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Students in California district read 1 million books and improve literacy skills using myON

Many students at Oxnard Elementary School District in Southern California have a dual challenge in gaining reading proficiency. Not only do they struggle with developing literacy skills, but over 56 percent of Oxnard’s 17,000 pre-k through 8 students are learning English as a second language.

To help these students overcome their literacy deficiency, in 2014 leaders at Oxnard turned to the 1-to-1 devices purchased the year prior.

At Napa Valley USD in northern California, classroom technology integration has been a priority since 1997, when the district opened the country’s first New Technology High School. So bringing in digital books in order to provide easily accessible content to the 18,000 students and faculty in 34 schools was a natural—and important—step.

Connecticut elementary schools see boost in books read and Lexile scores after implementing myON

The push toward digital learning in Meriden Public Schools in Connecticut started about six years ago with a simple premise: Learning doesn’t stop when school ends. Superintendent Mark D. Benigni understood that advancing off-campus education would require a strong and engaging digital reading program. Soon he knew he had a winner with myON, which provides anytime, anywhere access to more than 10,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, real-time reporting and assessments, and embedded close reading tools.

OverDrive provides Colorado district with thousands  of eBooks and audiobooks for digital library and curriculum

With over 33,000 students and 52 school sites, it can be challenging to provide accessible content to all students in the St. Vrain Valley School District. Another challenge for the district located north of Denver is economic disparity, which can make achieving equity difficult.

“We have pockets of wealth and pockets of poverty in our district, as well as five bilingual elementary schools,” says Kahle Charles, executive director of curriculum for St. Vrain. “But we wanted all students to have access to the same resources.”

Follett takes resource tracking to the next level with four new services

Juli Hubbard
Vice President, Purchasing
Follett

The education landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. The emergence of new standards, new evaluations and new technologies has placed more strain on school administrators than ever before. We have witnessed how our education partners now have less time to spend on core administrative tasks that once made up the majority of their workload.

1/26/2016

Administrators have a variety of responsibilities in managing a district, but certain tasks can be burdensome and distract from the core mission of the school system. Purchasing, deploying and managing learning resources such as textbooks and other materials are time consuming and costly tasks that can weigh down administrators. However, outsourcing these tasks to an experienced partner can increase efficiency, reduce costs and ensure the right learning resources get in the hands of students.

This free, web-based program allows teachers to manage books and eBooks in their classroom library. Students can use the program to check out and return books. Educators can import titles and run reports on student activity.

Reader Testimony: 

“This method for checking out books is simple and the students learn it quickly. It helps me keep much better track of who has the books and what condition they are in. I am so glad I took the time to check into this and incorporate it into my classroom.”

—Kathryn Haugrud, reading teacher, Detroit Lakes Middle School, Minn.

Year: 
2013

The FlexBook platform allows teachers to assemble their own digital textbooks. Teachers can start from scratch or build textbooks from FlexBooks’ library of text, videos, audio, images, and quizzes. Content is designed for a variety of skill levels and standards, including the Common Core.

Year: 
2013

Technology Together: Whole-Schools Professional Development for Capability and Confidence
ISTE

Starting this April, 1,500 eighth graders across nine middle schools in the Ouachita Parish School System in Monroe, La., will learn the keys of character building and life skills through a new pilot program based on a fantasy fiction novel.

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