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HacKid — The HacKid Conference

HacKid is a new kind of conference focused on providing an interactive, hands-on experience for the entire family — kids aged 5-17 & their parents — in order to raise awareness, excitement and understanding of technology, gaming, mathematics, safety, privacy, networking, security and engineering and their impact on society and culture.
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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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How Makerspaces Help Local Economies

How Makerspaces Help Local Economies | Transmedia 4 Kids | 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 | 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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U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015

U.S. Smartphone Use in 2015 | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
Nearly two-thirds of Americans now own a smartphone. 19% of Americans rely to some extent on a smartphone for internet access, but the connections to digital resources that they offer are tenuous for many of these users.
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Interesting stats on how smartphones are used RE access, publishing & edtech

 

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Co.Design | business + design

Co.Design | business + design | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
Inspiring stories about innovation and business, seen through the lens of design.
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#Playful innovative approach to book discovery.

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Eric Huang: Made in Me - a new kind of independent publisher | The Bookseller

Eric Huang: Made in Me - a new kind of independent publisher | The Bookseller | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: Cha
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Inspiring read if you are experimenting an working in children's media. Made In Me is creating a new business model by staying agile with an eye toward telling their brand stories across platforms (aka transmedia).

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CHILDWISE - a leading specialist in research with children and young people

CHILDWISE - a leading specialist in research with children and young people | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
CHILDWISE - a full service research agency specialising in market research with children, young people, and those involved with children, including parents, grandparents, teachers and other professionals
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The Monitor is a comprehensive annual report focused on children and young people's media consumption, purchasing habits and social issues.

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FableVision Learning and Lulu Jr. Announce Partnership to Tackle Writing Challenges for Kids With New Online Book Publishing Platform

FableVision Learning and Lulu Jr. Announce Partnership to Tackle Writing Challenges for Kids With New Online Book Publishing Platform | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
There's no feeling quite as awesome as holding your very own published book in your hands for the first time. Two companies have joined forces to make this magical moment a reality for kids around the ...
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Interesting move. User Generated Content from the wee ones.

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Draw your own Adventure Time

Draw your own Adventure Time | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
Mobile game publisher Cartoon Network Games has just released Adventure Time Game Wizard, a new app that lets kids draw their own Adventure Time game levels with pencil and paper.
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Nice User Generate Content. ; )

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Intentional Environments: Designing a Culture of Co-creation

Design doesn’t happen inside a vacuum. It happens inside teams, inside the context of relationships, inside physical spaces, inside organizations with very par…
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Good food for thought when designing Enviroments...

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With its new music magazine, Medium still doesn't know if it's a platform or publication. And that's OK.

With its new music magazine, Medium still doesn't know if it's a platform or publication. And that's OK. | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
When discussing the newest crop of media startups, journalists often bring up the dichotomy of "platform vs publication." Sites like Twitter are primarily thought of as platforms. While Twitter's o...
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Interesting considerations around engaging audience and creating publishing revenue streams.

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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 | 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 | 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 | 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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MESS Days: Working with Children to Design and Deliver Worthwhile Mobile Experiences User Experience Magazine

MESS Days: Working with Children to Design and Deliver Worthwhile Mobile Experiences User Experience Magazine | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
User Experience features significant and unique articles dealing with the broad field of user experience.
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Love this design thinking. "In several projects we have used our own pioneering approach with children, called MESS (Mad Evaluation Sessions with Schoolchildren) days. MESS days are events where a whole school class of children take part in a series of activities that typically include evaluations of products, design sessions, small research studies, and activities that are purely for fun. What is unique about MESS days is that we occupy a whole classroom of children for anything between an hour and all day, depending on the work being done. The MESS day epitomizes our approach to research and interaction design with children—that it will be messy, that it should be inclusive, that it should be fun, and that it should be fast paced and constantly refreshing." -Janet Read

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Templar to publish children’s titles from Jane Foster | The Bookseller

Templar to publish children’s titles from Jane Foster | The Bookseller | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
Templar is set to publ
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#Kidlit Publishers continue to look for artists with their own fan base & platforms for picture book idea.

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Transmedia and Education: How Transmedia Is Changing the Way We Learn - The Digital Shift

Transmedia and Education: How Transmedia Is Changing the Way We Learn - The Digital Shift | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
SLJ explores how transmedia storytelling, or telling a story across media platforms, has cracked open possibilities for educators to teach and assess, as well as opportunities for students to learn.
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An overview of how transmedia play can engage kids and help them learn right where they are.

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Children's apps: 'Technology interferes with the story in most apps'

Children's apps: 'Technology interferes with the story in most apps' | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
Author and critic Nicolette Jones says she’s never seen a picture-book app doing something a book can’t do better. By Stuart Dredge
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Interesting considerations. “What works for me is the stuff that extends the book. Apps, they replace the space in your imagination with something that’s... the interactivity is appealing for children, but the best picture books are interactive in another way.” -Nicolette Jones

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PBS KIDS intros Nature Cat

PBS KIDS intros Nature Cat | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
Debuting on PBS KIDS this fall, the new show for three to eights encourages kids to go outside and explore, courtesy of fearless feline Fred.
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Another great transmedia experience from the PBS team. "The TV series is part of a multiplatform property, which will also include interactive content online and on mobile. Spiffy Pictures has teamed up with CloudKid to develop a series of games, hands-on activities and parent resources online at pbskids.org, as well as mobile apps.

The mobile experience, in particular, will provide tools to support exploration and engagement with the natural world. Digital content will launch in fall 2015." Kidscreen Blog

 
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Around the world in 360° (3 Global Publishing Megatrends) | The Frankfurt Book Fair Blog

Around the world in 360° (3 Global Publishing Megatrends) | The Frankfurt Book Fair Blog | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
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3 Global Publishing Trends via Holger Volland: 1. mobile 2. 360 value chain (transmedia) 3. education

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A List of All Educational Twitter Chats Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A List of All Educational Twitter Chats Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transmedia 4 Kids | Scoop.it
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Big list of twitterchats & hashtags but I didn't see #makerEd, #webliteracy, #digilit or #digitalstorytelling

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