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The Asian Screen - The state of China & Hong Kong’s film industry and the emergence of Transmedia

The Asian Screen - The state of China & Hong Kong’s film industry and the emergence of Transmedia | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Intro: THE ASIAN SCREEN is Haexagon Concepts' ongoing series of industry reports on the media and entertainment market in the Greater China and East Asian region.
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Using Comics to Construct Your Transmedia Storyworld

Using Comics to Construct Your Transmedia Storyworld | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
In Tyler Weaver's upcoming book, "Comics for Film, Games, and Animation: Using Comics to Construct Your Transmedia Storyworld," Tyler Weaver "teaches you how to integrate comic storytelling into your own transmedia work by exploring their past, present,...
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Lee Siegel on the Perils of Parenting in the Digital Age

Lee Siegel on the Perils of Parenting in the Digital Age | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

When regulators at the Federal Trade Commission take steps within the coming weeks to strengthen the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, they could well be acting with Vicki Turner in mind.

 

Along with raising her three kids, ages 16, 13, and 7, and working a job with handicapped children and adults, the 43-year-old resident of Fullerton, Calif., also spends a big part of her life monitoring her oldest kids’ online activities: steering them away from inappropriate content, preventing them from uploading photos of themselves onto commercial sites that invite them to do so, and occasionally making them unfriend a person on Facebook whom Turner considers undesirable.

 

When told about Mark Zuckerberg’s declared ambition to open Facebook to children under the age of 13, she sighs. “He just cares about what will profit him,” she says.


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Publishing Perspectives : Publishing Perspectives’ Events at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Publishing Perspectives : Publishing Perspectives’ Events at the Frankfurt Book Fair | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Publishing Perspectives is hosting several events in Frankfurt, including panels on digital pricing, journalism, French children's books, small and self-publishing.
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Telling stories across platforms | FutureBook

Telling stories across platforms | FutureBook | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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A Master List of 500 Free Courses From Great Universities

A Master List of 500 Free Courses From Great Universities | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
During the past two days, our list of Free Online Movies has been getting some good exposure. And we\'ve got no complaints.

 

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http://www.openculture.com/2012/06/a_master_list_of_500_free_courses_from_great_universities.html

 


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'ParaNorman' Will Scare Kids, and That's Good

'ParaNorman' Will Scare Kids, and That's Good | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Fear makes up a big part of entertainment for young people, and when done right, can be empowering.

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The future of brain-controlled gadgets | TechHive

The future of brain-controlled gadgets | TechHive | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
There's something almost carnal about the idea of a device that allows us to pilot our computers and gadgets with nothing but a thought. Here's a look at where mind-controlled gadgetry stands today, and what the future may hold.

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Publishing Perspectives : Surveying the Surprisingly Sanguine UK Children’s Publishing Scene

Publishing Perspectives : Surveying the Surprisingly Sanguine UK Children’s Publishing Scene | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The recent Bookseller's Children's Conference had some good news - sales are up - on top of plenty of good advice. Here's our sampling and survey of the scene.

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London Transmedia Fest 2012 – Greenwich, 26-27 October ...

London Transmedia Fest 2012 – Greenwich, 26-27 October ... | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The London Transmedia Fest 2012 will include free interactive workshops from industry companies and the world's largest ever transmedia hackfest. Sessions will include: Ogilvy Storytelling Lab Day from Ogilvy & Mather UK ...
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20 Best iPhone and iPad apps this week - The Guardian (blog)

20 Best iPhone and iPad apps this week - The Guardian (blog) | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)20 Best iPhone and iPad apps this weekThe Guardian (blog)This is the latest children's app from Penguin Books' Ladybird imprint, following hot on the heels of the recent Skullabones Island: Pirates Ahoy!
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Reader, Viewer, or Player - What is Your Transmedia Audience?Transmedia Digest

Reader, Viewer, or Player - What is Your Transmedia Audience?Transmedia Digest | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Reader, Viewer, or Player – What is Your Transmedia Audience?: Originally published by Transmedia Di...
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Monsters University

Monsters University | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Experience the tradition of academic excellence, groundbreaking research, development of the next generation of leadership, and the relentless pursuit of monster potential. (Pixar created a virtual university to promote new monsters inc.
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Will Terry - Children's Book Illustrator: Getting Your Story App Reviewed - Interview

Will Terry - Children's Book Illustrator: Getting Your Story App Reviewed - Interview | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

I believe there are 3 main ways to get your new story app or ebook noticed and bought many times over.

 

1. Make something AMAZING that changes the user/viewer/reader emotionally.

2. Tell your friends about it via social media and

3. Submit it to review sites. I strongly believe that advertising is for boring products so if the people you shared it with don't respond your time is probably better spent back at the drawing board. That's my plan anyway. 

I'll have an app in Apple's app store in early November if all goes according to plan (and I'll be making tutorials on how I did it so check back soon) so logically I've wanted to get to know who and where I should submit my app to for review. Why mess around I thought - go for the most prominent children's story app review site and ask the reviewer directly. What I got was very unexpected. Straight talk. You guys know I love straight talk. 

I love the answers Carisa Kluver of Digital Storytime gave me (some of her advice is what I've been preaching) and I'm so grateful that she was willing to give me her time. If you're at all interested in producing story apps you NEED to read this article ...


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Rovio To Launch Its First E-Book App At The Frankfurt Book Fair | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News

Rovio To Launch Its First E-Book App At The Frankfurt Book Fair | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Digital Publishing News | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Rovio has done almost everything it can to promote their Angry Bird franchise.
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SLR greenlights Skinner Boys

SLR greenlights Skinner Boys | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Sydney, Austrailia's SLR Productions has greenlit production on new animated action comedy The Skinner Boys with broadcasters Nine Network Australia and SRTL and co-pro partners Telegael, Top Draw Animation and Home Plate Entertainment.
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Transliteracy Research Group

Transliteracy Research Group | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Transliteracy is the ability to read, write and interact across a range of platforms, tools and media from signing and orality through handwriting, print, TV, radio and film, to digital social networks.


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Online worlds: virtuous environments for publishers | FutureBook

Online worlds: virtuous environments for publishers | FutureBook | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

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Learning Through Digital Media » How I Used Wikis to Get My Students to Do Their Readings

Learning Through Digital Media » How I Used Wikis to Get My Students to Do Their Readings | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

"We have heard the complaint or issued it ourselves one too many times: “They don’t read!”

 

But can Digital Media provide some simple pedagogical models to promote a more active engagement with that most ancient and passive form of learning: the reading assignment? In this article, I describe the use of Wikis (web pages that people can easily edit as a group) to get students to summarize, ask questions, and comment on a reading before they even meet for class. And while many new—and old—tools can be used to accomplish similar results, what is innovative about this approach is that whereas before reading and writing was something students were supposed to do individually in the isolation of their rooms or the library, now—thanks to Wikis—it is a project they tackle collaboratively as a class. The goals of this critical pedagogy are thus both modest and radical, at the intersection of old and new technologies: to use Digital Media to change the way students interact with texts."

 

Assignment provided and reflection on it's impact on student learning. A really worthwhile read!


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Ken Morrison's comment, October 3, 2012 8:45 AM
This has been on my mind a lot lately. It frustrates me that so many teachers are ready to gather around Wikipedia like a pinata and beat it down. It is still sooooooo young. It can become something really special if we nurture it and encourage wise use. For example, the most powerful part is not the front page but by going under the hood and looking at the discussions about what should be on the front page. Helping our students find those discussions is so important. Ken
Anne Whaits's comment, December 15, 2012 1:50 PM
Thanks Ken!
slesch's curator insight, December 17, 2012 8:27 AM

Interesting use of Wiki's to foster student engagement with course readings

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Best Practices for Blended Learning Highlighted

Best Practices for Blended Learning Highlighted | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Katie Ash and Ian Quillen are staff writers for Education Week Digital Directions.

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Digital trends in Children’s Book Publishing

Digital trends in Children’s Book Publishing | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The Literary Platform is dedicated to showcasing projects experimenting with literature and technology. It brings together comment from industry figures and key thinkers, and encourages debate.

 

This year’s Bookseller Children’s Conference held on London’s South Bank got off to a buoyant start as Philip Stone, the Bookseller’s chart editor, blasted a newly-caffeinated audience with his impressive stats and a rather special game of author Top Trumps.  Compared to the broader industry, the children’s sector remains fairly robust with the big hitters – Donaldson, Walliams, Rowling, Morpurgo, Wilson, Kinney and Collins – all generating huge turnover. And that’s before the inevitable spike in sales in the run-up to Christmas ...


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Pottermore Insider: Did you hear...The fifth and final puzzle is here to help you find another audio book excerpt

Pottermore Insider: Did you hear...The fifth and final puzzle is here to help you find another audio book excerpt | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The Pottermore Insider: The Official Blog of Pottermore. Written by members of the Pottermore team, the Insider is here to bring you the latest news and updates on all things Pottermore.

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Simon Staffans: Four criteria for evaluating IP and transmedia potential - APP Market

Simon Staffans: Four criteria for evaluating IP and transmedia potentialAPP MarketA quick post on one thing I've been looking into lately; with all the rage around multiplatform storytelling, transmedia storytelling etc, many of the examples and...
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