January 24, 2014

Increase Literacy with these Great Digital Reading Resources!

One of Digital Learning Day’s partners, myON, is offering unlimited access to their award-winning, enhanced digital books for PreK – Grade 8, through June 30, 2014.

myON books include flexible supports like word and sentence highlighting, an embedded dictionary, and even naturally-recorded audio by professional actors and actresses, at just the right tempo for the reading level of each book. With access to over 4,000 digital titles (70% of which are non-fiction), this is a great free tool for students, teachers and families. Take a look!

To access myON books, follow these simple steps:
Step 1 - Click here For easy access - bookmark this page. (Please note: You can also login at www.myON.com. There you will need to add a School Name: 2014 Digital Learning Day MN District)
Step 2 - Enter the following information:
Username:  books (case sensitive)
Password:   books (case sensitive)
Step 3- Click on submit, select a book and start reading!

For quick tips from the myON team, download the Teacher Tips.

Read online or offline

You can read on myON from any web-enabled device. And, you can download up to 20 books for offline reading, as well, using our free mobile apps.
• myON iPad app, visit iTunes
• myON Android app, visit Google Play
• myON Kindle Fire HD app, visit Kindle store

More About MyOn here

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