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Quel avenir pour le numérique jeunesse ? Mindshapes, NosyCrow, TouchPress et les éditions Volumiques au MICE - DeclicKids, applis enfants - catalogue critique d'applications iPad iPhone Android Web

Quel avenir pour le numérique jeunesse ? Mindshapes, NosyCrow, TouchPress et les éditions Volumiques au MICE - DeclicKids, applis enfants - catalogue critique d'applications iPad iPhone Android Web | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

"dans un monde où tout le monde peut fabriquer sa book-app en quelques clics (amateur), il est important que l’offre éditoriale se démarque fortement et offre un travail de qualité irréprochable."

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Quand une bibliothécaire rencontre un Ipad - Applimini

Quand une bibliothécaire rencontre un Ipad - Applimini | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

une super interview et un chouette blog !  

 

Pepita Chocolat… tel est son nom de code!

 

Et Meli Melo de livres… tel est le nom de son blog, le genre de blog qui vous donne envie de lire absolument TOUS les livres qu’elle chronique, même ceux qui ne s’adressent ni à vous ni à vos enfants!

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BBC News - Warning to cut TV for young children

BBC News - Warning to cut TV for young children | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Children under three should not watch screens, psychologist Dr Aric Sigman says as he warns it may lead to increased production of dopamine in children's brains.

 

(...) "Without social interactions, screens at young ages don't teach anything."

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New Survey Supports That Ebook Borrowers Buy, Too | Digital Book World

New Survey Supports That Ebook Borrowers Buy, Too | Digital Book World | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Libraries delivered a shocking message to publishers yesterday: Those who borrow ebooks from libraries also buy books -- about 3.2 books a month, a new study from the American Library Association and library ebook distributor OverDrive found.

 

Rather than shocking, the message is one libraries have been screaming at publishers for a while now. The ALA has helped orchestrate several studies that suggest this is true and Pew conducted one that suggested it as well.

 

The other thing libraries have been telling publishers is that readers discover new books to buy in libraries. This latest study finds that 57% of patrons use the library as their primary point of book discovery, for instance

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Making technology work in schools

Making technology work in schools | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

In the first of three articles for The Literary Platform, Charlotte Avery, Headmistress of girls’ secondary school St Mary’s School, Cambridge, considers the challenges faced by educators attempting to inspire their students to embrace technology.

 

In the age of interactive technology, and within a school, there are three main hurdles to overcome:

1) one is the huge concern about the general abuse of digital technology including data protection and cyber-bullying;

2) the second is about enabling girls to see the potential of digital technology as a fulfilling employment prospect (alongside computing, physics and engineering in all its branches)

3) and the third is the so-called ‘disillusionment gap’,

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Apple augmente ses tarifs et s'attire le courroux des éditeurs

Apple augmente ses tarifs et s'attire le courroux des éditeurs | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Contrat à géométrie variable... la fin du mois d'octobre a été marquée par une brusque augmentation des prix, sans que les éditeurs ne puissent trouver à redire. Des éditeurs de magazine aux applications jeunesse, les réactions se sont multipliées

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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

1) Focusing on content apps

2) Lack of Teacher Preparation in Classroom Management of iPads

3) Treating the iPad as a computer and expecting it to serve as a laptop

4) Treating iPads like multi-user devices

5) Failure to communicate a compelling answer to “Why iPads?”

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La lecture numérique expliquée par mes enfants | Parents 3.0

La lecture numérique expliquée par mes enfants | Parents 3.0 | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

" La page numérique est une respiration, elle se tourne aussi, mais elle doit encore prendre ses marques… Ou peut-être doit-elle, pour séduire la génération qui monte mais qui lit encore peu de livres en numérique, prendre ses distances avec le papier pour se réinventer complètement, tout en conservant du sens"

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Ofcom | Significant rise in children’s texting and time spent online

Ofcom | Significant rise in children’s texting and time spent online | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

3-4 year olds
For the first time, Ofcom has researched the media habits of 3-4 year olds. This indicates that many in this age group are using a range of different media devices, including over a third (37%) who are going online using a desktop PC, laptop or netbook. This is possibly to do activities such as look at a website, watch a TV programme or play games online.
One in ten (9%) 3-4 year olds use a tablet at home, according to their parents. The research also suggests that this age group spends an estimated 15.5 hours watching TV every week and one third (33%) has a TV in their bedroom.

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New COPPA Proposals Raise Privacy Concerns | School Library Journal

New COPPA Proposals Raise Privacy Concerns | School Library Journal | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

“Both of these proposals are too vague to give operators and developers a clear understanding of their obligation under the law and would create significant burdens on free expression and innovation,” write the two groups.
To Anne Collier, the problem also involves privacy and data control. With parents having to submit information in order to open additional sites, more data is collected on minors, thus creating more opportunities for the data to be used or potentially taken.

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Psychologik: Pourquoi les très jeunes enfants aiment les tablettes ?

Psychologik: Pourquoi les très jeunes enfants aiment les tablettes ? | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Ce sont les qualités des tablettes qui en font des objets particulièrement appréciés par les enfants. Elles sont suffisamment versatiles, familières et ouvertes aux narrations pour que les enfants trouvent plaisir à s’y raconter et s’y rencontrer.

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Tablette tactile : la nouvelle nounou ? - Terrafemina / Orange

Tablette tactile : la nouvelle nounou ? - Terrafemina / Orange | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Près de 30% des foyers avec enfants sont équipés d’une tablette tactile connectée, et toute la famille en profite. 71% des moins de 12 ans utilisent l’iPad ou équivalent avec l’aval de papa et maman. L’Observatoire Orange-Terrafemina sur les Révolutions numériques s’interroge sur ces objets magiques qu’on place entre les mains des plus petits : à la fois livres d’éveil, consoles de jeux et tables à dessin. Prolongement naturel de l’éducation des digital natives ou aveu de faiblesse de parents débordés ?

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Wal-Mart Says It Will Stop Selling Amazon’s Kindle

Wal-Mart Says It Will Stop Selling Amazon’s Kindle | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Physical retailers have been worried about customers who browse in stores and then buy from online competitors instead. Displaying the new Kindles encourages that behavior, analysts said.

While earlier black-and-white Kindles were good only for reading digital books, the newer Kindle Fire, introduced in 2011, can be used for e-books, movies, games, and potentially anything Amazon sells, thanks to a built-in Web browser.

“The Kindle Fire is the Trojan horse,” said Andrew Rhomberg, the chief executive of Jellybooks, an e-book recommendation site. “It’s a shopping platform that covers so many more categories than e-books. It affects Wal-Mart in a different way than the early Kindles and e-readers did.”

Colin Gillis, a technology analyst for BGC Financial, said that by selling Kindles, Wal-Mart was “encouraging its customers to step into that ecosystem.”

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Interview: La Souris Qui Raconte dit tout sur le livre numérique jeunesse | IDBOOX

Interview: La Souris Qui Raconte dit tout sur le livre numérique jeunesse | IDBOOX | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Françoise Prêtre est la fondatrice de La Souris Qui Raconte (LSQR),  maison d’édition purement numérique dédiée aux livres applications interactifs...

 

"Je suis fière de La Souris Qui Raconte, de ce que j’ai construit, de toutes les personnes que j’ai fédérée autour de moi et qui m’ont fait confiance. Pour autant, à un moment je dois rendre des comptes, et j’aimerais qu’ils soient meilleurs qu’ils ne sont. Je lisais dernièrement un appel lancé par François Bon sur son Tiers Livre. Il y décrit parfaitement ce que je ressens. Il n’a jamais été langue de bois. Les livres qu’il édite valent d’être achetés pour être lus, comme ceux de La Souris Qui Raconte, dans un registre différent. Encore faut-il qu’ils soient achetés, à des prix, je le rappelle, largement inférieurs à ceux du livre papier !
La ligne à ne pas franchir va surtout dépendre de la progression que j’arriverai ou pas à générer sur mes ventes."

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The Digital Media Diet Parents, Kids & The Digital Shift: Strategies for a Balanced Media Diet | The Digital Media Diet

The Digital Media Diet Parents, Kids & The Digital Shift: Strategies for a Balanced Media Diet | The Digital Media Diet | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

This guest post is brought to you in collaboration with Lorraine Akemann of Moms With Apps. This is Part 1 of a 2 part post … the 2nd part will appear in the MomsWithApps.comblog in December of 2012.

 

 

From Lorraine, “Carisa and I have both been blogging about family-friendly apps since 2009. We realized through our friendship and conversations, that contrary to what the public might think, media habits in our own homes are actually quite conservative. By immersing ourselves in tech culture, we are gaining enough ‘digital literacy’ to make media plans for our own kids. We hope that by sharing our own stories, we can learn more about your stories, and create a collective view about healthy media habits for families.”

 

Through our discussions, we found ourselves contemplating similar questions, like, “How much screentime is too much?” This turned out to be a key issue on both our minds, as we navigate family life. There is a balance between exposing children to technology, and keeping technology at bay … so trade-offs aren’t made with other aspects of a child’s development.

 

 

 

Below, you’ll find some of the techniques that we’ve identified, with data from our survey. We did this ‘quick study’ with 100 parents recruited from high-tech households in our social media fan base for Digital-Storytime & MomsWithApps.

 

The purpose of the survey was to take a the ‘temperature’ of other families trying to balance media use for their kids, to see how our list stacked up against techniques being used by other families. Note: We focused primarily on ‘leisure time’ or ‘free time’ use of visual media or ‘screen time’ by kids, excluding all curricular & extra-curricular use of media devices for learning in a school/homework or homeschool environment (as well as use of screens for communication or other ‘acts of daily living’ for children with learning disabilities). 

 

We also gathered a lot of qualitative comments that we’ll present in the the 2nd post, regarding advice from parents about how to manage screen time & ideas for the larger community.


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Sur quoi tu lis toi ? - La Souris Grise

Sur quoi tu lis toi ? - La Souris Grise | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Une étude vient de paraître sur les prévisions d'achat par les parents de supports de lecture pour leurs enfants. Les tablettes restent largement en tête...

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Quand la liseuse fait aimer la lecture : Eléonore, 9 ans, raconte | Parents 3.0

Quand la liseuse fait aimer la lecture : Eléonore, 9 ans, raconte | Parents 3.0 | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Eléonore s’est mise avec plaisir à la lecture sur le Kobo, ce qu’elle ne faisait pas sur papier, tandis que Fabienne, sa maman, pourtant adepte du papier, s’est convertie au numérique sans état d’âme. Et si, au final, la lecture numérique, c’était d’abord, et surtout, une question d’objet ?

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iPads in Education – How you & your iPad can volunteer together in your child’s classroom, Part 2 | The Digital Media Diet

So far, the most useful role I’ve had is helping the teacher assess students (taken together with the assessments she had been doing as a school requirement) to detect which kids need extra help or need to be challenged more.

 

(...) Engaging the kids with the lowest and highest skill levels was the biggest issue I’ve encountered so far. There are a lot of apps out there, but finding the right ones was a challenge.

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Bookboard Joins a Crowded Children's eBook Market - The Digital Reader

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The iPad Mini – It doesn’t suck! – Device Comparison Grid for Kids’ Tablets | The Digital Media Diet

The iPad Mini – It doesn’t suck! – Device Comparison Grid for Kids’ Tablets | The Digital Media Diet | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

I was skeptical as I purchased my 4th iPad, the new iPad mini on Friday when it arrived at my local Apple store. I was expecting lower performance or at least to be unimpressed by the smaller screen size. But in the end, this could be one of the best holiday gifts this season, especially for children.

 

Overall, the iPad mini is great for reading, including book apps and has access to a sea of iPad content for education and gaming. The smaller size can be a downside for video (especially since the iPad Mini lacks the retina display & processor of the latest iPad), and this tablet may not be ideal for advanced gaming experiences, but is more than enough for most users.

 

See our device comparison grid, including our ratings of content selection & prices for education and reading apps for the iPad Mini, full size iPad, Nook Color, Kindle Fire, and Nexus 7.


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La tablette, ce nouveau doudou - Le Monde

La tablette, ce nouveau doudou - Le Monde | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Ecran nocif ou outil favorable au développement des petits ? Alors que Microsoft et Apple lancent leurs nouveaux modèles, l'usage des tablettes numériques par les enfants fait débat.

 

(...) Côté pile, Serge Tisseron leur accorde deux vertus : "Les tablettes favorisent le développement d'une intelligence intuitive ; les enfants tentent des actions, et reproduisent celles qui fonctionnent, remarque-t-il. D'autre part, résoudre de petits problèmes encourage l'intelligence hypothético-déductive." En revanche, côté face, elles n'apportent pas, juge-t-il, l'essentiel, notamment pour les moins de 3 ans. A cet âge, l'enfant doit mettre en place ses repères spatiaux et temporels. "Les tablettes, c'est un éternel présent, constate le psychiatre, pour le déplorer. Alors que lorsque les enfants utilisent des petits livres cartonnés, ils peuvent voir l'avant – les pages déjà vues –, le pendant – la page devant eux – et l'après – les pages restantes."

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Libraries, Ebooks, and Beyond: Tablets in the Classroom - The Digital Shift

Libraries, Ebooks, and Beyond: Tablets in the Classroom - The Digital Shift | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Looking for ways to get kids excited about using tablets at school? “Put student creativity first,” says Carolyn Foote, a participant in School Library Journal and Library Journal’s “The Digital Shift: Libraries, Ebooks, and Beyond,” an October 17 online event exploring how schools are transitioning from print materials to digital media

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Bic Education présente une tablette pour le primaire : actualités - Livres Hebdo

Bic Education présente une tablette pour le primaire : actualités - Livres Hebdo | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Le leader du stylo bille commercialise une ardoise numérique à destination des classes du primaire, et rercherche les partenariats d’éditeurs.

 

En fonction du volume des commandes, le coût global se situe dans une fourchette de 6 000 à 20 000 euros, soit de 40 à 100 euros par élève

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F.T.C. Moves to Tighten Online Privacy Protections for Children

F.T.C. Moves to Tighten Online Privacy Protections for Children | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Federal regulations intended to curb the collection of data from youngsters without their parents’ permission might cause companies to stop creating child-centric sites.

 

The current federal rule, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, requires operators of children’s Web sites to obtain parental consent before they collect personal information like phone numbers or physical addresses from children under 13. But rapid advances in technology have overtaken the rules, privacy advocates say.

Today, many brand-name companies and analytics firms collect, collate and analyze information about a wide range of consumer activities and traits. Some of those techniques could put children at risk, advocates say.

Under the F.T.C.’s proposals, some current online practices, like getting children under 13 to submit photos of themselves, would require parental consent.

 

(...) Last year, the F.T.C. filed a complaint against W3 Innovations, a developer of popular iPhone and iPod Touch apps like Emily’s Dress Up, which invited children to design outfits and e-mail their comments to a blog. The agency said that the apps violated the children’s privacy rule by collecting the e-mail addresses of tens of thousands of children without their parents’ permission and encouraging those children to post personal information publicly. The company later settled the case, agreeing to pay a penalty of $50,000 and delete personal data it had collected about children.

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Pour les élèves, des tablettes numériques françaises : actualités - Livres Hebdo

Pour les élèves, des tablettes numériques françaises : actualités - Livres Hebdo | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Des collégiens de Saône-et-Loire pourront bénéficier des tablettes Qooq, commercialisées par l’entreprise française Unowhy.

 

Selon une information du blog du journaliste de L’Express Emmanuel Paquette, 3 000 de ces tablettes vont équiper des collégiens du département bourguignon. Il s’agit d’une expérimentation qui pourrait s’étendre à d’autres établissements.

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