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Resources & innovative ideas using cross-media/transmedia storytelling methods in children's publishing & Maker Education. Focus on Empathy & web/digital literacy as social engagement
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"Trash Tycoon" Brings Eco-Responsibility to Social Gaming

"Trash Tycoon" Brings Eco-Responsibility to Social Gaming | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
Trash Tycoon, social gaming startup Guerillapps' first green-themed social game for Facebook, launched Tuesday.
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Interview with Rick Richter, CEO of Ruckus Media, BEA 2011

Rick Richter, CEO of Ruckus Media Group, discusses devices and the children's market, app discoverability, gamification, and the place of "pure-play" digital...
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Nolan Bushnell aims to disrupt schools with edutainment | VentureBeat

Nolan Bushnell aims to disrupt schools with edutainment | VentureBeat | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
Game entrepreneur Nolan Bushnell, the father of video games, said that he plans to disrupt education with a new startup aimed at getting kids to learn via technology and games.

“What am I working on?” he said. “I want to fix education in the world. As soon as I work on that, I am going to work on world hunger and then world peace.”
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Toying with Transmedia: The Future of Entertainment is Child’s Play | MIT World

Toying with Transmedia: The Future of Entertainment is Child’s Play | MIT World | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
In what could be the ultimate twist on Toy Story, Henry Jenkins suggests that action figures -- those Star Wars and Masters of the Universe dolls from a few decades ago -- had the power to spark human creativity and transcend their original function.
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What Games Have Changed

What Games Have Changed | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
As a game maker and the co-president of Games for Change, I was thrilled to be invited by Kotaku to discuss some of the recent developments in the field of games for learning, health and social impact.

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Critical-Gaming Network - Blog - Story Design - Story Telling pt.1

The following is a universal system to break down and compare all types of stories. While I've come up with some revolutionary and radical game design theories in the past, I believe tackling story design will be much simpler. Our intuitions about the craft of storytelling should go a long way here. So, be patient if it all seems somewhat obvious
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Successful Curriculum for Youth Workshops

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In the past year, we have developed a curriculum to disseminate game design, development process, computational thinking and problem-solving skills using game development.

The computer and video game industry employs more than 80,000 people in 31 states in the United States alone. It is projected the industry will support more than a quarter of a million American jobs in the coming year.
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CIC 2011 - Learning Games Interview w Henry Jenkins

Scott Traylor of 360KID interviews media theorist and educator Henry Jenkins about what educational publishers should consider when making learning games for...
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