"When the ePub file format was created for e-books, it was meant to be an open standard, meaning that ePub e-books could be opened and read on any compatible device. Amazon went its own way with the Kindle and its proprietary AZW e-book format, but a wide range of competitors adopted ePub and did their part to make it a fair, ubiquitous format for all. Devices from Sony, Barnes & Noble and Kobo all support ePub, and when Apple released iBooks for iOS along with the iBookstore, it was announced that it would adopt ePub as its standard e-book format as well."
"In this age of tech-crazed kids, helping teens become more educated news consumers is more important than ever. According to the American Library Association (ALA), which announced on February 21 a two-year $750,000 campaign to help boost teens' ability to critically examine the news, this is a necessary skill in a world in which Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites are prime sources for learning about the day's events."
"The debates about schools and social media are a subject of great public and policy interests. In reality, the debate has been shaped by one key fact: the almost universal decision by school administrators to block social media. Because social media is such a big part of many students social lives, cultural identities, and informal learning networks schools actually find themselves grappling with social media everyday but often from a defensive posture—reacting to student disputes that play out over social media or policing rather than engaging student’s social media behaviors. . . ."
"A recently released study conducted with a panel of 100 millennials by MTV advises that if marketers take the time to understand the everyday language of their target audience, they can speak to them more effectively.
Fluency in the particular language cues of the current generation, the study says, could serve as a valuable tool for marketers to package relatable messages to a millennial audience in their ad campaigns.
The study also says marketers should draw on what millennial lingo reveals about them, namely:
The desire to be seen as smart and funny; and appreciation for clever and quick wit Originality and authenticity A heightened sense of drama about their own lives Optimism over rebellion. . . "
Through our interactive projects, journals, games and publications, this treasure trove from author Bill Zimmerman provides people of all ages with affirmation of the human spirit, encouragement of their own creativity and sense of fun, and words...
"The way in which we publish today has been directly shaped by the history of printing, publishing and copyright law. To understand why publishing today is typically ‘closed by default’ – and to understand why it need not remain so any longer – we must first understand how the current publishing and copyright models originated."
The iPad of 1935 “ The April, 1935 issue of Everyday Science and Mechanics included this nift invention which was to be the next logical step in the world of publishing. Basically a microfilm reader...
Librarians are a key component of helping organize the world's information. Despite search engine's making it much easier to access information, librarians will still be a critical component to organizing the internet's taxonomy.
A menagerie of virtual 3D animals that swim, eat bugs, and fly is helping autistic children develop crucial reading skills at Audubon Park Elementary in Orlando, Florida. Teachers at the nearby Baldwin Park public school say Letters Alive, software that combines interactive 3D technology with sounds, words, and realistic animal actions, is helping the school’s 50 autistic children overcome the challenges they encounter when learning to read....
Weinberg Foundation/Baltimore Reads Launch Book DriveBradenton HeraldIt's the next chapter of the Baltimore Elementary and Middle School Library Project, which means filling up those new libraries with new books!
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