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Market trends, politics, technologies, media, and innovations at the crossroads of 21st-century entertainment and education.
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Digital Bytes | Common Sense Media

Digital Bytes | Common Sense Media | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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Now THAT'S Smart Media, right there: ''Digital Bytes teaches teens digital citizenship through student-directed, media-rich activities that tackle real-world dilemmas. Teens learn from the experiences of their peers then create collaborative projects that voice their ideas for making smart, safe choices online.''

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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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Parents covet couch time with their kids

Parents covet couch time with their kids | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Roughly 60% of US parents see watching TV as a means to connect with their teens, according to a recent study conducted by the Cable & Telecommunications Association for Marketing (CTAM) and C+R Research entitled Watching Gens X, Y, & i.
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Do u h8 h8? DoSomething.org Wants Teens To Text For Social Good :)

Do u h8 h8? DoSomething.org Wants Teens To Text For Social Good :) | Smart Media | Scoop.it
It’s a constant challenge for social causes: how to expand reach while really engaging potential and current volunteers and donors. The answer might just be found in the back pocket of a teenager’s jeans.

 

[A great read for those incorporating mobile in their transmedia worlds.]


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Panel: Teen Market at the Heart of Transmedia's Explosion | MIPJunior 2011

Moderator Christophe Erbes, Author and Consultant, MEDIA (C)NSULTING, France Speakers Nuno Bernardo, Managing Director, beActive, S.A., Portugal Donna Friedm...

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Transmedia Trailblazers: SLJ Reviews Six Multiplatform Titles — The Digital Shift

Transmedia Trailblazers: SLJ Reviews Six Multiplatform Titles — The Digital Shift | Smart Media | Scoop.it
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Book List: The Best of Transmedia & Alternate Format Storytelling

Book List: The Best of Transmedia & Alternate Format Storytelling | Smart Media | 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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Nuno Bernardo on how to make the audience part of social entertainment series.

Nuno Bernardo on how to make the audience part of social entertainment series. | Smart Media | Scoop.it
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Sweety High heads confidently into girls’ worlds

Sweety High heads confidently into girls’ worlds | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The class of girl-skewing social networks has its latest newcomer in Sweety High, a brand-new online community developed by a panel of seasoned kids entertainment execs - including former leaders from Stadoll, Disney, Sony and Nickelodeon.
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RUT Sizzle Commercial

R U There? is the story of Max, a fatherless teen with the power to alter the course of humanity by using a mysterious handheld device, the Xoosh.
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Transmedia views: An interview with Nuno Bernardo | i-docs

Transmedia views: An interview with Nuno Bernardo | i-docs | Smart Media | Scoop.it

An interview with the creator of interactive on-line teen series Sofia's Diary.

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