EdNet Insight | February 2, 2017
Updated Version Gives Educators a Clearer View of What Their Students Are Reading and How Their Skills Are Developing
(Minneapolis, MN) February 2, 2017 - myON, a business unit of Capstone and leading provider of personalized literacy solutions in the K-12 marketplace, today announced the release of myON version 3.7. Made available to the public on December 22, 2016, myON 3.7 provides a variety of updated features aimed to give educators a clear view of what their students are reading and how their skills are developing.
With these changes to myON, standard alignments to titles on myON have been updated, and students can select the read-aloud speed of any book in the myON collection. In addition, the faculty reports have been re-envisioned to more quickly share the most important results, making the data in myON even more actionable by educators and administrators.
"We made these upgrades to help educators customize the monitoring tools they rely on to evaluate their student's improvements and needs," said Todd Brekhus, the president of myON. "We want to empower teachers and administrators with the information they need to instill a love of reading in their students."
Major new features of myON include the following:
- More Beginning Reader Support: Additional native benchmark items that use pictures and simple sentences track changes in students' reading scores over time.
- Alignments to Standards: When creating reading tasks, educators in faculty and administrator roles can use book alignments to state and national standards to connect titles to support curriculum goals.
- Read-Aloud Speed: myON now includes the ability for students to select a read-aloud speed.
- Report Refresh: New and improved educator reports include more details and highlight areas to monitor.
To get a hands-on look at myON at TCEA, you can visit booth 1347 or make an appointment for the PR with Panache! Storytelling Suite.
myON, a business unit of Capstone, developed a personalized digital literacy platform that creates collaborative learning opportunities. myON expands the classroom for teachers and students by providing unlimited access to a collection of more than 13,000 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. For more information, please visit myON.com.