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October 29th, 2013
Press Release: myON Reader Named Best Reading Website by the ComputED Gazette, Wins 2013 EDDIE
Oct. 29, 2013 – The winners of the 18th Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIE) have been announced, naming myON reader as the best reading website for 2013.
For more than 19 years, The ComputED Gazette has provided online resources for educators and identifies innovative programs and websites that provide resources to encourage student success. In addition to the EDDIES, the ComputED Gazette presents the BESSIE Awards. Both awards were created to evaluate and recognize products that positively impact student learning.
“We are honored that myON reader has been recognized as the leading solution to support students in becoming better readers. Educational leaders believe that personalized literacy is an essential component to help students achieve maximum reading growth. We believe that myON reader delivers a reading environment that is engaging and creates a fun environment for all students,” said Todd Brekhus, president of myON. “We want to help every child learn to love reading, and we are pleased the EDDIEs have identified myON reader as a leading provider of an impactful literacy program.”
myON reader allows students to access a unique online environment where they have access to the largest collection of enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, including naturally recorded audio, text highlighting and an embedded dictionary. With a growing collection of over 5,000 titles to choose from, students are provided a recommended booklist that is automatically created by individual interests and reading level using The Lexile® Framework for Reading. Through embedded assessments students and teachers are able to track and measure reading progress.
The EDDIE Awards recognize innovative and content-rich programs, apps and websites that augment classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity. Winners are chosen from titles submitted by publishers worldwide.
The complete list of 2013 EDDIE winners can be found at: http://computedgazette.com/index.html
myON, a business unit of Capstone, develops personalized learning environments for students. As the flagship product, myON reader provides access to the largest integrated collection of enhanced digital books with multimedia supports and embedded Lexile assessments to measure reading growth. Using myON reader, students gain confidence in their abilities, take ownership in their reading growth, and achieve success across the curriculum. Since the platform launched in January 2011, more than 3million students have logged on to read upwards of 4.25 million books. For more information, visit www.myON.com