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Crayola’s Digital Shift to Ebooks | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News

Crayola’s Digital Shift to Ebooks | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Crayola has been known for decades for its crayons and markers, but in the last several years the children’s art supply manufacturer has been branching out...
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Star Wars Rebels: Attack of the consumer products

Star Wars Rebels: Attack of the consumer products | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The Star Wars Rebels animated show launches next month while Disney Consumer Products unveils a wide assortment of CPs from Hasbro, Lego, Jay Franco and Rubies.
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May the Force protect you from the pre-emptive consumer products onslaught.  

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Nick announces 2014 Animated Shorts finalists

Nick announces 2014 Animated Shorts finalists | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Nickelodeon is announcing the finalists for the 2014 Global Animated Shorts Program, its annual competition for finding creative talent and new original kids content.
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Building a Billion-Dollar Game Franchise, One ‘Skylander’ at a Time

Building a Billion-Dollar Game Franchise, One ‘Skylander’ at a Time | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Chopper from Skylanders Trap Team (Activision/Toys for Bob) I-Wei Huang has been drawing his entire life. He’s been with the company since 2002, but his value grew exponentially when Toys for Bob began working on the Skylanders franchise for publisher Activision.
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"'So successful that it’s prompted competitors like Disney and Nintendo to revamp their business strategies to get a slice of the toys-to-life pie.'' Yes, and why not? 

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US kids’ tablet usage on the rise

US kids’ tablet usage on the rise | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
It's no secret that kids are increasingly spending time on touchscreen devices, but a new NPD study shows just how popular tablets and samrtphones have become with US kids.
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Whoa - big figures here, people.

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James Dawson: ‘There are too many white faces’ in kids’ books

James Dawson: ‘There are too many white faces’ in kids’ books | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Young adult author enters children’s literature debate, saying industry needs ‘books that are diverse’, writes Alison Flood
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Diversity imperatives go beyond race.

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Hasbro lets fans become superheroes

Hasbro lets fans become superheroes | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The toymaker has partnered with Disney Consumer Products, Walmart and 3D printing company 3DPlusMe to run a new in-store promotion that creates customized action figures featuring individual fans' faces.
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OK - Aside from the eye-watering price tag, there's something slightly off-putting about this...

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Microsoft buying Mojang: End of an era or brave new world?

Microsoft buying Mojang: End of an era or brave new world? | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Dear Microsoft: Please don’t mess it up.
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Yes, Microsoft: *Please* don’t mess it up.

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Amazon heats up the kids tablet market

Amazon heats up the kids tablet market | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
With emphasis on durability and content, Amazon's new made-for-kids tab is heating up competition in the children's tablet space.
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Aaaaand - another ''kids'' tablet joins the fray. I personally question whether tablets need to be made just for kids. Content can be policed on any platform by vigilant parents and educators. 

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The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic

The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

The Successful eLearning Professionals Infographic 10 Things Successful eLearning Professionals Do Differently They Make it a Goal to Learn About Their Audience. Successful eLearning professionals know what motivates their learners to take online courses instead of spending their time on other ... http://elearninginfographics.com/successful-elearning-professionals-infographic/


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Nothing too new under the sun here, but a solid list in easy-to-digest format.

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Maria Serrano Correia's curator insight, September 16, 9:39 AM

1st things 1st - get to know your audience

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For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Educational iPad apps still popular with nine to 11s

Educational iPad apps still popular with nine to 11s | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Looking at some of the top paid iPad apps around the world for the nine to 11 demo right now, it appears kids are transitioning to more open-play adventure games, casual/social games and puzzle/creative games, but are still invested in a variety of educational apps.
Karen B Wehner's insight:

I think it's arguable how truly *educational* some of these apps are, but proves that younger (under 9) players are more dependent on parents to buy their apps, and those are more likely to be educational than recreational. 

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Six lessons youth media can teach the mainstream

Six lessons youth media can teach the mainstream | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Emma Howard: On Wednesday, 400 young media entrepreneurs met at the BFI in London – we find out which platforms we should be watching
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Inspiring stuff.

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McDonald's Is Losing the Happy Meal Crowd

McDonald's Is Losing the Happy Meal Crowd | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
McDonald's has lost its first-place position as the chain with the most "kid appeal"
Karen B Wehner's insight:

Even my own stalwart little fans of Happy Meal ''prizes'' are foregoing McD's these days, because they can't stand the food and they know I'll make them eat it if we buy it.

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Kids Are Watching the Weirdest Stuff on TV—and It's Not Always From Kids' Networks

Kids Are Watching the Weirdest Stuff on TV—and It's Not Always From Kids' Networks | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The kids market is a place where fierce competition rages between otherwise cuddly characters like Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse (yes, both are still around, albeit in newer, hipper incarnations), but it turns out there’s a contingent of children watching stuff that isn’t marketed to or made for them at all.
Karen B Wehner's insight:

Yep - kids do the darnedest things, whether we want them to or not.

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Disney's Maker Studios Pacts with MiTú to Produce Latino YouTube Content

Disney's Maker Studios Pacts with MiTú to Produce Latino YouTube Content | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Maker Studios, the YouTube multichannel network owned by Disney, reached an exclusive deal with Latino-focused MCN MiTú to develop original and branded content aimed at the fast-growing U.S. Hispan...
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Smart move.

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MGM Studios to go multi-platform with Mark Burnett

MGM Studios to go multi-platform with Mark Burnett | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The media giant has acquired 55% of Burnett's One Three Media and Lightworks Entertainment, with plans to launch a faith-based OTT service.
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Henry Winkler’s Hank Zipzer goes global

Henry Winkler’s Hank Zipzer goes global | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
DHX Media signs deals with multiple major broadcasters to take the comedy-drama series across Western, Europe, Scandinavia, Latin America, Australia and the UAE.
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Awww, have to love The Fonz paying it back.

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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 and Tech Junior | 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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Mind Candy Slims Down Ahead Of Major New Mobile Push | TechCrunch

Mind Candy Slims Down Ahead Of Major New Mobile Push | TechCrunch | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
“The website has always been the heart of the brand but over the last few years children have rapidly migrated to touchscreen devices.
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“The [Moshi Monsters] website has always been the heart of the brand but over the last few years children have rapidly migrated to touchscreen devices. '' 

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Lionsgate hires licensing veteran Kerry Phelan to grow CP ops

Lionsgate hires licensing veteran Kerry Phelan to grow CP ops | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The former head of licensing at DreamWorks will start at Lionsgate with a focus on building L&M and promotional opportunities for hit YA film franchises The Hunger Games and Divergent.
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No monkeying around for Monchhichi TV revival

No monkeying around for Monchhichi TV revival | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The hit Japanese plush doll will see new life with a TV series from OuiDO! Productions and Sekiguchi, to be distributed by PGS Entertainment.
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Such a blast from the past - can still hear that TV ad jingle in my mind! 

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F.T.C. Fines Yelp and TinyCo for Violating Children's Privacy Rules

F.T.C. Fines Yelp and TinyCo for Violating Children's Privacy Rules | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The commission found that the two companies violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, known as Coppa.
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Proof that new COPPA laws mean business!

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Viners hired for Cartoon Network’s anti-bullying campaign

Viners hired for Cartoon Network’s anti-bullying campaign | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
In partnership with FullBottle, a digital company that works with influencers, 4 Viners are posting clips for the campaign throughout the month.
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Vine has never really lit my fire, but this is pretty cool.

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Students Believe Tablets Are Game Changers in Education, Says New Study

Students Believe Tablets Are Game Changers in Education, Says New Study | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Student usage of tablets and other mobile devices continues to soar, and students believe tablets make a big difference in education, according to a new report published by Pearson. The Pearson Stu...
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YouTube's biggest stars are cashing in offline

YouTube's biggest stars are cashing in offline | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Before the makeup line, the book deal and the product endorsements, Michelle Phan was just another girl trying to make it big on YouTube .
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Personal makeup lines, book contracts, endorsement deals: Sky's the limit for the best of the best young, break-out YouTubers.

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Microsoft Near Deal to Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang

Microsoft Near Deal to Buy Minecraft Maker Mojang | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Microsoft is in serious discussions to buy Mojang, the Swedish company behind the popular "Minecraft" videogame, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.
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Holy Cow.

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