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[video] CBS @60Minutes about Apps for Autism: Communicating on the iPad

[video] CBS @60Minutes about Apps for Autism: Communicating on the iPad | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Autistic people whose condition prevents them from speaking are making breakthroughs with the help of tablet computers and special applications that allow them to communicate. Lesley Stahl reports.

 

-> Stacy, one of the teachers interviewed said: students are "engaged with [the iPad] in a way [teachers] don't see with other toys or puzzles or teaching tools" 

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E-Book Is Reading You - The Wall Street Journal

E-Book Is Reading You - The Wall Street Journal | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Digital-book publishers and retailers now know more about their readers than ever before. How that's changing the experience of reading.
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Resources and Talent Biggest Challenges for Publishers Going Digital | Digital Book World

Resources and Talent Biggest Challenges for Publishers Going Digital | Digital Book World | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Survey: Lack of financial resources and internal expertise are the biggest challenges facing book publishers struggling to become digital content businesses.
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Children with short attention spans 'failing to read books' - Telegraph

Children with short attention spans 'failing to read books' - Telegraph | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Growing numbers of children are being turned off books by the end of primary school because of the influence of the internet and lack of reading in the home, according to research.
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De la propriete du livre numérique - Hubert Guillaud

A l'occasion du Salon i-Expo et à l'invitation de Lionel Maurel - Calimaq - j'étais invité à plancher sur la propriété à l'heure du numérique. 

 

http://www.slideshare.net/HubertGuillaud/de-la-propriete-du-livre-numerique

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Un café avec Véronique Favre, qui expérimente l’iPad en Petite Section | DeclicKids

Un café avec Véronique Favre, qui expérimente l’iPad en Petite Section | DeclicKids | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

l’iPad en Petite Section de maternelle avec @vairaunik sur @DeclicKids. On aime: les binômes (pas d'individualisation) 

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The Shatzkin files: Learned (or figured out) at BEA 2012 (via @Porter_Anderson)

1. Metadata is still a mess.

2. Still, nobody reports selling illustrated books effectively as ebooks. 

3. Still, nobody reports a formula that can deliver repeated commercial success with enhanced ebooks.

4. Publishers still haven’t focused on creating rights databases

5. The problems that distributors are facing with ebooks in the public library market are being duplicated in the K-12 library market.

6. The slowdown in ebook share growth got a bit of conversation. Did I believe it was real?

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Print or E-books: Which Are Better for Early Learners? Edweek

Print or E-books: Which Are Better for Early Learners? Edweek | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

... Researchers (at the Joan Ganz Cooney Center) found that print and basic e-books are better if parents and educators want to emphasize building literacy skills over just reading for fun. The interactive features of enhanced e-books can distract parents and kids from the story, impacting what kids absorb and the kinds of questions that parents ask.

But when it comes to motivating reluctant readers, enhanced e-readers may entice them in ways that print and basic e-books would not, the study said.

It's a fair certainty that e-books are here to stay, so it's up to parents and educators to determine the role they should play—as it is with all electronic media— in children's lives.

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BEA 2012: Kids' Books in the Digital Age - Publishers Weekly

BEA 2012: Kids' Books in the Digital Age - Publishers Weekly | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

In Wednesday's presentation, "Understanding the Children's Book Consumer in the Digital Age," Kelly Gallagher, v-p of Publishing Workflow Solutions, R.R. Bowker, offered some good news for children's booksellers, While e-books accounted for 24% of books purchased between April 2011 and 2012, e-book sales for kids up to age 12 is considerably smaller, closer to 5%.

 

(...) The Bowker surveys bore out anecdotal observations that independent bookstores are reliant on browsing: 60% of purchases for children at indie stores are impulse buys. By contrast, 48% of Amazon purchases are planned. As Gallagher pointed out, that means that indies continue to be a place of discovery

 

(...) Despite the proliferation of technology in children's lives—10% of children ages 7–12 have their own computer and an increasing number have iPads, and ereaders—children continue to prefer reading print books, according to Gallagher. Parents, too, still prefer to read to their children from a physical book. On average only 5.6% of the books parents read to kids up to age six are digital.

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écriTech'3 Avril 2012 - La tablette numérique, nouvelle ardoise de l'élève ?

écriTech'3 Avril 2012 - La tablette numérique, nouvelle ardoise de l'élève ? | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Module 3 : Tablettes numériques, usages individuels et collectifs

- « Les tablettes tactiles dans les collèges du Rhône. Quel sera le cartable de demain ?

- « Usages individuels et collectifs des tablettes : retour d’expérimentation en classe de 6ème

- « Tablettes et médias : des situations de réception multiples, un imaginaire unique et transmédiatique ?

- « Accès nomades aux médias d’information ; nouveaux contenus ? nouvelle éducation aux médias ?

- Atelier A – De la lecture à l’écriture collaborative, à partir d’une expérience de l’académie de Bordeaux : six tablettes par établissement

- Atelier B – Technologies mobiles et « jeux sérieux »

- Atelier C – Développement des usages : la tablette numérique en Lettres

- Atelier D – Usages de la tablette en classe de latin

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10 Reasons Why Students Aren’t Using eTextbooks | Online Universities @OU_com via @cilipinfo

10 Reasons Why Students Aren’t Using eTextbooks | Online Universities @OU_com via @cilipinfo | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Here are several reasons why students aren't yet warming up to the idea of e-textbooks today: 

 

1. The books they need aren’t available in digital format

2. They are not as affordable as you might think

3. You can’t lend or resell most e-textbooks 

4. It feels strange to mark up an e-book

5. e-Textbooks are heavy, too

6. There are better digital options available

7. Today’s students grew up with books

8. E-books offer a different experience

9. Finding e-textbooks is a scavenger hunt

10. Students expect more from digital editions

 

 

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Edutopia: Teachers Speak About Educating the Digital Generation and the critical skills their students need to acquire (video)

Teachers, administrators, and program directors share their perspectives on how engagement with digital media is changing education for their students. 

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Apprendre avec le numérique : Comment ça marche  ? - Les Cahiers pédagogiques par @elab_asso via @sophiebocquet @Ludomag

Apprendre avec le numérique : Comment ça marche  ? - Les Cahiers pédagogiques par @elab_asso via @sophiebocquet @Ludomag | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Vous connaissiez le Sav, le service après-vente ? Voici le Sal, le service avant-lecture ! Qu’est-ce qu’un blog ? À quoi peut servir un réseau social dans la classe ? Quels sont les inconvénients d’un tableau blanc interactif ? Qu’apporte une tablette numérique en collège ? Nos amis de l’association é.l@ab ont répondu à ces questions pour vous aider, si nécessaire, à entrer dans le dossier.

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Des baby-tablettes pour les premiers apprentissages - Cécile Prudhomme - Le Monde

Pour Noël, les fabricants de jouets proposeront toute une gamme de tablettes numériques conçues pour les enfants à partir de... 18 mois.

 

(...) Un échantillon de 300 mères d'enfants âgés de 1 à 6 ans ont été interrogées en mai par l'Institut des mamans, spécialiste des études auprès des femmes enceintes, des mères et des enfants. Sur les 56,7 % de femmes qui possédaient un smartphone et les 18,9 % une tablette, 85 % ont déclaré que leur enfant était attiré par leur appareil et 80,2 % d'entre elles qu'il l'utilisait. Plus de la moitié - 57,9 % - d'entre elles avaient déjà téléchargé des applications destinées aux enfants.

 

Que font les petits lorsqu'ils ont un écran tactile en main ? Principalement des jeux (74,9 %), mais ils regardent aussi des photos (70,6 %), font des coloriages, du dessin (57,8 %), regardent des vidéos (52,6 %), écoutent de la musique (49,2 %). Moins nombreux sont ceux qui font des exercices éducatifs (33,6 %), et encore moins ceux qui lisent (14,6 %)

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#bookapps – Profile, HarperCollins, Nosy Crow and Penguin talk publishing apps | The Appside

#bookapps – Profile, HarperCollins, Nosy Crow and Penguin talk publishing apps | The Appside | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Tonight's Publishing Apps conference ended with a panel session of publishers: Michael Bhaskar, Profile; Alex Gatrell, HarperCollins; Kate Wilson, Nosy Crow and Nathan Hull, Penguin.
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Mothers now prefer handing over smartphones rather than dummies to comfort crying babies - Daily Mail‏

Mothers now prefer handing over smartphones rather than dummies to comfort crying babies - Daily Mail‏ | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
When faced with a troublesome child, parents have traditionally turned to a toy or a dummy for help in restoring the peace.
But, in a sign of the times, they are increasingly reaching for a rather more high-tech solution . . . a smartphone.
More than one in four mothers admits to handing over a phone to a crying or bored tot when they need entertaining, research has found.

And it is more common than shoving a dummy in their mouth or giving them a soft toy or even a bottle in these high tech times.
A range of apps for youngsters, including games, puzzles and educational programmes, means smartphones are now a parent’s best friend, said Asda.

The study found 27 per cent of mothers give their phones to their children to keep them entertained.
And although 40 per cent of these restrict playtime to no longer than ten minutes, 10 per cent admitted leaving their children to play with their mobile for anything up to two hours.

 

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LUDOVIA TV: Quels plaisirs avec le numérique ?

LUDOVIA TV: Quels plaisirs avec le numérique ? | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
tice, b2i, tice-education, quizz C2i, b2i college, b2i école, portail numérique, tablettes, tactiles, ressources pédagogiques, professeur, tableau blanc intéractif, tbi, tni, ent, e-reputation, réseaux sociaux, twitter en classe, facebook, eduscol,...
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@cafepedagogique - Futur en Seine : Serge Tisseron : « L'école, une chance pour le numérique »

@cafepedagogique - Futur en Seine : Serge Tisseron : « L'école, une chance pour le numérique » | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Le rôle essentiel d'une motivation intrinsèque

Serge Tisseron aimerait « une école qui donne plus de place au travail de groupe et à la mise en valeur des productions des élèves », contre la tentation des écrans individuels qui isolent chacun dans son coin, face à son travail. Il faut réfléchir, souligne-t-il, au moment et à la manière d'introduire les écrans en classe de sorte qu'ils n'excluent pas les apports de la culture du livre, qui offre des ressources que les écrans n'ont pas encore.

 

(...) Relativiser la culture du livre.. et celle du numérique !

Le numérique a l'intérêt de relativiser la culture du livre, reprend Serge Tisseron, en montrant ce qu'elle a de précieux et ce qui lui manque – sans quoi on n'aurait pas inventé le numérique ! Il prend en charge d'autres capacités mentales que le livre. Mais le bénéfice des écrans ne vaut qu’à condition de poser d'autres repères au préalable, corporels, spatiaux, temporels : « si on ne vous a pas laissé le temps de jouer, si on ne vous a pas lu des histoires le soir, vous serez perdus face au numérique – et ce ne sera pas la faute du numérique ! » remarque-t-il, évoquant les mères fières de montrer en consultation les compétences sur Smartphone d'un bébé incapable de manipuler des cubes réels. « L'introduction trop rapide du numérique détruit la construction du rapport au corps. Si on introduit trop tôt les écrans, on met en péril les rapports corporels et temporels, au risque de fabriquer des zombies qui passent leur temps devant un écran dans des activités répétitives, compulsives, stéréotypées non innovantes et non créatives ». Il semble désormais essentiel de réfléchir aux conditions d'une nécessaire prise de recul à l'égard des activités numériques.

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Apple Keeps Loyalty of Mobile App Developers - NY Times

Apple Keeps Loyalty of Mobile App Developers - NY Times | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Apps have become vital in marketing mobile technologies to consumers, and the allegiance of app developers to Apple has helped propel the success of its devices.

 

 

(...) Developers say it is easier, and therefore less costly, to develop apps for the iPhone than for Android phones, in part because there are far more models of Android phones in use, with different screen sizes, processors and other technologies.

The variations in hardware and software are not insurmountable obstacles, developers say, but performing the testing to ensure that apps run properly on most Android phones adds time and cost.

“Writing apps consistently across all of them is really hard,” said Nat Brown, an independent iOS developer in Seattle who has created a line of children’s apps for the iPhone.

Mr. Brown also said he periodically considered writing Android apps, but had decided against it in part because iPhone users have demonstrated a higher willingness than Android users to pay for apps.

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Apple has been far more effective in getting iPhone users to update their phones with the latest version of iOS than Google and its partners have with Android. This makes it easier for iPhone developers to write their apps because there is less variation in the underlying software on the devices.

One other advantage Apple has among developers is the iPad, which has so far maintained its dominance in the tablet category, despite challenges by an assortment of Android tablets.

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One occasional source of discontent among Apple’s developers is the greater control that the company exerts over its App Store, for which it takes a more hands-on approach to approving software for distribution than Google does.

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Print Books vs. E-Books: facts and fictions

Nosy Crow's reaction to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center's paper "Print Books vs. E-books: Comparing parent-child co-reading on print, basic, and enhanced e-book platforms" and the ensuing article in The Guardian headlined “Enhanced ebooks are bad for children finds American study”

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QuickReport: Print Books vs. E-books - the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop

QuickReport: Print Books vs. E-books - the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Comparing parent-child co-reading on print, basic, and enhanced e-book platforms

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écriTech'3 Avril 2012 - Ecriture et technologie

écriTech'3 Avril 2012 - Ecriture et technologie | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Module 1 : Tablettes et ressources : Comment l’usage des tablettes numériques fait-il évoluer l’accès aux ressources et les modalités d’apprentissage ?

 

Modérateur : Michèle Monteil (Expert TICE – chargée du suivi du dossier « Tablettes numériques » à la à la Direction générale de l’enseignement scolaire)

 

- « L‘usage des tablettes numériques : évaluation

- « Tablettes et manuels numériques : un nouvel environnement pour de nouveaux usages ?

- «Focus sur l’utilisation des tablettes en classe d’intégration scolaire (CLIS) et maternelle

- «Usages des tablettes numériques en milieu scolaire : premiers résultats de l’enquête 2011-2012

- Atelier A - Des Arts Plastiques à l’Histoire des Arts, impact de la tablette sur l’ensemble des pratiques pédagogiques 

- Atelier B - EPS et analyse de pratiques des élèves

- Atelier C – Langues Vivantes, usages de la tablette, échanges et mobilité

- Atelier D – La tablette outil personnel de l’élève

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How the Book Crowd Beat the Pirates - The Wall Street Journal

How the Book Crowd Beat the Pirates - The Wall Street Journal | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
The music industry fought the digital revolution and created a black market, writes Rob Reid, while publishing tried another tack.

 

(...) Publishing has gotten off to a much better start (than the music industry). Both industries saw a roughly 20% drop in physical sales four years after their respective digital kickoffs. But e-book sales have largely made up the shortfall in publishing—unlike digital music sales, which stayed stubbornly close to zero for years.

This doesn't prove that music lovers are crooks. Rather, it shows that actually selling things to early adopters is wise. Publishers did this—unlike the record labels, which essentially insisted that the first digital generation either steal online music or do without it entirely.

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Pub sur la lecture : attention effets pervers ! : le blog de Claude Poissenot - Livres Hebdo

Pub sur la lecture : attention effets pervers ! : le blog de Claude Poissenot - Livres Hebdo | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Comment favoriser l'appropriation personnelle de la lecture de livres par les jeunes générations ?

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Les éditeurs jeunesse se ruent sur le numérique - LeFigaro.fr

Les éditeurs ont repéré une cible qui pourrait les aider à accélérer leur apprentissage du numérique: les enfants. Les maisons qui ont un pôle jeunesse commencent à se positionner en éditant des e-books enrichis et, plus souvent encore, des applications pour smartphones et tablettes, tous destinés aux bambins de moins de 8 ans, qui atteignent déjà des niveaux de ventes non négligeables.

«C'est un marché encore minuscule mais à forte croissance, confirme Terence Mosca-Toba, qui a fondé le cabinet de conseil en stratégie numérique TM Consulting, après un passage chez Gallimard Jeunesse et Ubisoft. Le potentiel de croissance est de 30 % par an dans les années qui viennent.» Pour les éditeurs papier, l'intérêt est double: fidéliser une génération qui, depuis le berceau, manie avec dextérité les écrans tactiles, et habituer les parents aux nouvelles manières de lire et de consommer des contenus.

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