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Sales Of E-Books For Kids Have Exploded This Year

Sales Of E-Books For Kids Have Exploded This Year | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Parents are buying e-books for their children in growing numbers as experts say a new generation may become more used to reading from an iPad or Kindle screen than from a traditional book.

 

Sales of children’s e-books nearly tripled over the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2011, figures from the Publishers Association (PA) showed yesterday.

Richard Mollet, chief executive of the PA, said that 2.6 million children’s e-books were sold over the first half of this year, compared to 1 million the previous year.

 

Publishers and retailers said that advances in technology have meant that digital books for children, including picture books, have taken off in an “explosive” way in recent months ...


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Parents and Children Prefer Reading Print Books Together Over E-Books, Study Finds | Digital Book World

Parents and Children Prefer Reading Print Books Together Over E-Books, Study Finds | Digital Book World | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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E-books could become the norm for children as sales soar - Telegraph

E-books could become the norm for children as sales soar - Telegraph | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
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These 14 Harry Potter Minecraft Builds Will Blow You Away - IGN

These 14 Harry Potter Minecraft Builds Will Blow You Away - IGN | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

These 14 Harry Potter Minecraft Builds Will Blow You AwayIGNby Justin Davis. September 18, 2012. Today's incredible Minecraft builds come from the rich world of Harry Potter.


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Antagonism between libraries and eBook publishing houses persists in Australia | Aptara News

Antagonism between libraries and eBook publishing houses persists in Australia | Aptara News | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
The conflict between digital publishers and public libraries is not limited to the United States. As The Sydney Morning Herald recently highlighted, these disputes have arisen in Australia, with little sign of them abating in the near future.
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World MakerFaire NYC | Transmedia Storytelling in Children's Media

Last year I went to my first MakerFaire in New York. WOW. Silly & smart and all matter of things #STEM & DIY for kids, one giant Makerspace. What is a Makerspace? Dale Dougherty of O'Reilly Media and founder of MAKE ...
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Transmedia Storytelling | Pass It On

Transmedia Storytelling | Pass It On | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Transmedia storytelling, like the name suggests, describes a method of using multiple media (books, videos, web, etc.) to tell a story. Unlike the traditional method of simply adapting, say, a book into a movie, this type of writing ...
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60% of Australian's use a 2nd Screen & Social TV - Leading Oz players mini conference Melb 31 Oct

60% of Australian's use a 2nd Screen & Social TV - Leading Oz players mini conference Melb 31 Oct | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Join the Connected TV Marketing Association (CTVMA) and Australia’s leading industry exponents of Social TV in Australia’s first 2012 ratings period forum.

Fango, iView, Jump-in, Zeebox. Australian TV networks are creating new ways for connected audiences to engage with their content, advertisers and each other. With 60 per cent of online Australians having used a second screen device while watching TV, synchronising the second screen for connected viewing is rapidly becoming part of the multi-screen strategy.


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20 Augmented Reality Experiments in Education

20 Augmented Reality Experiments in Education | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Augmented reality is exactly what the name implies — a medium through which the known world fuses with current technology to create a uniquely blended interactive experience.

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Co-reading with children on iPads: Parents’ perceptions and practices

To follow up on insights revealed in our Print vs. E-books QuickStudy, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center conducted a second QuickStudy to survey parents about reading books with their 2-to-6-year-old children.  In this survey we assessed family ownership of devices on which e-books can be read and included a set of questions about reading e-books with children since market research indicates these are emerging trends (Rainie et al., 2012). 

 

Because the Apple iPad has demonstrated a quick rise to dominance in the tablet marketplace, this report delves into iPad owners' practices and perceptions surrounding the use of e-books in their kids' literacy development.  We found noteworthy patterns of perceptions and use of e-books among the families in this sample who own iPads.  These patterns warrant broader conversations and pose important questions for researchers and designers.


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Developing a Successful Educational App | Bacciz - Books, Apps ...

Developing a Successful Educational App | Bacciz - Books, Apps ... | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
If you decide to develop apps for children, you will probably have to make a choice: either you become a game developer (which usually means developing apps for entertainment) or start out as an educational apps ...
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Modern Mythology: Participants Wanted!

Modern Mythology: Participants Wanted! | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Get involved in collaborative storytelling in "Legends of Eden":

 

For those of you who have been following my posts here for the last few months, you may have noticed I've been talking a lot about how technology has transformed the publishing industry, and how transmedia storytelling has broken down the barriers between a story and it's audience.

But I haven't really gone into the specifics about how this can be put into practice.


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21 Things to Do to Help Your Infographic Go Viral

21 Things to Do to Help Your Infographic Go Viral | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Building Storyworlds - lecture from 9.12.12 class from Lance Weiler...

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THE THING ABOUT GOD IS THAT HE KNOWS WHAT YOU NEED AND JUST HOW TO PROVIDE IT GOD STYLE IT MAY BE A LEARNING PROCESS INTAILED

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SHOWCASE POST: Transmedia, Fans and Facebook

SHOWCASE POST: Transmedia, Fans and Facebook | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
You can now Shazam any TV show in the U.S.

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Food Makers Hook Kids on Mobile Games

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You can now Shazam any TV show in the U.S.

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» You can now Shazam any TV show in the U.S.

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You can now Shazam any TV show in the U.S.

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'The heavy lifting lies in trying to find the sweet spot between story and gameplay.' Q&A with games writer and TEDx Transmedia 2012 speaker Rhianna Pratchett.

'The heavy lifting lies in trying to find the sweet spot between story and gameplay.' Q&A with games writer and TEDx Transmedia 2012 speaker Rhianna Pratchett. | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Award-winning games writer Rhianna Pratchett has been named one of the top 100 most influential women in games and just been announced as the lead writer on the new Tomb Raider re-boot, one of the...

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Seeking books for children in Ghana — a contagious mission - Corpus Christi Caller Times

Seeking books for children in Ghana — a contagious mission - Corpus Christi Caller Times | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Seeking books for children in Ghana — a contagious missionCorpus Christi Caller TimesContributed photo These children of Shama village, in the western region of Ghana, are shown during vacation Bible school, provided by Agnes Mensah as part of her...
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Cybils: Book Apps: A Handy Definition

Cybils: Book Apps: A Handy Definition | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Book apps have been developed for the youngest children - transposing Sandra Boynton's classic board books into a book app; but they have also been developed for advanced YA readers, integrating text, video and images ...
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For Those Who Want to Lead, Read

For Those Who Want to Lead, Read | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it
Whether it's Wikipedia, Michael Lewis, or Aristotle, reading brings a host of benefits to the workplace.

 

"Many business people claim that reading across fields is good for creativity. And leaders who can sample insights in other fields, such as sociology, the physical sciences, economics, or psychology, and apply them to their organizations are more likely to innovate and prosper."


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"Reading increases verbal intelligence (PDF), making a leader a more adept and articulate communicator. Reading novels can improve empathy and understanding of social cues, allowing a leader to better work with and understand others — traits that author Anne Kreamer persuasively linked to increased organizational effectiveness, and to pay raises and promotions for the leaders who possessed these qualities. And any business person understands that heightened emotional intelligence will improve his or her leadership and management ability."

 

 

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A PREFACE TO THIS 4 PART SCOOP SERIES IN DEFENSE OF READING LITERATURE


Have you ever had to defend great literature at a facuIty meeting? Ever struggle to justify fiction as having value during budget crunch discussions? Or, defend a title as having value to a parent, or that parent's offspring for that matter?

 

I've been researching the benefits of literature in pursuit of refining vision and mission statements, and other challenging questions related to my pending application for 501(c)(3) nonprofit status.

 

Today, I've focused upon the real question bluntly phrased, "What are the benefits of reading literature in the real world?"

 

I've come across a few articles today that are responsive to the question from perspectives beyond those of which we who teach literature are already aware. That is to say, articles that bring the value of reading literature to the "rest of the world," and of particular interest to me at the moment, to those who are willing to provide funding to socially beneficial endeavors, IF AND ONLY IF, those efforts can be documented as having measurable impact.

 

Though it is relatively easy to measure improvement impact in literacy education, as literacy is a "can-you-do-it-or-not" skill, it is much more difficult to measure impact of employing that skill in pursuit of wisdom as it has been articulated in great works of our global literary heritage.

 

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PART 1 OF A 4 SCOOP SERIES IN DEFENSE OF READING LITERATURE
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This extremely well-documented article goes right at the "What good is fiction in the business world" challenge.

 

A LOT of good apparently!

 

The premise being that great literature can make great leaders, whether they are business leaders such as "Steve Jobs (who) had an "inexhaustible interest" in William Blake; Nike founder Phil Knight [who] so reveres his library that in it you have to take off your shoes and bow; and Harman Industries founder Sidney Harman (who) called poets "the original systems thinkers," quoting freely from Shakespeare and Tennyson" or great political leaders; I had forgotten that the 1953 Nobel prize in Literature went to Winston Churchill who was awarded the prize "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values". (http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1953/)

 

To know that there are those in the business world who recognize that the value of being well-read is a true 21st century skill of great value to both those who lead as well as to those being led in the business world may put us in debt to those who recognize and articulate the values of literature beyond the awareness of non literature educators in curriculum development and decision making positions and in the communities where we dedicate our professional efforts.

 

 

 

~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~

 


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Larry Anderson's comment, February 14, 2013 9:34 AM
For quite a long time, I have contended that "All Leaders Are Readers." Perhaps, it would be stated better as, "All Effective Leaders are Readers!" From years of experience and observation, I can tell a great deal about a person's ability to lead others simply by examining his/her personal library. Too, I will pitch out the name of an author or a great work...then see if that "leader" recognizes who or what I'm quoting. Remember the profound adage gleaned from the epic work by Alfred Lord Tennyson in his "Ulysses," -- "I have become a part of all I've met!"
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Storytelling and Social Media

Storytelling and Social Media | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Imagery rules social media! The numbers don't lie, a brand's story is best framed online with photo and videos.


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5 Ways Parents Can Keep it Real in A Digital World – Kindertown

5 Ways Parents Can Keep it Real in A Digital World – Kindertown | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

We live in a remarkable era where technology assists us with just about everything we do. As a parent, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to draw the line – in the sand or on the iPad “Etch A Sketch” app. How much tech is too much for your preschooler? What is the value of 2D Digital vs 3D Real World experiences?

 

Rather than putting “tech” experiences on the other side of more natural experiences, why not think of them as “Apples and Oranges.” They are different, but they are both fruit with benefits to your well being. There is so much that technology affords us. However, it should not out weigh three dimensional, ‘REAL WORLD’, experiences because there is an awful lot that the real world affords us and it is paramount for human development (child) and maintenance (YOU).

So here is a reminder of 5 things you can do with your child to “keep it REAL” ...


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Kiss Kill

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Check out reviews on new and old games, books, music and films - compare other peoples thoughts. To read the full review, click on the required item. To return to the list of reviews, click Back to more reviews.
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The Arrival: graphic introduction to steampunk ARG [#transmedia]

The Arrival: graphic introduction to steampunk ARG [#transmedia] | Young Adult and Children's Stories | Scoop.it

Cory Doctorow: "The Arrival is the opening salvo in a multi-year, multimedia steampunk alternate reality based in London."


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The Four Types of Stories

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The Four Types of Stories - Wattpad brings you a guest post from David W. Fleming, author of the scifi comedy Growing Up Wired

 

One way to get better ideas is to better understand the scope of all possible ideas. Science fiction author, Orson Scott Card’s book, Character and Viewpoint, does just that. In this book, Card proposes what he calls the M.I.C.E. Quotient as a way to categorize stories.

 

“How do you get your ideas?” this is a question, no doubt, asked countless times of many writers. “They just come to me - while I’m in the shower.” Right. Right. Not all that helpful, huh?

 

M.I.C.E stands for Milieu (Setting), Idea, Character and Event. This means that any given story could have been written for the purpose of describing a setting, expressing an idea, making us fall in love with a character or chronicling a particular event.

 

Of course, many stories are blends of all four of these elements but, generally speaking, many stories seem to have been written with one of these four intents. Examples? Don’t mind if I do!

 

[Image Source] The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


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