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Interactive entertainment and enlightenment for the younger set.
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5 Best Practices for Educators on Facebook

5 Best Practices for Educators on Facebook | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
While it's been the bane of the school system for a long time, there are some real benefits to using Facebook in the classroom.
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In-Game - Gaming with young kids? Here's where to start

In-Game - Gaming with young kids? Here's where to start | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

According to a recent study from the NPD Group market research company, 91 percent of kids in the U.S. between the ages of two and 17 are now gamers.

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Is serious learning in serious games possible?

Konstantin Mitgutsch of Singapore-MIT GAMBIT Game Lab is cynical.

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Transmedia Storytelling as Creative Problem-Solving

Transmedia Storytelling as Creative Problem-Solving | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

Aaron Ableman and Dave Room, of Balance Edutainment, offer
culturally-relevant environmental education via transmedia storytelling

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The Small Potatoes Animation Factory

The Small Potatoes Animation Factory | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Some people like good wine. Some people are into sports. I happen to like preschool TV. So, it should come as no surprise to you that this week I'm launching a brand new initiative called The Small Potatoes Animation Factory Tour.
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58 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

58 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

A fantastic list from media specialist, Julie Greller.  "Because you never know when you'll need a cybrarian."


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IPad-crazed tots spur holiday tablet sales rush

IPad-crazed tots spur holiday tablet sales rush | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

One iPad isn't enough for Patrick Smith's family.

 

Smith, an American Web designer living in Germany, has two kids vying for their tablet computer. The younger one started tapping and finger-swiping the screen by age 1, leading to tussles over who gets to play with the Apple device. Now Smith is considering buying another tablet for Christmas ...

 


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Top 5 Social Trends for Kids Revealed by Club Penguin Founder

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Fingerprint debuts its social learning apps

Fingerprint debuts its social learning apps | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Mobile learning and play network Fingerprint Digital, a startup founded by former developers from Leapfrog, PlayFirst and LucasArts, has launched its first five educational apps for kids ages three to eight.
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Sweety High heads confidently into girls’ worlds

Sweety High heads confidently into girls’ worlds | Transmedia and Tech Junior | 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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MediaPost Publications Mobilizing On-The-Go Moms 11/30/2011

MediaPost Publications Mobilizing On-The-Go Moms 11/30/2011 | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

Mobilizing On-The-Go Moms and Kids.

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» Vanished Helps Kids Save the Future with Science

» Vanished Helps Kids Save the Future with Science | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
For eight weeks, the MIT Education Arcade and the Smithsonian Institute put on an alternate reality game seeking to engage children with the scientific method.
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Should you ask Santa for a tablet or an e-reader?

Should you ask Santa for a tablet or an e-reader? | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

Folks haven't made this much fuss about tablets since biblical times.

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Digital Storytelling presented in Second Life

Project DIRECT presents a Second Life presentation by Michaelle D Stellavato on Digital Storytelling with youth.

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21st century skills are so last century!

21st century skills are so last century! | Transmedia and Tech Junior | 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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Generation Y Is Born To Startup | Fast Company

Generation Y Is Born To Startup | Fast Company | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Every generation rebels against their parents. When parents approve, their offspring disapproves. Parent says black, adolescent teen says white.

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Read Beyond the Lines: Transmedia has Changed the Very Notion of Books and Reading

Patrick Carman, creator of Skeleton Creek, talks about transmedia strategies to keep reading in the mix of entertainment kids consume digitally.

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Several Clips From Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon Mini-Sequels

Several Clips From Dreamworks’ How To Train Your Dragon Mini-Sequels | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

Gift of the Night Fury is a short story, some twenty some minutes long, and set after the events of the first film.


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The nuts and bolts of using tablet computers, e-libraries, and family literacy initiatives to encourage young children to read | LibraryCity

The nuts and bolts of using tablet computers, e-libraries, and family literacy initiatives to encourage young children to read | LibraryCity | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

My sister the retired schoolteacher came to e-books only late in life, but you’d never know it from her enthusiasm for her iPad as a reading tool. Dorothy can blow up the type, for example. She actually reads faster than before. In fact, she hopes to use e-books to help spur her grandchildren to read.

 

How can Dorothy best succeed at this? And what about parents and grandparents in low-income households without paper books and without her educational background; could similar technology work for them?

 

Imagine the benefits if Alice for the iPad and other good e-reading programs not only are accessible to the disadvantaged but also are used properly, so that toddlers and other younger children absorb words and ideas, not just get caught up in electronic bells and whistles ...


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Marketing Kids Apps (Part III) – The logic, logistics & politics of pricing apps | The Digital Media Diet

This is the third and final post in my series about marketing kids apps. We end with some of the stickiest questions in the app world: What’s an app worth? What price point will encourage downloads? Should an app ‘go free’ for a short time? Is it worth it to develop more apps?


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Lionsgate Stockholders Bank on THE HUNGER GAMES to Turn a Profit; Film Must Make $100 Million to Justify Sequels

Lionsgate Stockholders Bank on THE HUNGER GAMES to Turn a Profit; Film Must Make $100 Million to Justify Sequels | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Lionsgate Stockholders Bank on THE HUNGER GAMES to Turn a Profit; Film Must Make $100 Million to Justify Sequels.
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Angry Birds cracks into branded gaming

Angry Birds cracks into branded gaming | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
With its consumer products program taking full flight, the Angry Birds franchise is moving into the branded advertising world through a new fully custom game developed for Wonderful Pistachios.
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Study: Over Half Of UK Kids Own Real Toys For Virtual Worlds

Study: Over Half Of UK Kids Own Real Toys For Virtual Worlds | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
More than half of all children in the UK own a physical toy based on free-to-play and subscription-based virtual worlds and games like Club Penguin or Mind Candy's Moshi Monsters, according to a new study by Dubit Research.

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Disney Publishing launches social media hub

Disney Publishing launches social media hub | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Disney Publishing is delving deeper into the social media space through Disney Reads, a new promotional hub that spans Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
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Santa Claus And The Internet: Is Tech Friend Or Foe?

Santa Claus And The Internet: Is Tech Friend Or Foe? | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- Kids can video chat with Santa, follow him on Twitter or enlist NORAD to track his every move online. And yet in many ways, technology may be making it harder for parents to keep their children believing in the jolly old elf.
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