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Interactive entertainment and enlightenment for kids and the young-at-heart.
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Book List: The Best of Transmedia & Alternate Format Storytelling

Book List: The Best of Transmedia & Alternate Format Storytelling | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Books are amazing in the way that they can create a whole world using nothing but words. That being said, there is also something to be said for transmedia storytelling. Transmedia storytelling is ...
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A little list of winning youth transmedia reads - from the horse's mouth, so to speak. 

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Introducing TED-Ed Clubs, for students interested in giving a TED talk | TED Blog

Introducing TED-Ed Clubs, for students interested in giving a TED talk | TED Blog | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
TED-Ed Clubs help students identify an idea they are passionate about ... and then create a TED-style talk to share it with their peers.
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Brilliant idea for the younger set.

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For teen readers who adopt eReading, it appears the whole pie grows.

A recent PubTrak survey from R.R. Bowker indicated that teens remain reluctant when it comes to e-books. Accustomed to social media, they find that electronic stories have “too many restrictions,” according to the report.
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Kids take plot into their hands in new interactive eBook

Kids take plot into their hands in new interactive eBook | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
In MetaWars: Blood Nexus, a new YA eBook from UK startup Freed Fiction and author Jeff Norton, readers take control of the story and make decisions through game-like actions.
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From the screenshot, looks more like a bog-standard choose-your-own-adventure book than ''game-like'' interactions. But I just may have to see for myself...

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Book, movie and gaming deals in place for James Frey’s YA series

Book, movie and gaming deals in place for James Frey’s YA series | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
HarperCollins US and UK have picked up the English-language rights to author James Frey's young adult interactive trilogy Endgame in their respective territories and its theatrical rights are now in the hands of Twentieth Century Fox.
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Will be very interesting to see how this goes down commercially, as arguably the first truly transmedia, big budget franchise for youth.

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