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In a digital age, parents value printed books for their kids

In a digital age, parents value printed books for their kids | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Parents who have young children at home are a relatively tech-savvy group. They are more likely than other adults to have computers, internet access, smartphones, and tablet computers.

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Great info about how print and eBooks are evolving side-by-side ...

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Understanding the Children's Book Consumer in the Digital Age - TOC Bologna Children's Book Fair - Kristen McLean, Bowker

Understanding the Children's Book Consumer in the Digital Age - TOC Bologna Children's Book Fair -  Kristen McLean, Bowker | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
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Livres numériques : Bleu de Toi de Dominique Maes récompensé lors des Trophées Dem@in le livre 2013 !! | IDBOOX

Livres numériques : Bleu de Toi de Dominique Maes récompensé lors des Trophées Dem@in le livre 2013 !! | IDBOOX | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

Lors du Salon Demain le Livre qui se tenait à Paris, le 20 et 22 février, les premiers trophées du livre numériques ont été remis à des éditeurs et des studios de création pour les récompenser de leur travail. Ces trophées étaient au nombre de sept. 

 

Meilleures Applications / Best Apps: 
* Meilleure appli pour enfant: Bleu de Toi, Dominique Maes - édité par CotCotCot-apps.com
* Meilleure appli pour adulte: Dali, Éditions Gallimard, réalisé par IGS

Meilleurs livres enrichis / Best ePubs:
* Meilleur Epub* pour enfant: Le Petit Prince (Livre animé), Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, lu par Bernard Giraudeau chez Gallimard Jeunesse, réalisé par IGS
* Meilleur Epub* adulte: Mon musée imaginaire, Paul Veyne chez Albin Michel. Réalisé par Neolobris (IGS)

Meilleure innovation / Best innovation: 
* Meilleure innovation: Louis Vuitton 100 malles de légende, Editions de La Martinière 

Prix Spécial / Special Award:
* Prix spécial du jury: Conte du haut de mon crâne, La Souris Qui Raconte 

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App reviews: how to find quality apps and eBooks for kids - CotCotCot-apps.com

App reviews: how to find quality apps and eBooks for kids - CotCotCot-apps.com | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

We started listing resources websites for our "Essential iPad Guide for Parents" included in our games app "Appy Tips and Tricks for Kids"... and decided to provide a more thorough overview of the kids apps curation sector. 


So, if you’re having trouble finding quality applications for your family, or if you’re simply looking to keep up with new releases, we suggest visiting the websites of the following kids apps reviewers...

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“Young E-Book Consumers Three Times More Likely to Use Social Media for Book Discovery” | LJ INFOdocket

“Young E-Book Consumers Three Times More Likely to Use Social Media for Book Discovery” | LJ INFOdocket | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

In a survey conducted of over 1200 US e-reading consumers in late 2012, NextMarket Insights discovered 64% of those who use an Amazon e-reader (non-tablet) as their primary e-reading device use e-book store rankings and reviews as a way to discover new e-books, 17% more than those who use iPads.

According to the survey findings, e-book reading consumers aged 18-29 are two times more likely to use social media for book discovery than those aged 45-60, and over three times more likely as those aged over 60.

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@LesNutons' illustration contest - Create the illustrations for The Nutons' Kitchen (or How to nurture a Nuton) and win the possibility of being published in a children’s book for the iPad!

@LesNutons' illustration contest - Create the illustrations for The Nutons' Kitchen (or How to nurture a Nuton) and win the possibility of being published in a children’s book for the iPad! | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

"Draw me a Gnome" Illustration Contest - April 16 - June 30, 2012

 

Annoucement of the winner during the Third Annual Illustrators Meeting in Redu, July 21-22, 2012
- Contacts: Odile Flament (CotCotCot-apps.com, Brussels) and Nadine Marchal (Espace Livre, in charge of the Illustrators Convention in Redu)
- mailto:DessineMoiUnNuton@gmail.com
- Contest rules and text to illustrate at http://ow.ly/aCPdx ;
  

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Children who read on iPads or Kindles have weaker literacy skills and are less likely to enjoy it as a pastime, charity warns / @MailOnline

Children who read on iPads or Kindles have weaker literacy skills and are less likely to  enjoy it as a pastime, charity warns / @MailOnline | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

A survey, conducted by The National Literacy Trust, found that 52 per cent of children preferred to read on an electronic device - including e-readers, computers and smartphones - while only 32 per cent said they would rather read a physical book. 

Worryingly, only 12 per cent of those who read using new technology said they really enjoyed reading, compared with 51 per cent of those who favoured books.

Pupils who get free school meals, generally a sign they are from poorer backgrounds, are the least likely group to pick up a traditional book, the research found.

The poll of 34,910 young people aged between eight and 16 across the UK found that those who read printed texts were almost twice as likely to have above-average reading skills as those who read on screens every day. 

The study also found that children were more likely to have their own computer than their own desk.

Jonathan Douglas, the director of the National Literacy Trust, said: 'While we welcome the positive impact which technology has on bringing further reading opportunities to young people, it's crucial that reading in print is not cast aside.

 

 
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Bibliotech: 6 concerns about trends in digital collection development

Bibliotech: 6 concerns about trends in digital collection development | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it

I have concerns about the way eCollections are developing – particularly the following emerging trends in K-12 library programs. 

 

The following statements are based on conversations I've had in edWeb.net/emergingtech, and on the conference circuit with fellow school librarians in other districts. 

(1) Administrators/Board of Education members confuse owning eContent with technology integration.

(2) Administrators/Board of Education members “gift” libraries with iPads/Kindles/Nooks, but fail to provide additional funding for eContent/apps, or tech support to manage them.

(3) Libraries replace print with eContent, without making curricular adjustments to their instructional program to teach students and teachers how to access eContent.

(4) Librarians feel compelled to acquire eContent from only one distributor because it is too confusing – for them, for students, for teachers, for business managers - to purchase eContent from a variety of distributors, thus materials selection is driven by who they buy from, not what aligns with the curriculum.

(5) Distributors are “packaging” eContent, and marketing these packages as Common Core aligned, or standards aligned. (...) It is our job to develop our collections, aligning them with our school/district’s curriculum – not to buy ready-made packages from vendors. 

(6) eContent requires meticulous, patron-aware (rather than traditional) cataloging.  It is virtually (no pun intended) impossible to “display” eContent. There is no way to physically put it in the hands of students, if students are using their own technology.

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It’s a book… or is it? | Feature | Computer Arts magazine

It’s a book… or is it? | Feature | Computer Arts magazine | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
Books are changing, and the publishing world itself is taking on a new form where designers, animators and technologists will be essential, says Sophie Rochester
In 2013 we’re likely to see much more experimental participation from the writers themselves, and we expect to see many more teaming up directly with technologists to create new kinds of work. (...) Authors will want to collaborate directly with designers, animators and technologists, and vice versa. And we’ll see many projects initiated by designers, animators and technologists bringing their creative instincts and experience to the storytelling arena. These innovative approaches to content are what we’ll be looking to cover with the most interest through 2013.
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love this article! experimental projects, innovative approach to content and storytelling, collaboration is the only way forward for apps and ebooks!!!
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Programme des journées professionnelles 2013 -Fête du livre de jeunesse de St-Paul-Trois-Châteaux

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Nous serons présents au salon du livre jeunesse du jeudi 31 janvier au samedi 2 février (jusqu'à 16h). 

Au programme : la table ronde "Réinventer la forme, oui, mais le métier ?" au côté de l'Apprimerie et HocusBookus
le 31 janvier - 10h45 : 
Ils se sont lancés dans l'album numérique, ou ont choisi de compléter leur production traditionnelle d'ouvrages numériques. Dans tous les cas, ils réinventent la forme, élargissent le champ des possibles.

Ne manquez pas non plus la conférence de Laure Deschamps (La Souris Grise) à 9h45 : La création littéraire numérique : un terrain à explorer.

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Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay

Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
The e-book had its moment, but sales are slowing. Readers still want to turn those crisp, bound pages, writes Nicholas Carr.

 

" The growth in e-book sales is slowing markedly. And purchases of e-readers are actually shrinking, as consumers opt instead for multipurpose tablets. It may be that e-books, rather than replacing printed books, will ultimately serve a role more like that of audio books—a complement to traditional reading, not a substitute."

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Nicholas Carr, a 2010 Pulitzer finalist with “The Shallows,” (exploring the distracting nature of digital culture), writes here an interesting piece about ebooks and the unexpected resilience of traditional books! 

 

... which is not contradictory to our core belief that ebooks and apps are no direct competitors to pbooks but rather co-exist with other reading format, complement or extend the reading experience. 

 

eBooks and apps are no revolution per se but an evolution: "E-books, in other words, may turn out to be just another format—an even lighter-weight, more disposable paperback. That would fit with the discovery that once people start buying digital books, they don't necessarily stop buying printed ones."

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@MikeShatzkin: Things learned and thoughts provoked by London Book Fair 2012 – The Shatzkin Files

@MikeShatzkin: Things learned and thoughts provoked by London Book Fair 2012 – The Shatzkin Files | Must Read articles: Apps and eBooks for kids | Scoop.it
This post contains a batch of observations from this year's London Book Fair. Some of it recalled an experience from about 20 years ago.

 

 

About Pottermore: 

I got a chance to visit with Charlie Redmayne of Pottermore (...)  was enjoying his status as a game-changer.

The key to Charlie’s disruption was his willingness to substitute watermarking for DRM. He said it definitely made him nervous to do it, but he couldn’t see any other way to achieve what he wanted for Pottermore. He had to be able to sell to any device; he wanted to be able to allow any purchaser complete interoperability. There was no way to do that and maintain DRM.

(...) the most startling early news was what he reported about piracy.

Apparently, Potter ebook files started showing up on file-sharing sites pretty much right away after they opened. But before they could serve any takedown notices, Charlie says the community of sharers reacted. They said “C’mon now. Here we have a publisher doing what we’ve been asking for: delivering content DRM-free, across devices, at a reasonable price. And, by the way, don’t you know your file up there on the sharing site is watermarked? They know who you are!” And then the pirated content started being taken down by the community, before Pottermore could react. And very quickly, there were fewer pirated copies out there than before.

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