just finished reading it and I must say that you...

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Lina Gordaneer's curator insight, September 26, 2013 9:11 AM

Just found this. Haven't read it yet but it seems EXTREMELY interesting...

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The Impact Of Technology On Curiosity

The Impact Of Technology On Curiosity | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Looking at the impact Of technology on curiosity is also a look at the impact of technology on learning

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, January 28, 6:29 PM

Curiosity is probably the greatest intrinsic motivator for learning... foster curiosity and you create a learner...

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, January 29, 1:57 PM

Thank you for sharing.

Tonya Ward Singer's curator insight, January 31, 11:57 AM

Provocative article, especially the questions at the bottom, including: What happens when students don't know what they don't know?

 

I ask this for us as communities and a socieity, what happens when we don't know what we don't know?     

 

History has some terrifying answers on what people can do collectively when locked into a set idea of "knowledge."   

 

How can we best leverage technology to support students as critical thinkers, curious and empowered? 

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Audio Book Resources -Develop Listening Skills, Increase Comprehension/Reasoning

Audio Book Resources -Develop Listening Skills, Increase Comprehension/Reasoning | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

Are you looking for some great websites that provide access to digital stories? This post focuses on children's audio books and provides links to stories that may be downloaded or streamed (for free!). In some cases children may also "read" the book online (again, at no charge).
Why choose to use digital books? They help students "develop listening skills and can increase comprehension and reasoning ability...(and) site word recongition when accompanied by text." Many valuable academic skills can be reinforced through digital text. Check out the links by clicking through to the post.


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Learning to learn: the heart of reading

Learning to learn: the heart of reading | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
I was always a bookworm. In fifth grade, I was one of the only students in my class to finish every last book on the Battle of the Books competition list.
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This is a fabulous commentary on why reading paper books matters. I loved how it described the process of sorting, selecting, critical thinking, and most importantly, enjoying a book.

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High Tech Parenting Alert - KMIR-TV

High Tech Parenting Alert - KMIR-TV | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
High Tech Parenting Alert
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Think you have monitoring your teen's high tech life pretty well covered? 84 percent of parents say they do.
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Best Flashcard Apps: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide

Best Flashcard Apps: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Never fail a test again!

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Mixed feelings on this one ... nice to be "green," but are we trading tactile experience for more screen time?

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Marcia Pereira's curator insight, April 1, 2013 7:53 AM

I hope that flashcards are not all our students use the ipad/iphone for, but if these apps help them learn, really learn the facts they need to know, then here are a few apps to try. 

Holland Bass's comment, May 7, 2013 3:55 AM
I like the idea of using an iPad for flashcards, but overall I don't think it is a good idea. Looking too long at a screen can harm your eyes, so the old notecards are still favourable for me.
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Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder

Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

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Lino's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:13 AM

Es una aplicación potente y muy fácil de usar que nos permite crear clips de vídeo reproduciendo una historia  con frases de texto que hayamos ideado entre dos o más personajes.

 

El video final se puede compartir directamente en Google+ o como un enlace para cualquier sitio que deseemos (por desgracia, no se muestra una vista previa o miniatura cuando se trata de compartir vídeo creado con StoryBuilder en Facebook).

 

Una gran herramienta.

 

De uso libre. (No tenemos que registrarte o iniciar sesión para acceder a ella).

 

Pruébalo: http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 17, 2013 5:20 AM

Stories are a power communication strategy. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:08 AM

A tool to use for digital story telling.

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Why Public Libraries are the Only Thing That Matters (to me) in the Print vs Digital Debate | The Digital Media Diet

Why Public Libraries are the Only Thing That Matters (to me) in the Print vs Digital Debate | The Digital Media Diet | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

I began this post nine months ago and have struggled to feel like it is finished. I now realize it will never be finished … no more than a river will be done flowing. It is about information, knowledge, curiosity and ultimately our humanity. In many ways, the cultural landscape is being transformed before our eyes. Our previous notions of publishing, authorship, literacy and even reading itself have changed substantially in just a few years. It is dramatic enough to make us tremble at what more may be to come …


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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, February 11, 2013 8:18 PM

Libraries continue to play crucial role in the digital future.

Keith Koehler's curator insight, May 5, 5:56 PM

A good reminder that regardless of what format you use, librarians will always be needed to help with navigation, nurturing, application, and use of resources.  

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Untangling New Technologies for Children - Fred Rogers Center - Blog

Untangling New Technologies for Children - Fred Rogers Center - Blog | Modern Literacy | 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.


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

Excellent piece from David Kleeman ...

Caren Cantrell's curator insight, November 7, 2013 4:36 PM

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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Children's Media Use in America 2013 Infographic from Common Sense Media

Children's Media Use in America 2013 Infographic from Common Sense Media | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, October 28, 2013 6:20 PM

Fascinating new report out this week!

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Do You Know How Excessive Screen Time May Harm Your Child’s Brain? - LePort Schools

Do You Know How Excessive Screen Time May Harm Your Child’s Brain? - LePort Schools | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
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What does a school library look like in the dig...

What does a school library look like in the dig... | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
As more of her students use ebooks and iPads to read, principal Tricia Kelleher reflects on the role of her school's library (What does a school library look like in the digital age?
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40 Sites for Educational Games | Digital Learning Environments


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Kathleen Cercone's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:21 AM

I decided to revisit a post I've done on sites for educational games.  This list, presented in alphabetical order, has a nice mix of subjects and grade levels that teachers can use with their students.

 

- See more at: http://www.guide2digitallearning.com/tools_technologies/40_sites_educational_games#sthash.PUQs078l.dpuf

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, October 5, 2013 11:00 AM

Great resource.  

Amale Aldarwish's curator insight, November 8, 2013 12:02 AM

It is really nice to have a list like this not only for educational games but also for any tech tools or ways to use technological tools is education. What I like in this list, that is presented in alphabetical order, has a nice mix of subjects and grade levels that teachers can use with their students. 

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Blurring the Digital Page: The Difference Between Book Apps and eBooks | The Digital Media Diet

Blurring the Digital Page: The Difference Between Book Apps and eBooks | The Digital Media Diet | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

This past week brought lots of questions my way, asking for a definition that distinguishes between an “eBook” and “book app”. The flood of interest may have been partly in response to the announcement from Random House, stating that they are bringing Dr. Seuss to ebooks for the first time. Articles with titles like Dr. Seuss Makes His Digital Debut, left many of my readers scratching their heads.

 

Several people asked me how this was possible, when all of the Dr. Seuss titles are already available from Oceanhouse Media. Maybe those are book apps and not ‘ebooks’ but they are certainly digital. As a result, I found myself explaining digital book rights, variations in format & OS, as well as device segmentation and other topics that were guaranteed to confuse and bore my readers to tears. In the end, the announcement from this major publisher seemed hollow at best and misleading at worst.


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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, September 9, 2013 8:39 PM

Just published this rant about the ebook vs book app question ...

@CotCotCotApps's curator insight, September 10, 2013 4:08 AM

must read to understand today's digital book paradigm...

Caren Cantrell's curator insight, September 10, 2013 12:44 PM

If you're looking for something to do in your free time - this author could certainly use some help defining the difference between and e-Book and a book "app". I wish I could help but frankly, I didn't even realize I needed to be concerned about it until I read his article.

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A new study shows why you should get the kids to bed on time

A new study shows why you should get the kids to bed on time | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Going to bed at a regular time every night could give your child's brain a boost, recent research shows.

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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, August 10, 2013 3:21 PM

Researchers at University College London found that when 3-year-olds have a regular bedtime they perform better on cognitive tests administered at age 7 than children whose bedtimes weren't consistent. The findings represent a new twist on an expanding body of research showing that inadequate sleep in children and adolescents hurts academic performance and overall health.

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How Is Media Affecting Kids?

How Is Media Affecting Kids? | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
The effect of media and technology on children 8 and under in the US

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I find this one a bit chilling. The numbers - particularly when you look at the teacher's perspective - really hit home about balancing that media diet with things that have no plugs or screens. Books, chalk, paint, music ... all those things are media too!

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Terry Doherty's comment, June 4, 2013 5:00 PM
Amazing how the eye is quickly drawn to some of the bigger numbers ... like 70% next to a television remote!
Meryl Jaffe, PhD's curator insight, June 4, 2013 7:28 PM

Thank you for this frightening but powerful data.

Dr. Debra Harper, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 16, 8:04 AM

No matter what life activity or event, our children need to be taught how to balance & (many times) separate work from play.  Too much of one over the other affects our ability as humans to  learn those things necessary to promote healthy relationships with others.

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The Touch-Screen Generation

The Touch-Screen Generation | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?

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This is still a scary prospect to me. What is this going to mean for fine motor development over time?

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, May 1, 2013 9:38 PM

In depth essay about kids & tablets ... excellent read!

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How To Make Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

How To Make Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it
I recently came across an article in Wired Magazine called "Why Kids Can't Search".
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"getting kids to focus on what exactly they are searching for ..." Oh, what a challenge these days!

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The Value of Editors

The Value of Editors | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

Lately, I’ve been concerned with an angle of the digital market that needs discussing: Editors. It concerns me that so few digital-only/digital-first writers are hiring this all-important help before the books go live ...


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Couldn't agree more! Editorial input is the one "shortcut" that should never be taken. 

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Stacey Williams-Ng's comment, March 2, 2013 9:32 AM
Could not agree more, Carisa! We have two editors, both with years & years of experience... and although we can only afford to engage them on a freelance level, I still think it's crucial to have their eyes on every single publication.
Terry Doherty's comment, March 2, 2013 5:08 PM
Oh, I am SO glad you wrote this. Just recently reviewed a digital product where someone involved in the creation tried to pass off poor grammar and spelling errors as colloquialisms. Ugh!
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Fight for Literacy

Fight for Literacy | Modern Literacy | Scoop.it

Click to see the others in the campaign. Agency: DDB, Paris. Via: homADge.


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