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Market trends, politics, technologies, media, and innovations at the crossroads of 21st-century entertainment and education.
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Why teach transmedia? Jérémy Pouilloux explains a new initiative for French universities.

Why teach transmedia? Jérémy Pouilloux explains a new initiative for French universities. | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Transmedia Immersive University (TIU) is a project that is taking transmedia to France's universities, and seeking international collaborators.

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TEDxTokyoTeachers on digital storytelling in the classroom, using an ancient medium

Takeshi gives us a new look at an ancient medium and encourages teachers to try it in class. Seems better then writing (and marking) essays. More at http://t...

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Based on Pixar stories, Kinect Rush Is a Great Game for the Whole Family

Based on Pixar stories, Kinect Rush Is a Great Game for the Whole Family | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The measure of a Kinect game is not how good it is at detecting your movements, or even how many times you have to recalibrate the controlle...
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Toon Goggles and PacketVideo sign cross-platform deal leveraging apps, TV programming.

Toon Goggles and PacketVideo sign cross-platform deal leveraging apps, TV programming. | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Following current content sharing, cross-platform trends, website Toon Goggles has inked a licensing deal with San Diego, California-based software developer PacketVideo that will allow Toon Goggle viewers to access its free, kid-friendly...
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Crossover games for Pokemon, One Piece lead Japanese sales

Crossover games for Pokemon, One Piece lead Japanese sales | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Nintendo and Tecmo Koei's 3DS collaboration Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition debuted in Japan as the top-selling game, adding to the success that franchise crossovers have had in the country lately.
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TOC Bologna Report: The Business of Digital Content for Kids

TOC Bologna Report: The Business of Digital Content for Kids | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Our review of O'Reilly's Tools of Change conference at the Bologna Children's Book Fair finds insight for an industry coming to terms with digital publishing.
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Fun little Storyboarding program for kids.

Fun little storyboarding program gets kids blocking out their stories in a jiffy.

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Helping kids understand the US Constitution through comics - Brilliant idea!

Helping kids understand the US Constitution through comics - Brilliant idea! | Smart Media | Scoop.it
In school, most of our introduction to the United States Constitution is pretty dry and text-based. We are shown the words, and told their m...
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A-aaaaand again: Kids and video games: Why they should play more

A-aaaaand again: Kids and video games: Why they should play more | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Parents, politicians, and educators often criticize video games as a waste of time that distract kids from healthier activities such as school, outdoor play, sports, and community service.
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Pilot Program Incorporates Video Games into Classroom Learning -- THE Journal

Pilot Program Incorporates Video Games into Classroom Learning -- THE Journal | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Teachers in seven school districts the United States are taking part in a pilot program that uses Microsoft's Kinect for Xbox 360 to teach math, language arts, history, geography, science, and physical education, and also to help special needs...
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What's happening to kids' games? They're moving cross-platform, that's what.

What's happening to kids' games? They're moving cross-platform, that's what. | Smart Media | Scoop.it
What happened to the big kids licensed console game market? It may be gone forever, it seems, and in this feature, Sulake's Paul LaFontaine, iWin's Laralyn McWilliams and kids' game consultant Carla Engelbrecht Fisher explain what's really going on.
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HIT inks new international deals for Mike the Knight.

HIT inks new international deals for Mike the Knight. | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The momentum behind Mike the Knight continues as HIT Entertainment has sold the hit CG-animated, medieval-themed preschool series to 10 new international broadcasters and secured three new licensing deals for the property.
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Flotsam: A unique transmedia play/learning experience brought to you by USC Annenberg Lab and The Alchemists

Flotsam: A unique transmedia play/learning experience brought to you by USC Annenberg Lab and The Alchemists | Smart Media | Scoop.it
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The power of glueing Music to Local Experiences with GeoSocial, Location Based Tools

The power of glueing Music to Local Experiences with GeoSocial, Location Based Tools | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Another way music is being reinvented is via location-based storytelling. One company in this space is Broadcastr, an app where stories are recorded and shared in audio format, each pegged to a specific location. Users can search for stories by location or category, or may opt to “follow” a person who they consider to be a good storyteller, sorting stories by that person into a special tab. Listeners can rate stories as they hear them, and stories can be shared with others via email, Facebook or Twitter.


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At last - paranormal and dystopia poised to be ousted as darlings of youth publishing market.

Amid the sounds of people packing boxes and dismantling stands, a few stalwarts were still getting business done as a productive Bologna Children’s Book Fair came to a close on Thursday afternoon.
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Netflix Just For Kids lands on PS3

Netflix Just For Kids lands on PS3 | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Taking cross-platform opportunities to greater heights, Netflix is making its Just For Kids section for kids ages 12 and under available on Sony's PlayStation 3 gaming console in the US.
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Penguin adds to kids cross-platform publishing portfolio

Penguin adds to kids cross-platform publishing portfolio | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Penguin Children's Books has acquired the worldwide publishing rights in all languages for Whale Trail, a kid-friendly game app from digital design studio ustwo that's currently available at Apple's App Store.
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PR: Disney Jr. Announces Advisory Board Members to Guide Learning and Development Curriculum- Animation News Discussion Cartoon Community - toonzone news

PR: Disney Jr. Announces Advisory Board Members to Guide Learning and Development Curriculum- Animation News Discussion Cartoon Community - toonzone news | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Animation news and discussion. toonzone provides news, information and community to animation enthusiasts. Founded in August 1998.
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Makego iPhone app blurs boundaries between digital and physical play

Makego iPhone app blurs boundaries between digital and physical play | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Stuart Dredge: 'Kids need to have some time with cardboard, paint and Lego,' says creator Chris O'Shea...
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Kids and Tech: Parenting Tips for the Digital Age

Kids and Tech: Parenting Tips for the Digital Age | Smart Media | Scoop.it
We asked the author of The Modern Parent's Guide for advice about managing kids' relationships with technology.
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Public Opinion Agrees 13 Is An Appropriate Age to Get A Facebook Page #Infographic

Public Opinion Agrees 13 Is An Appropriate Age to Get A Facebook Page #Infographic | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Social Media, and Facebook in particular, has been booming for years, making it increasingly more difficult to avoid in our everyday lives.

For parents, that can be a scary thought.

 

SodaHead - http://bit.ly/xOdEYB - asked the public how old kids should be before they get a Facebook page  -  http://bit.ly/zUsPUW - and combined the results with some important external information.

 

Hopefully this Infographic will paint a clear and concise picture for concerned parents, and offer insight into how other parents are dealing with the predicament - http://bit.ly/xfVcgi ;


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Fox launches interactive movie mall virtual storefronts, headlined by Alvin and the Chipmunks.

Fox launches interactive movie mall virtual storefronts, headlined by Alvin and the Chipmunks. | Smart Media | Scoop.it
In an effort to boost dipping home entertainment movie sales by leveraging smartphone technology, Twentieth Century Fox and US shopping center developer Taubman Shopping Malls have begun a year-long partnership that will bring Fox Movie Mall...
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Kids research special: Paying for content | News | New Media Age

Kids research special: Paying for content | News | New Media Age | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Free is still the key for kids’ content.
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Scholastic buoyed more than 22% by The Hunger Games.

Scholastic buoyed more than 22% by The Hunger Games. | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The impact of the hit young adult book series The Hunger Games has helped boost book publisher Scholastic's 2012 third quarter revenue to US$467 million, up 22% from US$384 million a year ago.
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“Touch” Creator Tim Kring On Storytelling In A Connected World

“Touch” Creator Tim Kring On Storytelling In A Connected World | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Tim Kring remembers the day in third grade when an overseas letter arrived for him through a school-sponsored pen pal program. “It was from a little boy in Indonesia, written on that flimsy airmail stationery,” he recalls.
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