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Market trends, politics, technologies, media, and innovations at the crossroads of 21st-century entertainment and education.
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MediaPost Publications FTC Issues Guidance On Children's Privacy Rules 04/26/2013

MediaPost Publications FTC Issues Guidance On Children's Privacy Rules 04/26/2013 | Smart Media | Scoop.it
FTC Issues Guidance On Children's Privacy Rules - 04/26/2013
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Big changes afoot, especially re: geolocation data and the presentation of privacy policies on websites targeting children.

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Transmedia Storytelling: Building Worlds For and With Fans

Transmedia Storytelling: Building Worlds For and With Fans | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Gianluca Fiorelli:  "Every brand has a story to tell, and the way users consume stories is changing faster than ever. How will you tell your brand's story across multiple media outlets and platforms, while still giving users an active role in the expansion process?"


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Karen B Wehner's insight:

A solid overview of what transmedia ''is,'' supported with some major exemplars, mainly out of Hollywood.

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, May 2, 2013 2:17 AM

Brand experience is already 'transmedia,' but the opportunity with media convergence is to make it a coordinated story-based experience designed for audience participation.  Narrative = cognitive coherence and participation = stakeholders.

Charles Martini's curator insight, May 18, 2013 6:55 AM

Simple but genius.

 

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Lego to open its own school - Telegraph

Lego to open its own school - Telegraph | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Lego will be opening its own school this summer fusing traditional teaching with its own brand of play-centred learning.
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Lego school?! Wicked!!!

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Zeal for Play May Have Propelled Human Evolution

Zeal for Play May Have Propelled Human Evolution | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Studies of children are looking at how they let their imagination run free to make and find unlikely connections.
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Fascinating discussion of the interplay between distinctly human patterns of play and of evolution.

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A New Poster on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

A New Poster on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Via Gust MEES
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Bloom's Taxonomy goes Digital!

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Allison Anderson's curator insight, April 21, 2013 9:54 PM

Love this updated look at Bloom's Taxonomy. Top of the list: Creating! We need to think more about how we enable and encourage creation and contribution.

Thomas Salmon's curator insight, April 22, 2013 5:08 PM

A useful tool for thinking about connected learning and teaching

Heather Ramsey's curator insight, April 23, 2013 9:18 PM

Interesting transfer of Bloom's Taxonomy into the digital age.

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Girls brands lead charge in Mattel’s first quarter

Girls brands lead charge in Mattel’s first quarter | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The growing demand for American Girl and Monster High brands contributed to an overall 7% sales uptick at Mattel during the first quarter of this year.
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Can Twitter open up a new space for learning, teaching and thinking?

Can Twitter open up a new space for learning, teaching and thinking? | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Two academics discuss the pros and cons of using Twitter as a learning tool to encourage instinctive thinking in higher education

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 14, 2013 4:42 PM

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Twitter

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, April 14, 2013 4:47 PM

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Twitter

 

Sharla Shults's curator insight, April 15, 2013 11:31 AM

The world is at our fingertips with insights far beyond any textbook. Youth today have technology tools and resources in real life that were stars of the sci-fi movies of yesteryear.

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Penguin to publish next Mind Candy brands | Licensing Industry | News by Licensing.biz

Penguin to publish next Mind Candy brands | Licensing Industry | News by Licensing.biz | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Eric Huang also leaves Penguin to join Moshi Monsters brand owner as Director of Development.
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Very telling that creator of the biggest online virtual world will skip browsers altogether and go straight to tablets for future IP releases...

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iKids News

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New Zeds App Turns Teen Sleep Data into a Mobile Game

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Guess it was just a matter of time before kids were making - forget merely playing - mobile apps in their sleep!

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Toward Society 3.0: A New Paradigm for 21st century education

The convergence of globalization, the emergence of the knowledge society and accelerating change contribute to what might be best termed a New Paradigm of knowl

Via Gust MEES
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Not the most recent presentation, and somewhat obtuse in some terminology, but thoughtful take on our evolution from Society 1.0 to 3.0.

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Jeni Mawter's curator insight, April 11, 2013 9:12 PM

Knowledge gained is knowledge shared in the 21st century.

ProspecBib's curator insight, April 18, 2013 3:55 AM

Un peu trop optimiste à mon avis sur l'utopie de la société et l'éducation 3.0 !

Anne-Marie Maïe Perraud Pro's curator insight, April 18, 2013 4:02 AM

Innovate baby, innovet ;-)

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Curious Pictures invests in interactive television with PlaySquare
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Second screens for kids invite direct participation in stories they watch on TV. 

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Teen Girls Most Likely to Rely on Mobile for Internet - eMarketer

Teen Girls Most Likely to Rely on Mobile for Internet - eMarketer | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Teenage girls in the US are significantly more likely than boys to access the internet primarily through a mobile device, a study has found.
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Expanding a Book’s Universe — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop

Expanding a Book’s Universe — @Peter_Gutierrez Connect the Pop | Smart Media | Scoop.it
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A fabulous case study on how to unleash the creativity of engaged readers in the ''cheese hole'' spaces in stories they love. Thanks for sharing, Laura Fleming!

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Complying with COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions | BCP Business Center

Need resources on the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule? These revised FAQs from the FTC can help keep your company COPPA compliant.
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For any of us creating and marketing content for kids - this is must read stuff: April 2013 COPPA policy updates.

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Five things I learned in the Sandbox

Five things I learned in the Sandbox | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The ninth Sandbox Summit has come and gone. All attendees are safely back in their offices. Hopefully, some of the collaborative spirit of the conference has seeped into their worlds and webs and connected everyone in new ways.
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Great summary of key takeaways from 2013 Sandbox Summit, courtesy of co-founder Wendy Smolen.

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iKids News

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What tween girls want: Game apps and Disney star lead the pack.

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Online clothing customization and social site FashionPlaytes shares data on the mobile preferences of their core tween girl demographic.

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10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013

10 Predictions for Personalized Learning for 2013 | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Check out what Personalized Learning will be like in 2013.

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Glad to see ''storytelling'' in this mix!

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Serge Renard's curator insight, April 30, 2013 7:18 AM

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Thomas Salmon's curator insight, May 6, 2013 1:34 PM

Interesting, in other ways this could also be seen as framing learning as a constant performance of assessment. Where do you draw the line ?

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iKids News

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Minecraft joins forces with licensor Jazwares, to bring its block-building back to bricks and mortar.


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Here come the Minecraft action figures, plush and paper craft items.... bet you just in time for holiday 2013!

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Half the Sky Game: What Went Right and What Went Wrong? (Part 1)

Half the Sky Game: What Went Right and What Went Wrong? (Part 1) | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Asi Burak details what went right and wrong in terms of executive production for Half the Sky Movement: The Game.

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Generous and fascinating post-mortem on important ''for good'' game seeking to boost literacy and gender equality in development nations.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 15, 2013 12:53 AM

A fascinating article.  If you'd like to know more about the game itself, check out Half The Sky Movement Is A Facebook Game For (Spare) Change over at Fast Company or play it on facebook.

Angela Antle's curator insight, April 15, 2013 7:04 AM

Lessons Learned in gaming for social change!

Karen B Wehner's curator insight, April 15, 2013 8:45 AM

Generous and fascinating post-mortem on a high-profile ''game for good' focused on literacy and gender equality in developing countries.

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UK investigates unfair trade in children's game apps | PCWorld

UK investigates unfair trade in children's game apps | PCWorld | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The U.K. Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has launched an investigation into free children's game apps to explore whether these games are misleading, commercially aggressive or otherwise unfair.
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It's about time! Hopefully ''accidental'' three-figure in-app purchases of Smurfberries and the like will soon be things of the past.

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Penguin and Mind Candy an exclusive item

Penguin and Mind Candy an exclusive item | Smart Media | Scoop.it
With the global publishing program for its Moshi Monsters brand humming along nicely, Mind Candy has now appointed Penguin as the exclusive global publisher for each new property and IP it develops over the next three years.
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Yeah, Eric!

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TYPE:RIDER Video game, documentary and transmedia

TYPE:RIDER Video game, documentary and transmedia | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Type:Rider is a multiplatform game whose name evokes its basic plan, a mix of mechanical writing (“type” of the typewriter) with the idea of a race (the “rider”).


Via The Digital Rocking Chair
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Clever and cool, a transmedia ''gamedocumentary'' based on the evolution of writing and historical typographies! 

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, April 12, 2013 12:18 AM

Gamification is the new Mantra for elearning!

Socius Ars's curator insight, April 14, 2013 10:01 PM

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Ann Vega's curator insight, April 15, 2013 1:53 PM

Intriguing concept - the video introduction is great.

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CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers

CourseSmart E-Textbooks Track Students’ Progress for Teachers | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Nine universities are testing technology that allows them to track their students’ progress with digital textbooks.
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A bit too Orwellian for my taste...

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SyFy and Trion launch Defiance transmedia experience

SyFy and Trion launch Defiance transmedia experience | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Peter Smith:  "Defiance is both a TV series and a video game, designed to support each other. The game launches today, the TV series in two weeks."


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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 3, 2013 1:01 AM

In case you've missed all the coverage to date, here's an excellent article explaining what the transmedia experience called Defiance is all about.

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Kids Can Vote for Children’s Choice Book Awards - GalleyCat

Kids Can Vote for Children’s Choice Book Awards - GalleyCat | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Kids Can Vote for Children’s Choice Book Awards
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Voting's open for 2013 Children's Choice Book Awards, with #JohnGreen in the running!

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