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Guest Post: Are Young Children’s Apps Babysitters for the Digital Age?

Guest Post: Are Young Children’s Apps Babysitters for the Digital Age? | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Andrew Kao is the co-founder of 77 Sparx, an award-winning children’s educational game studio. Based on data gathered from users of Puzzingo Puzzles, a series of children's apps, Andrew shares his ...

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Bathtime might be the only sacred app free zone!

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, December 21, 2012 4:51 PM

Excellent insights from kids app developer 77 Sparx

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The 3 Rules of Transmedia Storytelling from Transmedia Guru Jeff Gomez [2013]

The 3 Rules of Transmedia Storytelling from Transmedia Guru Jeff Gomez [2013] | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Jeff Gomez, president and CEO of Starlight Runner Entertainment, a transmedia storytelling firm, will be conducting a one-day master class on "Creating Blockbuster Transmedia Story Worlds & Brands" at the new Made in NY Media Center by IFP on December 11.

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For any young adult story creator, this will be awesome! Jeff Gomez shares his 'all' about transmedia storytelling.

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Where literature and gaming collide | Transmedi...

Where literature and gaming collide | Transmedi... | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The Digital Rocking Chair's insight: Thomas McMullan: "Game narratives tend to drink from a narrow pond; they swig space operas and Tolkien, swish them about their mouths and trickle them into rows of polished glasses." (Where literature and gaming...

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They now both are driven by Story.

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Publishers Are Warming to Fan Fiction, But Can It Go Mainstream? | Underwire | WIRED

Publishers Are Warming to Fan Fiction, But Can It Go Mainstream? | Underwire | WIRED | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Literary publishing's uneasy relationship with fan fiction has been complicated by the realization that fandom is a huge potential market—one already stocked with both prolific authors and enthusiastic readers.  But how to tap that market is a dilemma that few publishers seem quite prepared to engage.
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Fan authors are negotiating their own publishing deals, as they should! 

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How 'Frozen' fandom changed Disney's stance on copyright infringement

How 'Frozen' fandom changed Disney's stance on copyright infringement | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

'There's a reason Frozen was the highest-grossing animated film ever....

 

What it comes down to is that people love Frozen. Any online parodies,interpretations, or additional kind of videos the movie has generated only serve to illustrate this. Sure, other people may benefit from these videos’ success a little bit, but it’s Disney who benefits the most in the long run. Essentially, Disney decided to look at these viral videos as free advertising for the movie. And with the titanic amount of money Frozen has brought in (well over a billion worldwide), it’s hard not to suggest that the film’s online presence had at least a small hand in this. Basically, Disney has figured out that online engagement only advances their brand...'


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The slippery slope of Copyright in today's market. 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 25, 2:23 AM


Chris Osterndorf:  "From films, to toys, to parks, Walt Disney's original vision has come to fruition so completely it’s hard to imagine even he knew what was possible.  And one of the chief ways Disney has kept that original vision intact is by building a reputation for being very, very litigious."

Greg Clemett's curator insight, July 26, 2:00 AM

Same old adage... all publicity is good publicity?

Or... 'we're making so much money, why bother with time and cost of fighting it'!

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How TEDxABQ Used Storytelling and Transmedia Planning

How TEDxABQ Used Storytelling and Transmedia Planning | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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Co-creating results in infinite magic.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 21, 3:38 AM


Benson Hendrix:  "Telling a compelling story online is much like creating a good TED Talk.  You need to find the sparks of emotion and passion for a topic and nurture them."


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Inside A Large Social Media Ad Campaign - #infographic

Inside A Large Social Media Ad Campaign - #infographic | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
This infographic presents the entire life-cycle of a large social advertising campaign for summertime sweets, a make-believe ice cream brand.

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Story creators need to make their own social media splash.

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Courses Schedule | CDW STUDIO

Courses Schedule | CDW STUDIO | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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For those story creators interested in animation, 3-D design etc check out these upcoming courses in Adelaide, Australia.

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What is a UX Librarian anyway?

What is a UX Librarian anyway? | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Georgina Cronin's role as a UX Librarian is as unique as the place she works.
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The research focus on User Experience will influence libraries of the future.

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A Look into the World of Transmedia Storytelling and Alternate Reality Games

A Look into the World of Transmedia Storytelling and Alternate Reality Games | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
In a search for similarity, one particular aspect of the human psyche stands out. This is our underlying desire for beauty, which differs from person to person. Regardless, we are all compelled to....
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Why Transmedia story telling is such a big deal for Young Adults.

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How Tablets Are Powering The Future Of Storytelling

How Tablets Are Powering The Future Of Storytelling | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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Tablets are in the hands of every child and young adult across much of the planet. Children's and young adult storytellers take not.

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Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, June 26, 11:58 PM

Good stories are like springboards that set off the reader’s imagination into a realm of co-creation, where the the story evokes personal tales from the reader. These intertwine and lead to richer, memorable story experiences. 

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 29, 10:58 PM

Because one way or another... they are. Sooo, let's see how.

Karen E Smith's curator insight, July 2, 12:46 PM

First drafts from now on are done on my iPad. This is a personal shift.

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The Science of Storytelling [Infographic] - SocialTimes

The Science of Storytelling [Infographic] - SocialTimes | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Brands use social for storytelling 88 percent of the time.

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Science and story are an obvious alliance.

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Presentation Zen: Storyboarding & the art of finding your story

Presentation Zen: Storyboarding & the art of finding your story | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Storyboarding as we know it may have been pioneered by filmmakers and animators, but we can use many of the same concepts in the development of other forms of storytelling including keynote presentations or short-form presentations such as those made...

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Lost? Storyboarding can help you find the essence of you children's or young adult story.

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Urban Book Editor's curator insight, May 10, 5:47 AM

We can also use storyboarding to work out scenes in novels. If outlines feel too limiting, try storyboards instead.

Samantha Melvin's curator insight, May 11, 3:14 PM

Great resource for CEDFA, this demonstrates the importance of planning "slides" in order to communicate our ideas effectively--teaching this to students is important, as they can learn to be efficient at getting their ideas out in the world #ufglobal #arted #communication #storyboarding 

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How the iPad affects young children, and what we can do about it: Lisa Guernsey at TEDxMidAtlantic - YouTube

Lisa Guernsey is Director of the New America Foundation's Early Education Initiative. Ms. Guernsey focuses on elevating dialogue about early childhood educat...

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For those interested in storytelling for children this is fascinating.

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, May 7, 12:01 PM

"This screen, it has some real power over us. It's got a real hold on us." Fascinating and very worthwhile for educators & parents alike."  Lisa Guernsey 

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Negotiating Culture Through Comics - Inter-Disciplinary Press

Negotiating Culture Through Comics - Inter-Disciplinary Press | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
This volume provides a complex view of the phenomenon of the comic book / graphic novel in the contemporary world, the functions the medium serves and its variations in individual parts of the globe. Although academic studies of sequential art are
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Of interest to those writing for young adults!
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DBW Email Blast

DBW Email Blast | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Macmillan US publishing in The Cloud.

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Send your book to the Beijing International Book fair 27 - 31 August 2014

Send your book to the Beijing International Book fair 27 - 31 August 2014 | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Attention AUSTRALIAN Book Creators!!

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bookseller - childrens conference

bookseller - childrens conference | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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September 2014 London

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How Harry Potter shaped a generation

How Harry Potter shaped a generation | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

One 

 


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One Boy became One Generation. How this has shaped what we read today.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 23, 10:47 PM


"Seven years after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Caroline Siede looks back on the book series that defined a generation."

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3 TED Talks That Uncover the Secrets of Storytelling

3 TED Talks That Uncover the Secrets of Storytelling | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Great stories inspire. They invoke wonder and provoke engagement. They spark the connection that lights the fire of passion. These three TED talks show you exactly what that means and how you can apply it to your own storytelling.


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Storytelling principles that apply to all storytellers - even children's and young adult story tellers.

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Bettina Gifford's curator insight, July 23, 4:50 AM

Evoke wonder - Stanton' s talk is great

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Uk's first YA book convention is a hit - Telegraph

Uk's first YA book convention is a hit - Telegraph | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The first UK young adult fiction convention (YALC), hosted by Malorie Blackman, is buzzing with ideas and enthusiasm
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Go YA Fiction!
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The new (visual) culture: how to produce quality in a world of quantity

The new (visual) culture: how to produce quality in a world of quantity | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Media publishers such as Buzzfeed and Upworthy are reshaping the content marketing industry. Here's how brands can compete
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Children's and young adult storytellers must consider every aspect of the new visual culture and write accordingly.

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The Psychology of Stories: The Storytelling Formula Our Brains Crave

The Psychology of Stories: The Storytelling Formula Our Brains Crave | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Learn why our brains go nuts for a good yarn -- and how you can recreate it.


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Why we are 'wired' for stories.

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Mervi Rauhala's curator insight, June 2, 3:49 AM

This is rather long article but worth reading especially for marketing and communications people. Contains links to primary sources which is always a plus.

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INFOGRAPHIC: The Science of Storytelling

INFOGRAPHIC: The Science of Storytelling | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Brand storytelling is big - and getting bigger. As we're all geeky about the content, stories and ideas that brands publish we thought we'd take a look at the

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Storytelling - how we all come at the world.
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Nacho Vega's curator insight, July 3, 2:37 PM

Keep it short!

Edgar Mata's curator insight, July 5, 10:37 AM

Cuenta cuentos

Miguel A. de Jesus's curator insight, July 5, 9:16 PM

Great Infographic about the affects of Storytelling on the Brain .

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The Evolution Of Storytelling In Video Games

The Evolution Of Storytelling In Video Games | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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Gaming is improving in storytelling!

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, June 7, 9:51 AM


Will Westwater:  "Advanced technology continues to bring newer and more effective techniques to a player’s gaming experience. However, even in the industry’s early days developers were finding ways to tell compelling stories through video games."

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How Games Lead Kids to the Good Stuff: Understanding Context

How Games Lead Kids to the Good Stuff: Understanding Context | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
With game-based learning students learn how to solve the problems in context. They understand how the equations they are solving fit into the world. The question, “Why do I need to know this?” is...
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Children learning through multiple platforms.

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Karen B Wehner's curator insight, May 1, 11:25 AM

 The importance of context: how game-based learning becomes an engine for "interdisciplinary learning through contextualized critical thinking and problem solving," rather than just another practice and drilling tool.