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Market trends, politics, technologies, media, and innovations at the crossroads of 21st-century entertainment and education.
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II, III and IV: The meanest supervillains facing toy makers

II, III and IV: The meanest supervillains facing toy makers | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Second acts for characters such as Iron Man and Spider-Man may be big box-office business, but not so for those selling spin-off merchandise
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It's official, Makers: Hot, new youth franchises needed! 

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TEDYouth, in pictures | TED Blog

TEDYouth, in pictures | TED Blog | Smart Media | Scoop.it
A gallery that shows what happens when you bring 400 middle and high school students to TED.
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21st century skills are so last century!

21st century skills are so last century! | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Donald Clark opines on youth communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills, and how all are acquired - by and large - outside of the classroom. 

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Nonfiction, Common Core, and More: An ABPA Panel

Nonfiction, Common Core, and More: An ABPA Panel | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Spirits were high during a candid and informal ABPA discussion about shifts and trends in the children's publishing industry, held on April 22 in New York City.
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Interesting that major publishers reluctant to explicitly link content to Common Core standards, even while embracing opportunities it creates.

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A new initiative recruits young adults to create ways to promote adolescent literacy: Change Observer: Design Observer

A new initiative recruits young adults to create ways to promote adolescent literacy: Change Observer: Design Observer | Smart Media | Scoop.it
A new initiative recruits young adults to create ways to promote adolescent literacy...
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Code Lyoko cracks the social gaming space

Code Lyoko cracks the social gaming space | Smart Media | Scoop.it
French companies Moonscoop and 3D Duo are collaborating on a new social online game based on the Code Lyoko TV series. The companies will launch the game next spring as a Facebook app with further plans to roll it out to additional online platforms.
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