The Parents Choice Award examines various products and now includes a special section for Mobile Apps for kids. The results for The Fall 2011 Small Screen have just been released and Fun Educational Apps thought you might like to know.
Launching a new business led us to an unexpected discovery and has opened our eyes to the influential world of social media. As we thought of various ways to market our e-books, we came across some women who make it their business to be informed about products for their children – mom bloggers. We got to know some of the women who left careers to run websites or write blogs full time and we quickly realized how influential the parents of our target market could be. We want to introduce you to one of these moms, in particular, who gave a good portion of her time to get to know us while we came to understand how she started her website and why she continues to do what she does.
Carisa Kluver is a working mom, who made her website she began as a hobby into her full-time job. http://Digital-storytime.com launched in December 2010 and is an e-book/app review site. Carisa started the site after trying to find helpful reviews from other sites for the large collection of e-books she kept on her iPad. She quickly realized that the sites that she discovered did not necessarily provide the information that she, as a parent, was looking for ...
Dash and Ditto is a fun, entertaining app for kids 3 to 7 that helps hone their skills while playing! Watch our video-review to see how and why you'll want it!
Dash & Ditto just dropped the price of their app to only $1.99!
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Self-publishing and ebooks have carried a stigma from day one by naysayers and the traditional publishing world. They forecast the book publishing pipe filled with poor and unreadable digital content because of the self-publishing ebook author. There has been an increase in errors and poor formatting introduced by the new digital books compared to their pbook counterparts to be sure. So what has gone wrong? And why are these mistakes happening?
One of the things that I’m hoping pays off is AuthorBuzz, which is largely invisible to the average reader, but I think is a great way of getting grassroots word of mouth going among the bookselling community.
I was thrilled last school year when our First Graders created their own Read Along Audiobook for the iPad. My regret was that while it was created TO BE READ on the iPad, it was not CREATED on the iPad.
Below are several easy steps to follow for communicating the intent of your design to your team members that are responsible for coding your applications.
Whether you hire externally or do it as a family, being clear and concise always leads to better, cleaner product results. Which of course, means more productivity for everyone.
We’ve listed several “steps” that we use as a team for creating coherence when writing our requirements: 1. A text narrative providing high-level app context, 2. A scope outline listing product features, 3. Detailed screen design, 4. A file inventory, and 5. Putting it all together in a readable and understandable workflow document.
The traditional media model of gatekeepers is slowly giving way to niche communities that source and inform the creative process. The new era of storytelling is upon us, thanks in large part to the social web.
I was very excited to learn from my friend and Vermont College of Fine Arts classmate Lindsey Lane that she had acquired the rights to her first picture book, Snuggle Mountain, and then created a smartphone app for the book. Finally, someone who could explain this mysterious process! I've interviewed Lindsey, and am delighted to have her here this week.
The much awaited second book from Nosy Crow is here and fans of their first book app, The Three Little Pigs, will not be disappointed. Cinderella captivates readers of all ages and brings even more interactivity to the classic tale of a girl, her fairy godmother & a mysterious glass slipper. You can help Cinderella tidy the house, dress the mean step-sisters for the ball, and even pick the pumpkin to be turned into a carriage.
I have a child with dyslexia and one of my biggest ambitions is to help my children love reading. Mrs. Grace Adkins in our learning lab is an invaluable help in this way and sent me some links to current research on the topic.
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