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Topic for the 3/3/13 #storyappchat: Beyond Facebook and Twitter

Topic for the 3/3/13 #storyappchat: Beyond Facebook and Twitter | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

We’ve had a couple of people pipe up in our chats lately about ways in which they’re using some of the social media tools besides Facebook and Twitter to promote their recent projects. Some of the sites mentioned were LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and others. So we thought it was high time we took a closer look at some of these other offerings, and how they can best be used to promote/market/build community around the electronic stories we’re creating.

 

Let’s go Beyond Facebook and Twitter this Sunday evening (March 3) at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. Simply include the #storyappchat hashtag in your tweets to join us!

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Join us this Sunday to discuss how to promote apps on social media - including Twitter & FB, but also going beyond these obvious platforms ...

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Great opportunity to share ideas & ask questions.

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Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Chapter Three of the Little eLit Book

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Today we are pleased to announce the release of the third chapter of our book, Young Children, New Media, and Libraries. This chapter, entitled “Developmentally Appropriate Practice: Using New Medi...
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It's here! Chapter 3 of the #CreativeCommons Librarian Textbook for 21st Century Digital Practice ... Crowd-sourced, free for professionals.

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Take Five for Family Engagement: Five YouTube Science Channels to Share with Kids : The Digital Media Diet

Take Five for Family Engagement: Five YouTube Science Channels to Share with Kids : The Digital Media Diet | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Not all screen time is created equal, as we like to say, but when it comes to exploring science, screen time can be an excellent way to stimulate curiosity, explain how things work and begin to visualize the unimaginable. It is also an enjoyable way to spend time with your kids, discussing the natural world, investigating questions and learning together.

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Our Families Top 5 Science YouTube Sites to Explore Together

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Young Children, New Media & Libraries Survey: The Results Are In! | ALSC Blog

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New 5-Star Review: The Little Bug

New 5-Star Review: The Little Bug | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

The Little Bug app beautifully showcases original cut-paper illustrations, engaging interactivity, and fab narration.

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Children and Technology: Chapter Two of the Little eLit Book

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Today we are happily releasing the second chapter of our book, Young Children, New Media, and Libraries. This chapter, entitled “Children and Technology: What can research tell us?,” was written by...
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Exceptional summary of current research - thought provoking!

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Dust or Magic - Jason Krogh from Sago Sago - Tips for play testing - YouTube

Dust or Magic Video recorded on November 3, 2014 at Lambertville, NJ Jason Krogh, Founder and CEO of Sago Sago. Play testing, with specific examples of thing...
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3 Must-Haves for Interactive Ebooks - Green Light Professional Development

3 Must-Haves for Interactive Ebooks - Green Light Professional Development | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
As a fluency tutor, I need a variety of interactive ebooks in Spanish and English. To guide me through the haystack, I came up with some strict criteria.
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Tech in the Early Years: What Do We Know and Why Does It Matter? - Fred Rogers Center - Blog

Tech in the Early Years: What Do We Know and Why Does It Matter? - Fred Rogers Center - Blog | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

For the past 18 months, I’ve had the opportunity to edit a new book, “Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years: Tools for Teaching and Learning.”

 

Its authors were inspired by the legacy of Fred Rogers and his approach to the technology of his day. As he wrote in 1994,

 

"No matter how helpful computers are as tools (and of course they can be very helpful tools), they don’t begin to compare in significance to the teacher-child relationship, which is human and mutual. A computer can help you learn to spell HUG, but it can never know the risk or the joy of actually giving or receiving one."

 

Like Fred, the authors consider what is best for the child’s development and learning. And like Fred they share a commitment to using technology as a tool to support relationships, social-emotional development, and prosocial behaviors. 

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The Book App “Gold Rush” Reveals More Misinformation than Financial Success Stories : The Digital Media Diet

The Book App “Gold Rush” Reveals More Misinformation than Financial Success Stories : The Digital Media Diet | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

As the developer of an Alice title, David was sensitive to a story about a book app version of Alice to recently make a splash in technology news. Just over two weeks ago, on September 29, 2014, the website VentureBeat covered a ‘story’ about an Alice in Wonderland app that claimed to be making $70,000 a week from iTunes downloads. The journalist, Tom Cheredar, was responsive to the onslaught of developers and other industry insiders who immediately saw this claim as highly suspect. Upon further investigation, VentureBeat issued an ‘update’ at the top of the article that stated:

VentureBeat has learned that the revenue figure ($70,000 for the final week of August 2014) provided by The Alice App’s creator was not accurate, and cannot be independently verified. We apologize, and have added a note to the corresponding paragraph where revenue for The Alice App is first mentioned.

- See more at: http://digitalmediadiet.com/?p=3354

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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Transmedia in Children’s Apps: Now Is the Time for Innovation

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Transmedia in Children’s Apps: Now Is the Time for Innovation | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

In 2012, the phrase “Digital Wild West” was used as a catch-all to describe the unregulated and chaotic status of the children’s app landscape. Although the field is still characterized by relatively few rules and low “survival rate,” several efforts have been made to help parents and educators separate the good from the bad, or as the Children’s Technology Review calls it, “dust from magic.”

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Excellent Read!

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A propos du transmédia dans les applications pour enfants

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Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age: Picture Book App Trends

Challenges and Opportunities in the Digital Age: Picture Book App Trends | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Last week at the Bookseller’s Annual Children’s Conference, one bit of commentary on the picture book app sent dozens of messages to my assorted in-boxes. The critic, Nicolette Jones (a children’s book reviewer for London’s Sunday Times) was reported as saying,

“What I have more reservations about, although I see some publishers working very hard at it, are the kind of apps that replace a book. Picture book apps. I’ve never seen a picture book-app that does something that a book doesn’t do better.”

First of all, I wasn’t there nor have I spoken to Ms. Jones directly. I always assume comments like this might have some additional context. I’ve been misquoted out-of-context many times and cannot help but empathize with the challenging role she fills as a cultural critic. However, I also have heard very similar and wrong-headed assertions from many people who think they understand every aspect of the picture book and are satisfied with this format as it is, thank you very much.

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Are Tablets the Way Out of Child Illiteracy?

Are Tablets the Way Out of Child Illiteracy? | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Most of the businesses on Main Street in Roanoke, Alabama, are shuttered. Through the windows of Phillips Brothers Hardware and Steve’s Downtown Barber Shop you can see upturned chairs and faded Crimson Tide posters. The Martin Theatre remains a brick shell from the fire that gutted it in 1980, before a run of Friday the 13th. There’s a newer commercial strip on the highway that bypasses this town of 6,000, but also a sense that Roanoke has never fully revived since the Handley textile mill closed four decades ago.
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This other country | FutureBook

This other country | FutureBook | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

But perhaps the biggest area of debate coming out of the Children's Conference was around the future of the book app. It has long-fascinated me that despite the huge growth of the Apple App Store, traditional book publishers have struggled to find a way of building sustainable app-based businesses. As The Bookseller's children's editor Charlotte Eyre has written recently, children's publishers have become particularly wary and many have simply vacated the space.

 

- See more at: http://www.futurebook.net/content/other-country#sthash.glOp0CJ1.dpuf

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How Broken is Discovery on the App Store? This Broken.

The App Store now has over 1.2 million apps and while developers know searching for something specific doesn't always yield the results you'd expect, often it's downright ridiculous.
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Shiny Appy Children | Natalia Kucirkova

Shiny Appy Children | Natalia Kucirkova | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Natalia Kucirkova: Current research suggests that the interactivity that makes children’s apps and digital books so exciting may be disrupting traditional literacy development. But do storyapps offer important benefits?
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Jean-Michel Durantet's curator insight, December 18, 4:34 AM

Un article de The Guardian sur les storyapps, les livres numériques enrichis pour enfants.

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Tere is room for all...

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Second Bite: Can Apple clear its name in the ebooks drama?

Second Bite: Can Apple clear its name in the ebooks drama? | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
On eve of price-fixing appeal, iBooks negotiator Eddy Cue says he'd "do it again"--but "take better notes."
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Why Audiobooks Are the Next Big Thing in Self-Publishing | Mediashift | PBS

Why Audiobooks Are the Next Big Thing in Self-Publishing | Mediashift | PBS | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
I’m listening to the audio version my first book, Burning the Map. Which means, I’m listening to a talented actor, Piper Goodeve, inhabit the voice and the soul of Casey Evers, a character I wrote long ago, a character I wasn’t sure I’d see (or hear) from again. It’s even more gratifying because I produced the audiobook.
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Special Issue Repost: At what age should we put babies on a digital media diet? : The Digital Media Diet

Special Issue Repost: At what age should we put babies on a digital media diet? : The Digital Media Diet | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

A recent New York Times article points to a glaring inconsistency between the amount of “screen time” toddlers have using tablets, phones and computers – and the advice of many early years specialists.

 

In fact, there are several apps specifically developed for (and enjoyed by) two-year-olds and even one-year-olds, yet the official guidance from the American Paediatric Association states that:

 

“Television and other entertainment media should be avoided for infants and children under age two.”

 

So why is the age of two a milestone that matters?

 

- See more at: http://digitalmediadiet.com/?p=3371

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Exceptional post about young children & screen time in the 'digital age'.

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360blog » Blog Archive » Minding the Milliseconds of Childhood

360blog » Blog Archive » Minding the Milliseconds of Childhood | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

If we look at the amount of time a child has to enjoy being a child, it works out to something like 6,753 days, or 157,680 hours. Every hour of childhood is important, as is every second. Who knew, but milliseconds seem to matter as well. Engaging a child successfully in an interactive experience can boil down to what happens within a fraction of a second.

 

While working in the children’s interactive industry for many years, there’s one question I’m asked more than any other ... 

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Video in Enhanced Ebooks: How? Why?

Video in Enhanced Ebooks: How? Why? | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Enhanced ebooks have been a cause of much excitement over the past few years -- and with good reason. One of the things that an ebook can do that a paper-and-ink book can't is to add embedded video and sound....
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Entering a Children's Picture Book, Literally and Digitally - Publishing Perspectives

Entering a Children's Picture Book, Literally and Digitally - Publishing Perspectives | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
How can the digital age use the tried-and-true concept of a picture book to create something new and wonderful for children?
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New Media in Youth Librarianship: Chapter One of the Little eLit Book

New Media in Youth Librarianship: Chapter One of the Little eLit Book | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

Today, we here at Little eLit are happy to release the first chapter of our book, Young Children, New Media, and Libraries. This chapter, entitled “New Media in Youth Librarianship,” was written by Cen Campbell and myself. It’s available by clicking here, or on the image below.

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The first chapter of our @LittleeLit self-published book for Librarians & Educators - expect a new chapter each month and the full book available for download by the summer of 2015!

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Why do Digital Storybooks Mostly Suck?

Why do Digital Storybooks Mostly Suck? | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Recently at a convocation of publishers of children’s books, Nicolette Jones, children’s book editor for the Times of London, made this provocative statement: “I’ve never seen a picture book-app th...
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Interesting thoughts from iBook dev, David Neal, creator of AliceWinks iBook.

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What's apt in an app? #FutureChat recap | The Bookseller

What's apt in an app? #FutureChat recap | The Bookseller | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it

And if you're trying to choose an app for your child?


It depends on what your goal is. If your goal is to strengthen your child's skills with multiplication...figure that out first. Because it's very easy to get distracted by the bells and whistles and interaction in an app. And forget why you got there in the first place.


That's Clarisa Kluver (seen as @iPad _storytime on Twitter), in a "Family Confidential" video with Annie Fox. It was pointed out to us by FutureBook community member (and apps man) Dave Neal, following our #FutureChat on children's apps Friday. And while Kluver -- who also joined us Friday -- isn't limited in her comments to reading or book apps, a lot of what she's saying touches on some of the fundamental issues in the space. It's some of those issues -- as flagged during The Bookseller's recent Children's Conference #kidsconf14 -- that will be talked about at Frankfurt Book Fair this week. For many publishers, the question of apps has become a confused one, a kind of sideline in terms of questionable sales and controversial learning values.

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Some Notes On Children's Literature Critics And Their Thinkings About Apps

Some Notes On Children's Literature Critics And Their Thinkings About Apps | Publishing Digital Book Apps for Kids | Scoop.it
Unfortunately we weren't able to attend the Bookseller's Children's Conference held in London last month, mostly because we live on the other side of the world. Nevertheless, I read children's book...
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