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Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

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Fresh powder beckoned 16 expert skiers and snowboarders into the backcountry. Then the snow gave way.
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brilliant example how digital can support and create a new experience partnering with text

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Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek

Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek | Rich eBooks | Scoop.it
Fresh powder beckoned 16 expert skiers and snowboarders into the backcountry. Then the snow gave way.
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Very Interesting Digital Newsstory Experience

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The App’s the Thing: Shakespeare Goes Social

The App’s the Thing: Shakespeare Goes Social | Rich eBooks | Scoop.it

Shakespeare is going digital.

Notre Dame professor Elliott Visconsi has co-created a new app for the iPad called The Tempest that he says helps accelerate student learning by allowing them to develop deeper comprehension in less time than solitary reading. At the heart of the app is a social network that encourages students to communicate their interpretations and collaborate with others.

 


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“We wanted collaboration, interpretive depth, and the exchange of ideas to be the very foundation of the reading experience, and not just an overlay.”
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...With these authoring tools, you are providing an environment in which people are encouraged to produce and not just passively consume. So what kind of impact have these social tools had on student engagement, comprehension and appreciation of “The Tempest?”

Visconsi: Students and teachers get further into the play faster, with deeper comprehension than by solitary reading. Along the lines of the flipped classroom metaphor, we have seen students working at a higher level in class, demonstrating deeper interpretive sophistication, and handling textual details with much more ease. They are prepared to get into complex philosophical issues sooner. They come to class better prepared, asking more strenuous questions. By getting deeper into the play and sharing notes and reading together, students are more confident. And they feel they can look to their peers in moments when they need guidance. So the app is expanding the footprint of the class. The classroom is becoming ubiquitous. Meaningful conversation can happen anytime.

We’ve found that our readers have a better intuitive understanding of the role of performance in a work of dramatic literature, and that they have expressed a lot of pleasure in discovering Shakespeare in this format. The responses have been uniformly positive; it’s thrilling to hear back from readers all over the world who are using the app and enjoying it immensely for school or pleasur


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Social is likely one of the largest benefits of e-reading

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The Adventures of an Independent Author: How to Create Fixed-Layout iBooks, Part 1

The Adventures of an Independent Author: How to Create Fixed-Layout iBooks, Part 1 | Rich eBooks | Scoop.it

great summary if you're trying to figure out in which format and tool to create an ibook that also has read-along audio

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StoryCode: Immersive Storytelling | Home

StoryCode: Immersive Storytelling | Home | Rich eBooks | Scoop.it
Storycode is a non-profit community hub for independent cross-platform storytellers and an incubator for their projects.
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Nukotoys launches interactive trading cards and apps

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Merging physical toys with mobile games, Silicon Valley startup Nukotoys has released two new educational kids apps, Animal Planet Wildlands and Monsterology, that interact with its Nuko collectible trading cards.

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Origami Engine Home :: Origami Engine

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Origami Engine is the most powerful iPad publishing software for making advanced, interactive magazines and ebooks.
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Crowd-Sourced E-Book Soundtrack | Digital Book World

Crowd-Sourced E-Book Soundtrack | Digital Book World | Rich eBooks | Scoop.it
[Press Release]  Booktrack and Indaba Music Announce the First Crowdsourced eBook Soundtrack H.G.
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How One Woman Is Saving The Book Industry--The Old-Fashioned Way

How One Woman Is Saving The Book Industry--The Old-Fashioned Way | Rich eBooks | Scoop.it
Sarah McNally is proving that the way to save publishing is to give people more books, not more gadgets.
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it's not about replacing but converging Paper and Digital

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An Article Has A Lifespan Of 37 Days, And Other Findings From Pocket

An Article Has A Lifespan Of 37 Days, And Other Findings From Pocket | Rich eBooks | Scoop.it
Nate Weiner the CEO of Pocket--the DVR of the web--pulls back the curtain on his company's data to reveal surprising ways people now read stuff online.
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Media Shelf Life

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The Identity Upgrade

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Read a sample or download The Identity Upgrade by Nora Brown & Stella Dunn with iBooks.
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rich eBook I produced with the authors Nora Brown and Stella Dunn, with the graphic artist John Dunn and the musician Bruno Steffen. It's leveraging a first set of enrichment features provided by ibooks author.

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5 Startups Working to Improve the E-Book Reading Experience

5 Startups Working to Improve the E-Book Reading Experience | Rich eBooks | Scoop.it

The next chapter of digital reading has begun.

In the past year, several startups have emerged with plans to change the way we discover, share and consume e-books. Some have focused on making e-books more interactive, others are trying to build more and better experiences around e-books.

Not all of these efforts may ultimately catch on with readers, but the hope is that they provide readers with more options and potentially inspire some of the bigger players in the space to innovate as well. With that in mind, here are some of the most exciting startups in the e-book space right now.


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Walrus Epub demo #3

Here it is! The new video demo made by the Walrus studio, involving ePub3 with a huge use of HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript. The book shown here is a digital collaboration…
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interesting combination of reading and gaming

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A History of Reading

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"What music is to the spirit, reading is to the mind" - interesting summary of book about how reading brings meaning and progress to human life

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The History 2.0 Classroom: Social Reading on the iPad: Subtext X Custom ePub

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Apps for Kids Who Love to Read: Moonbot Studios, Touch Press, and More

Apps for Kids Who Love to Read: Moonbot Studios, Touch Press, and More | Rich eBooks | Scoop.it
Forget e-books. For the child who's a bookworm, these incredible apps take reading to a whole new multidimensional level—and can be bought in time for Christmas morning.
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The First Book To Be Encoded in DNA | NewsFeed | TIME.com

The First Book To Be Encoded in DNA | NewsFeed | TIME.com | Rich eBooks | Scoop.it
Despite the fact there are 70 billion copies of it in existence, very few people have actually read the book Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves in DNA, by George Church and Ed Regis.
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Aerbook Cloud Publishing

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Aerbook Cloud Publishing: Create, publish, and share graphical eBooks and native apps made in your browser without writing any code.
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