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Interactive entertainment and enlightenment for kids and the young-at-heart.
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How To Build A Tween Heartthrob - Forbes

How To Build A Tween Heartthrob - Forbes | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Current King of the Tweens: Justin Bieber Justin. Rob. Zac. Their first names elicit screams from their young fans (and often non-recognition among adults).
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iKids 2012 agenda is now available

iKids 2012 agenda is now available | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
  Now in its second year as a Kidscreen Summit companion event, iKids 2012 is growing as fast as everything else in the digital media space and now features multiple tracks to better serve your digital media priorities.
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Spin Master, toy spy planes and the Pentagon - Global Toy News

Spin Master, toy spy planes and the Pentagon - Global Toy News | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
As those who read me frequently know, I am fascinated by Moore’s Echo, the law that states that whatever is cutting edge technology will be a toy in 7 years....
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Goodbye Textbooks, Hello iPad

Goodbye Textbooks, Hello iPad | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
A technology shift is under way. The PC’s promise to transform how learning happens in the classroom is being realized by Apple’s iPad.
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iTunes gets taste of Magic Reader Classics

iTunes gets taste of Magic Reader Classics | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Abridged video versions of Aladdin, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz are now available for streaming and downloading on iTunes and Amazon.com after a recent deal struck between distributor Image Entertainment and Magic...
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What Adults Can Learn From Kids | MindShift

What Adults Can Learn From Kids | MindShift | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
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OnLive launches iPad and Android apps - Telegraph

OnLive launches iPad and Android apps - Telegraph | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Best-selling games including LA Noire will be available via tablets such as
the iPad, but Android launches for cloud-gaming services will come first.
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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 | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
A new initiative recruits young adults to create ways to promote adolescent literacy...
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Amazon Publishing to add 450 children’s titles

Amazon Publishing to add 450 children’s titles | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Amazon's publishing arm is significantly growing its kids' library by acquiring more than 450 children's book titles from Marshall Cavendish, an educational and consumer book publisher.
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Kids: The Next Big Thing for iOS Apps and Accessories - BusinessWeek

Children's interest in iPhones and iPads, and new products to feed that interest, suggest Apple may soon be a toymaker to rival the likes of Hasbro and Mattel.

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Technology, Youth, and the New Family Buying Patterns - Global Toy News

Technology, Youth, and the New Family Buying Patterns - Global Toy News | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

Bolstered by technology, the youngest family members are becoming ever more influential in purchase decisions.

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The Weblog Fishing Cactus' Shifting World Coming to 3DS Next Year

The Weblog Fishing Cactus' Shifting World Coming to 3DS Next Year | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
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Make room in the toy box for the iPad.

Make room in the toy box for the iPad. | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

This Christmas, parents are expected to let their babies drool on the iPad.  And color on it.  And sing along with it.

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Kids’ Book App Publisher iStoryTime Raises $2 Million

Kids’ Book App Publisher iStoryTime Raises $2 Million | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The Smurfs, Transformers and Kung Fu Panda have some more funding coming to them: iStoryTime, which develops kids’ picture books for mobile phones and has repeatedly had number-one apps in the iTunes Store, closed a $2 million Series A round.

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Dear Nintendo: Follow Microsoft's Lead And Start Making Games For iPhone NOW

Dear Nintendo: Follow Microsoft's Lead And Start Making Games For iPhone NOW | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Nintendo is missing a huge opportunity here.
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Lesley Douglas named Lime Pictures CEO

Lesley Douglas named Lime Pictures CEO | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Youth media exec Lesley Douglas has been named CEO of ALL3MEDIA-owned Lime Pictures, Britain's largest regional indie TV producer behind such series as Nickelodeon's House of Anubis.
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Video gaming children 'more creative' - Telegraph

Video gaming children 'more creative' - Telegraph | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

Children who play video games are more creative than those who don't, according to a new study.

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Kids & Tech: Q&A With Lisa Guernsey - Early Years - Education Week

Maureen Kelleher covered Chicago's public schools for more than a decade. Now a contributing writer to Education Week, she examines early-childhood education through two lenses: newshound and mom of a toddler.
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Club Penguin renews charitable efforts

Club Penguin renews charitable efforts | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The snow-themed virtual world of Club Penguin will be seeing a different kind of online activity this holiday season with the launch of the site's fifth annual Coins for Change event.
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Happy Toy Machine lets kids translate onscreen creations into bespoke plush toys

Happy Toy Machine lets kids translate onscreen creations into bespoke plush toys | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Scott Schube was watching his two older children create characters in online games a few years ago when he wondered if there was a way to bring the designs to life. "They spend half their time creating characters,...
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Shakespeare goes social: Mozilla Popcorn in the classroom

Shakespeare goes social: Mozilla Popcorn in the classroom | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
What can "social video" do for learning?
The hyper-talented Kate Hudson (co-founder of openjournalism.ca, learning lab shepherd for the Knight-Mozilla project, and a designer on the Mozilla Festiv...
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Video Games for All Tastes and Attention Spans

Video Games for All Tastes and Attention Spans | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Whether they prefer Angry Birds, FarmVille or Sims Social, it seems that almost everyone plays some kind of electronic game.
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The Social Media Monthly Magazine’s Holiday Edition - Occupy, Apps & More

The Social Media Monthly Magazine’s Holiday Edition - Occupy, Apps & More | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

The Social Media Monthly, was named on Tuesday, December 5th, 2011 as one of the hottest magazine launches of 2011 by MIN, an organization that reports on the publishing industry, and Samir “Mr. Magazine” Husni. Of the more than eight hundred new magazine launches over the last twelve months, The Social Media Monthly was recognized among a select group of fifteen as this year’s hottest.


The December issue features a cover design by graphic design artist Jonathan Lamb. The cover portrays a family peering into a store window during the holidays excited by all the new social media toys on display. Feature articles include a review of the Occupy Wall Street protests and how the loosely knit organization leveraged social media between groups of protestors around the world written by Adriel Hampton, as well an in-depth look at the growing children’s app market for smartphones and tablets written by Julie Brannon.

 

Available on newstands or as an app ☛ http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-social-media-monthly/id444080432?mt=8


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Consumer 3D Printing; Manufacturing’s Big Bang? - Global Toy News

Consumer 3D Printing;  Manufacturing’s Big Bang? - Global Toy News | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

As many of you know, I am fascinated by the prospect of in home 3D printing and what it could mean for the toy industry. 

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Calamity Jane - a transmedia story concept created by CMID First Class - Sebastian Hall

Calamity Jane - a transmedia story concept created by CMID First Class - Sebastian Hall | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
I study Cross Media Interaction Design in Skellefteå, and this is my portfolio site.
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