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Transcript for the 6/29/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the 6/29/14 #storyappchat

Transcript for the June 29, 2014 edition of #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter gathering where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps for kids. Tonight we talked about Handling Disappointment: How to Stay Positive and Motivated. Join us every Sunday at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT!

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Transcript for the April 13, 2014 #storyappchat

Transcript for the April 13, 2014 #storyappchat

Transcript for the April 13, 2014 #storyappchat, our weekly Twitter gathering where we discuss all things related to creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. Tonight’s chat was co-hosted by Heather Shugar (@DiaperedKnights) and focused on the topic of literacy in and out of the classroom.

Welcome to #storyappchat!

What was #storyappchat? It was a weekly Twitter meeting for those of us interested in creating storybook apps and ebooks for kids. We talked about all aspects of the business, from the latest software tools to avoiding burnout. Most of our weekly visitors identified themselves as:

  • Authors
  • Illustrators
  • Software Developers
  • Librarians
  • Educators
  • Consultants
  • App Reviewers
  • Parents

…but if you don’t fit into any of these categories, don’t worry. We’re happy to have you join us if you are interested in a behind-the-scenes look at children’s storybook apps/ebooks.

The weekly chats are no more, but people still use the #storyappchat hashtag on Twitter to share news, information and to ask questions. Keep an eye on us!

We post topics on our Facebook page and on Twitter, so be sure to Like and Follow us there. After our chats, we generated a transcript so even if you missed the live discussion, you could benefit from the wisdom of the attendees.

Scroll down for transcripts from every #storyappchat session held since 2011.

Transcript for the 6/23/13 #storyappchat: Screen Time vs. Screen Quality

[#storyappchat Transcript for 062313]

The transcript follies continue, since SearchHash, the free transcript-generator I’ve been using for the past several months is now down. I put this transcript together using Storify, and hopefully this service will a) serve our purposes and b) not disappear in a few months, just as I’m getting used to it. Also, please bear with me–there may be some bumps in the road as I try to capture all our tweets from the chat, in chronological order. Storify requires me to drag each tweet to a different window, which opens up the real possibility of human error in the process. UGH!

Transcript frustrations aside, this was a solid chat with good links and opinions flying back and forth. If you missed it, go ahead now and make plans to join us for the next one on June 30 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific, OK?

Topic for the 6/23/13 #storyappchat: Screen Time vs. Screen Quality

#storyappchat topic badgeNo doubt about it, our kids are spending more time in front of screens–and there is some concern about whether or not this is a good thing. But isn’t it time we make a distinction between passive screen time (i.e., television) and active screen time, like engaging with book apps and other educational material on a tablet device?

Carisa wrote about this very topic a few weeks ago on her blog, and it’s worth a look. She reminds us that not all television is bad, and perhaps we should be focusing on the quality of the media we’re consuming (and who we consume it with), instead of the amount of time spent in front of the screen(s).

Let’s discuss the latest research and opinions and what these might mean for content creators, developers and others involved in creating stories for children during the next #storyappchat. We’ll kick things off this Sunday evening, June 23, at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific. Join us! Simply start tweeting using the #storyappchat hashtag–we’ll leave the light on for you.

Transcript for the 4/14/13 #storyappchat: App Review and Curation Sites

Apparently the #storyappchat faithful are pretty passionate about this topic, because we had several of our regulars weighing in last night about the pros and cons of both app review sites and app curation sites. In fact, we probably could’ve kept going for another entire hour, which means we’ll probably revisit this topic in a few months.

Couldn’t join us? It’s all there in the transcript above for your reading enjoyment. Make plans to stop by next Sunday, April 21 for the next chat. We’ll kick things off at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific!

Transcript for the 3/10/13 #storyappchat: Karen Nemeth and #ECETechChat

Wow, if there were ever two groups who should get together more, it’s #storyappchat and #ECETechChat. This discussion was brimming over with questions, shared frustrations, and valuable information and links–which are all there for your perusal in the transcript above. I can tell we’ll probably want to link up with this fantastic group of early childhood educators again. In the meantime, head on over to their Facebook page for updates from this group of users. A big thanks to Karen Nemeth for serving as guest host during this lively chat.

Don’t forget, we chat every Sunday evening at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/6:00 p.m. Pacific, so make plans to pop in during the next one, OK?