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Topic for the 8/26/12 #storyappchat: Kid Testing

#storyappchat topic badgeI’ll go out on a limb here and say: I bet most of us like kids. Otherwise, why develop for them? I also predict that most of us have access to children, either as parents, teachers or caregivers. And: I’ve got a strong hunch that most of us did at least some informal testing of our storybook app content with the kids in our lives. Did you assemble a group of children in a formal focus group/testing environment, or did you simply run through your creation with your own kid(s) in your lap at bedtime and gauge their response?

If you aren’t a writer, illustrator or developer, which currently-available apps or ebooks are favorites with your kids (either at home or in the classroom)?

Let’s chat about our experiences in sharing our own development process with actual age-appropriate audiences during the next #storyappchat, this Sunday (August 26) at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. And just for fun: if it’s been a while since you got the original feedback from your kids, how about revisiting your app with them before the chat, and be prepared to share the new feedback with us. Just use the #storyappchat hashtag on Twitter to take part in the chat–see you then!


Transcript for the 8/5/12 #storyappchat: Back to School

Thanks to all the educators who popped in to this week’s #storyappchat to weigh in on the Common Core standards, how apps are and could be used in the classroom, and technology challenges and triumphs.

Go ahead and plan to join us next Sunday night (August 12) at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. We will look forward to seeing you then!

Transcript for the 6/24/12 #storyappchat: Angie Harrison

What a lively and well-attended chat we enjoyed last night–we were lucky to have educator Angie Harrison (@TechieAng) guest host for us, and we discussed ways in which apps are being used in the elementary school classroom. If you missed it, grab the jumbo (26 page!) transcript above, and make plans to join us at the next one.

Note: we will be taking July 1 (next week) as a vacation to celebrate the Independence Day holiday, but we’ll be back in full force on July 8 to cover the topic “Bookstore Apps vs. Standalone Story Apps: Where Should I Publish?” and then we’ll welcome Julia Brannon (@Julia_Brannon) on July 15 who will guest host a discussion about app marketing. We’ll kick off each chat at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific, so make plans to join us!