Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children
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Apple iPad usage habits - infographic - Telegraph

Apple iPad usage habits - infographic - Telegraph | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
A new survey has revealed the usage habits of British iPad owners. Here are
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Exploring the intersection of Children's Publishing (books, toys, apps, games), Maker Education (#steam) & Transmedia Storytelling
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[1606.07772] The emotional arcs of stories are dominated by six basic shapes

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Fascinating read, especially the Cinderella graph: rise, dramatic fall, dramatic rise.
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Go Set A Watchman: read the first chapter - interactive

Go Set A Watchman: read the first chapter - interactive | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
An exclusive extract from the new novel by Harper Lee, the author of To Kill A Mockingbird, published on 14 July
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Great entry point into a story. Watch more movement develop as storytelling grows up online.
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18 STEM books your kids will love - Today's Parent

18 STEM books your kids will love - Today's Parent | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
Want to prepare your child for a career in science, technology, engineering or math? Get them started with these great STEM books.
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Kidlit publishing: 18 #stem #steam books for curious kids - for home or school
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A New Project Aims to Bring E-Books to Lower-Income Students

A New Project Aims to Bring E-Books to Lower-Income Students | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
“This looks just like Netflix,” my 9-year-old niece, Cameran, said as she scrolled through a new app on my iPhone. “Are these all books?” In late Febr
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Well this is a smart publishing strategy: collaboration.
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On serialising content - BookMachine

On serialising content - BookMachine | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
The Pigeonhole is a made-for-mobile digital book club, serialising their books in installments delivered straight to a reader’s virtual bookshelf on the iOS app or website. Here Commissioning Editor, Sarah Ream, tells us what to consider when serialising content and shares insights into work works well. When I began at The Pigeonhole, I naively assumed …
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Greg James and Chris Smith are writing children’s books for Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury Children's Books are happy to announce the acquisition of 'Kid Normal', the first novel for children by radio personalities Greg James and Chris ...
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This makes sense with the rise in popularity of the podcast.
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Copyright Principles and Priorities to Foster a Creative Digital Marketplace | Law Theories

Copyright Principles and Priorities to Foster a Creative Digital Marketplace | Law Theories | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
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A look at the much needed review & overhaul of the Copyright laws in the United States.

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Bright Group International | Bright’s YouTube Channel – Bridging the gap from page to screen

Bright Group International | Bright’s YouTube Channel – Bridging the gap from page to screen | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
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Transmedia Storytelling & Children's Publishing are a perfect match. Meeting kids on the platforms they play in/with is becoming even more important. Transmedia storytelling across platforms not only increases engagement but discoverability. - Cynthia Jabar

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Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online "almost constantly."
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Teenage girls use social media sites and platforms — particularly visually-oriented ones — for sharing more than their male counterparts do. For their part, boys are more likely than girls to own gaming consoles and play video games.

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The Moral Questions Raised by the Rise of Maker Culture

The Moral Questions Raised by the Rise of Maker Culture | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
Thinking through the consequences of the proliferation of powerful tools and technologies.
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"Educational Challenges: One interesting line of discussion involved the kind of education that people will need to thrive in this rapidly changing world. At each panel, a worried parent approached the microphone during the Q&A period and asked for advice on how to steer children through these rapidly shifting waters." - John Tierney

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Teaching Tips for Educational Media | Research | PBS KIDS Lab

Teaching Tips for Educational Media | Research | PBS KIDS Lab | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
PBS KIDS Lab: a mobile guide to the best in math and literacy games from Ready to Learn. Available in English and Spanish.
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A PBS (transmedia) site "powered by A READY TO LEARN GRANT"

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Tips for Using Transmedia In Out-Of-School Settings

Tips for Using Transmedia In Out-Of-School Settings | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
The experiences of PBS stations implementing resources from The Ready To Learn Initiative locally suggest that expanded learning providers and public media stations can make effective use of PBS KIDS transmedia content
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The experiences of PBS stations implementing resources from The Ready To Learn Initiative locally suggest that expanded learning providers and public media stations can make effective use of PBS KIDS transmedia content - See more at: http://naaweb.org/tip-of-the-week/item/130-tips-for-using-transmedia-in-out-of-school-settings#sthash.mYClGLW0.dpuf
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Child Development 101 For Interactive Media Designers

Read a sample or download Child Development 101 For Interactive Media Designers by Warren with iBooks.
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Ideal for novice and professional interactive designers, this is the iPad edition of the handout packet used for Dust or Magic events, with links. There are four sections.  
Section 1 covers major theories of human development with specific examples of both dust and magic. 
Section 2 covers developmental stages, with milestones. 
Section 3 shows how theory can inform design, with more examples.
Section 4 provides links to talks given by design experts.- iTunes

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Diversity in children’s apps: ‘Gender depictions tend to be very stereotyped’

Diversity in children’s apps: ‘Gender depictions tend to be very stereotyped’ | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
But a growing number of developers are thinking hard about how they present gender, race and socio-economic differences
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We need to represent kids in media for 2 reasons: 1. It's the right thing to do, and 2. Boredom! (ask any kid what they find interesting - it's not sameness)
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To Help Students Learn, Engage the Emotions

To Help Students Learn, Engage the Emotions | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
“It is literally neurobiologically impossible to think deeply about things that you don’t care about,” says the neuroscientist Mary Helen Immordino-Yang.
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We know #empathy engages kids in learning. IMHO, it's just another reason to develop & bring back arts education in all our schools.
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Vinyl sales brought in more money than "free" streams in 2015

Vinyl sales brought in more money than "free" streams in 2015 | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
As pointed out by Pitchfork, in 2015 vinyl sales brought in more money than the income received from free online streaming services. Note that this figure was based on gross sales as determined by sticker price, and not on net profit recouped by labels or artists.
In 2015, vinyl sales rose 3
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Jackie Carter, Who Pushed for Racial Diversity in Children’s Books, Dies at 62

Jackie Carter, Who Pushed for Racial Diversity in Children’s Books, Dies at 62 | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
A publishing executive and writer, she devoted her career to editing and releasing books that might captivate minority children and also reflect their lives.
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Thank you for your visionary leadership.
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Hang Out, Mess Around, Geek Out—Studio NPL Puts Pro-Grade Media In The Hands Of Youth | Educator Innovator

Hang Out, Mess Around, Geek Out—Studio NPL Puts Pro-Grade Media In The Hands Of Youth | Educator Innovator | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
Studio NPL is changing the very definition of library, surrounding their students with cutting-edge technology to teach them how to learn. Adult mentors are trained to cultivate an environment that makes it easy to HOMAGO: Hang Out, Mess Around, Geek Out. It’s a simple philosophy that encourages a low-pressure, broad-spectrum approach to learning. Rather than starting their students with in-depth workshops, learning tools are left out in the open, always accessible for experimenting. Kids who express interest in particular subjects are then channeled toward resources for deeper exploration. Studio NPL aims to help the teenagers of Nashville find their passion by giving them access to technology that might otherwise be out of reach. Niq explains that the ultimate goal is “to grow the next great citizen of this community, both locally and globally.”

The students of Studio NPL will leave as highly skilled individuals with advanced technological savvy and minds filled with unlimited potential. That’s good news for Nashville and the world beyond.

Via Jim Lerman
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The Story of Your Life

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.
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Ankama Launches New Transmedia IP, ‘Abraca’

Ankama Launches New Transmedia IP, ‘Abraca’ | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
Commissioned by France Televisions, 26-episode slapstick series taking place in the magical realm of Imagi is set to air in France mid-2017.
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Interesting mix of platforms, nice to see comics in there.

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Books in the Home Are Strongly Linked to Academic Achievement

Books in the Home Are Strongly Linked to Academic Achievement | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
Test scores from 42 nations provide evidence of the benefits of having a home library.
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Nice to see the research back up what we already know. Books + kids is a recipe for success.

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How Makerspaces Help Local Economies

How Makerspaces Help Local Economies | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
New technologies like 3-D printers and laser cutters have boosted entrepreneurial activity in American communities.
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Minecraft and The Future of Transmedia Learning | DMLcentral

Minecraft and The Future of Transmedia Learning | DMLcentral | Transmedia 4 Kids: Creating Content For Children | Scoop.it
EPIC HEADSHOP: The Evolution of Minecraft
When my 8-year-old son typed “epic headshop at 31;65” into the command prompt, I realized the Minecraft I knew was dead. In its place something new had emerged. If I wanted to keep using it as a vehicle for advancing learning goals, it was high time for a serious reevaluation.
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TASC: Every Hour Counts: Document Library: Bringing Transmedia to Expanded Learning Settings: Emerging Practices

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With support from the United States Department of Education, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and Public Broadcasting System (PBS) are leading Ready To Learn, an initiative designed to develop and deploy dynamic new educational content to support math and literacy learning among children ages two to eight, especially those living in poverty. This approach, known as “transmedia storytelling,” or simply “transmedia,” utilizes the appeal of familiar characters and narratives across multiple platforms—including interactive games, television series, and websites—to create a coordinated and connected learning experience for children.

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▶ Mobile Technology is for Kids: Hal Abelson and Josh Sheldon Discuss MIT App Inventor - YouTube

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"Mobile Technology is for kids" - Hal Abelson

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