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Kids' Book Club: Coraline by Neil Gaiman - Parentdish

Kids' Book Club: Coraline by Neil Gaiman - Parentdish | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The genius of Coraline by Neil Gaiman, a modern classic for children.
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Top 5 Kids Apps of the Week - mobile apps news

There are some great Halloween-themed apps for kids to play, keeping them busy until the main event. Some let you put your kids right in the action, others are wonderful renditions of classic children's books like I Spy, but ...
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why girls cant follow instructions

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Developers of education-related apps oppose changes to children’s online privacy laws

Developers of education-related apps oppose changes to children’s online privacy laws | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Industry group says costs of complying with proposed COPPA changes could stifle app creators.
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A photo from @VisionAfrica

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RT @visionafrica: Friday smiles.Students at Kandara Children's Home ECD School receiving books from Braeburn http://t.co/w7M67QO5...
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Guardian Children's Books podcast: Jenny Colgan writes Doctor Who novel - The Guardian

Guardian Children's Books podcast: Jenny Colgan writes Doctor Who novel - The Guardian | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Guardian Children's Books podcast: Jenny Colgan writes Doctor Who novelThe GuardianShe tells children's books site member Patrick about writing a book with "more violence and less kissing", obeying BBC rules about the Doctor's trousers, and why she...
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Workshop to engage children in philosophy with books

Workshop to engage children in philosophy with books | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
“He's kind of an evangelist for this.” In the workshop, leaders will read children's books aloud and engage the children in philosophical discussion by posing questions tailored to the book. “What we are trying to do is teach kids ...
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WRITING ON THE ETHER: O, Brave New App, That Has Such Interactivity In’t! | Jane Friedman

WRITING ON THE ETHER: O, Brave New App, That Has Such Interactivity In’t! | Jane Friedman | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Table of Contents:

 

O, Brave New App / Raccah, Jones, Greenfield


eBook Publishing Platforms: “They’re a Joke” / Bjarnason, Guillaud


Amazon’s vs. B&N: Now You See Them… / Owen


Craft: Random Characters in Your Life / Morris


Craft: Your Whole Backlist? Maybe Not. / Friedlander


Publishing: Institutional Memory / Dawson


Conferences: Initial Descent Into Frankfurt / Cader


Books: Reading on the Ether


Last Gas: The Booboo of Libboo / Empson


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Use your thumb and pinkie to make a call with Hi-Call phone gloves (Wired UK)

Use your thumb and pinkie to make a call with Hi-Call phone gloves (Wired UK) | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Hi-Fun has invented phone gloves called Hi-Call, which feature a built in microphone and speaker in the little finger and thumb, so you only need to do the internationally recognised telephone sign to make an actual call.

 

The Bluetooth-enabled accessories are "perfect for every sport, from skiing to running" and eliminate the need to pull your phone out of your pocket to make a call, leaving hands toasty and the wearer looking like an X-Factor contender pleading for votes.

 

The gloves are compatible with all mobile phones with Bluetooth and they also have capacitive material to allow you to use touchscreens. They can be charged via USB and feature a multifunction button and LED that flashes blue to show connection...


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Mat from YA Transmedia novel Kiss Kill (by Jeni Mawter) blogs about his problem with girls

Mat from YA Transmedia novel Kiss Kill (by Jeni Mawter) blogs about his problem with girls | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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Sahar Abdallah: From pages of children's books to walls of Downtown Cairo - Al-Bawaba

Sahar Abdallah: From pages of children's books to walls of Downtown Cairo - Al-Bawaba | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Al-BawabaSahar Abdallah: From pages of children's books to walls of Downtown CairoAl-BawabaThe book may be aimed at children, but the exhibition is for everyone. Abdallah studied at Helwan Univeristy and now works as a freelance illustrator in Cairo.
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YA Under Fire: What Makes the Books Teens Love so Controversial ...

YA Under Fire: What Makes the Books Teens Love so Controversial ... | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
For the past seven years, at least half of the books on the top ten list have been YA novels — more than the number of adult and children's books combined. Even more disturbing, a whopping 36 of the 47 challenges detailed ...
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MEEP! is a $150 Android tablet for kids, and it actuall... - Phandroid.com

MEEP! is a $150 Android tablet for kids, and it actuall... - Phandroid.com | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Phandroid.comMEEP! is a $150 Android tablet for kids, and it actuall...Phandroid.comThe Play Store won't be enabled on the device, but there will be a MEEP! Store where parents can buy games, learning apps, and more for their children.
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Frankfurt book fair to look to future via today's children - China Post

Frankfurt book fair to look to future via today's children - China Post | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Frankfurt book fair to look to future via today's childrenChina PostThe media world for children and youngsters breaks new ground for publishers in the digital age by pushing the boundaries far beyond the printed book, say organizers of the world's...
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Creating and Marketing an App

Creating and Marketing an App | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Perth based opportunity for Children's writers and illustrators to transfer their books into an App format....
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Better Apps Helps Dedicated Education Developers Stand Out - Technapex

Better Apps Helps Dedicated Education Developers Stand Out - Technapex | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
TechnapexBetter Apps Helps Dedicated Education Developers Stand OutTechnapexAn afficionado on child development, Donahoo wrote the Children's App Manifesto last year which was designed to help developers, consumers and investors “strike a balance ...
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Transmedia Storytelling Using Social MediaTransmedia Digest

Transmedia Storytelling Using Social MediaTransmedia Digest | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Social media provides plenty of opportunity for transmedia storytelling but social media channels require stories be tailored to their unique strengths.
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Web animators have designs on kids market - NorthJersey.com

Web animators have designs on kids market - NorthJersey.com | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Web animators have designs on kids marketNorthJersey.comThe Spiridellises last month launched a website and iPad app, Storybots, that lets parents and kids create personalized story books and educational music videos that can be viewed on a...
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Web Series Improve Students' Filmmaking Chops - Daily Nexus

Web Series Improve Students' Filmmaking Chops - Daily Nexus | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Web Series Improve Students' Filmmaking ChopsDaily NexusThis idea, what scholar Henry Jenkins terms “transmedia storytelling,” has literally changed how narratives are produced, exhibited and consumed in today's society, in a very short amount of...
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Topic for the 10/7/12 #storyappchat: Ask a Librarian

Topic for the 10/7/12 #storyappchat: Ask a Librarian | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Ever heard of a little organization called the American Library Association? They have a division called the Association for Library Service to Children, which awards the Caldecott and Newbery medals each summer and is focused all year long on supporting and enhancing library service to kids and their families.

 

We are pleased and excited to welcome two representatives from the organization as guest hosts for the next #storyappchat: Gretchen Caserottiand Dan Rude. Gretchen is the assistant director for public services at theDarien Library in Darien, CT, and is also the chairperson of the ALSC Children and Technology Committee, where storybook apps and digital access are hot topics of discussion. Dan is the marketing and membership specialist at ALSC,blogs on behalf of the organization, and manages the @ALSCBlog Twitter account.

 

Get your questions ready for Gretchen and Dan–they are especially interested in talking about recent research on co-reading with ebooks on the iPad, access/availability of digital content in libraries, and literacy/childhood development. We’ll kick things off at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT this Sunday, October 7. Be there or be square!


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Andy Kessler: How Videogames Are Changing the Economy

Andy Kessler: How Videogames Are Changing the Economy | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Hi-Fun has invented phone gloves called Hi-Call, which feature a built in microphone and speaker in the little finger and thumb, so you only need to do the internationally recognised telephone sign to make an actual call.

 

The Bluetooth-enabled accessories are "perfect for every sport, from skiing to running" and eliminate the need to pull your phone out of your pocket to make a call, leaving hands toasty and the wearer looking like an X-Factor contender pleading for votes.

 

The gloves are compatible with all mobile phones with Bluetooth and they also have capacitive material to allow you to use touchscreens. They can be charged via USB and feature a multifunction button and LED that flashes blue to show connection...


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Transmedia 101: Masterclass with Jon Reiss | Transmedia 101

Transmedia 101: Masterclass with Jon Reiss | Transmedia 101 | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Transmedia 101 presents Jon Reiss: Think Outside the Box Office. Masterclass

 

Taught by critically acclaimed filmmaker and author Jon Reiss, the Think Outside the Box Office (TOTBO) Full Day Master Class, presented by Transmedia 101, gives participants the knowledge and tools they need to create a distribution and marketing path for their films. This course is recommended not only for filmmakers who have finished films, but especially those who are in the early stages of a film project or who want to have a clear understanding of the radically changing landscape for distributing and marketing films.

Jon Reiss’ approach is a practical, step by step guide to create a unique distribution and marketing strategy for your film. During the master class participants will learn:

 

-Goal Assessment
-Audience Identification
-Ways to connect with and build an audience for your work.
-Social media, organizational partnership and crowdfunding essentials.
-How to create a robust Live Event/Theatrical release.
-How to create merchandise that audiences will want to buy.
-A new approach to conceptualizing digital rights and their monetization.
-How to coordinate the timing of their various rights & marketing strategies.
-How to integrate the exciting new world of transmedia into their work.
-What is a Producer of Marketing and Distribution & how they can help you.


Jon Reiss is a media strategist who helps filmmakers & companies navigate the new distribution and marketing landscape. He has worked with and consulted for the Sundance Institute, Screen Australia, Film Independent, Creative Scotland, The South Australian Film Corporation and numerous film schools and festivals to devise ways to educate and help independent filmmakers in the new economic landscape. He has conducted his TOTBO Master Classes over four continents, is the year-round distribution and marketing lab leader at the IFP Filmmaker Labs and the Director of the IFP PMD Labs he co-created with the IFP.

 

www.jonreiss.com   www.facebook.com/reiss.jon

 

 

 


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Netflix makes 'Just for Kids' iPad friendly - CNET

Netflix makes 'Just for Kids' iPad friendly - CNET | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Netflix makes 'Just for Kids' iPad friendlyCNETThe way it works is a child can click on the "Just for Kids" tab in the new iPad app and "find their favorite shows and movies by swiping through a row of their favorite characters, many of which they...
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Three Key Storytelling Elements - The Digital Storyteller

Three Key Storytelling Elements - The Digital Storyteller | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Three important storytelling elements explained by The Digital Storyteller: Understand, Remember, Repeat.
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A sequel to 'The Giver'? It's true -- and here's what Lois Lowry has to say ... - Entertainment Weekly (blog)

A sequel to 'The Giver'? It's true -- and here's what Lois Lowry has to say ... - Entertainment Weekly (blog) | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Boston GlobeA sequel to 'The Giver'? It's true -- and here's what Lois Lowry has to say ...Entertainment Weekly (blog)Read on to learn why she elected to continue Jonas's story, what she thinks about the dystopian trend, and why she believes The...
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