Press Release: myON expands personalized reading platform with literacy toolkit
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (June 25, 2014) – myON is expanding its award-winning digital literacy platform to include a set of literacy tools to further personalize the reading experience for students, while growing instructional capabilities for teachers. These literacy tools will be an addition to myON’s existing digital collection of more than 7,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia scaffolds and embedded assessments.
The first set of literacy tools to be released includes tools to support close reading. Students can use embedded tools in all myON digital books to practice close reading skills like highlighting and note taking. More than 70% of the myON collection is comprised of informational text, which serves as a base from which educators can teach how to cite evidence to support the text with close reading. The myON license ensures that each book is always accessible no matter how many students are reading and that each student has a personal copy for their own close reading. This allows teachers and students to collaborate together and interact with texts in new ways.
myON is the first company to offer unlimited access to authentic digital content and reading growth assessments, tools and data. With the addition of new literacy tools, educators can easily review students’ close reading activities in a digital environment.
“The learning possibilities for the 21st-century classroom becomes limitless when you embed a set of transformational close reading tools within a collection of more than 7,000 enhanced digital books,” said myON President Todd Brekhus. “The millions of students reading on myON thus far have experienced incredible reading growth; we are so excited to see the growth of these students when they can perform close reading tasks within our platform.”
Close reading tools are the first in an exciting lineup within the expansion of the myON literacy platform. More tools will be announced and added to the myON platform over the coming twelve months. For a limited time, all myON customers will have free access to the groundbreaking literacy tools as they’re added to the platform.
myON, a business unit of Capstone is a personalized digital literacy platform that creates collaborative learning opportunities. myON expands the classroom for teachers and students by providing unlimited access to the largest collection of more than 7,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, real-time assessments and close reading tools. myON empowers students and teachers with real-time, actionable data—number and type of books opened and read, time spent reading, results of regular benchmark assessments, and more—based on embedded Lexile® assessments that measure student reading growth. With myON, every student experiences the benefits of personalized literacy instruction.
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