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Special grant brings exciting new kid’s books to Ida Rupp Library; Ohio Dept. of Education promotes, accelerates literacy at 32 libraries
Ida Rupp Library officials have announced a new book collection in its children’s department that was purchased with funding provided by the Libraries Accelerating Learning Grant through the Ohio Department of Education. Ida Rupp Library was one of 32 libraries chosen across Ohio to receive the grant, intended to provide services and materials to promote and accelerate literacy.
While these ebooks are meant to be used on personal tablets or phones outside of the library, a young patron can visit any district library and read iVOX ebooks for free, Pearson said.
One of the strengths of iVOX is the dynamic display. Rather than emulating a printed page, each “page” in an iVOX book responds intelligently to the size of the screen it’s seen on.
“One of the things I’ve noticed with a lot of apps with children’s books is that when you open them up the story is on both pages at one time and it’s very wide,” Pearson said. “It’s hard to get that to work on a mobile device. On Kindle, for instance, they don’t carry a lot of picture books because the formatting doesn’t work well on a cell phone. With iVOX it works beautifully on my small little Apple phone. You’re not having to scroll across or around on your device to get it to fit on your screen.”
Alright, I know I’m pretty late, but how cool are VOX books? My toddler was so excited to bring this home and hear this special story being read aloud to us both. This really took me back to the Scholastic book fairs, when I would try to collect all the “books on CD.”
While understanding the benefits, I am a bit resistant to technology in the early childhood years, so my daughter doesn’t read on a device. These books are kind of the best of both worlds- little hands can hold a beautiful hardback book, while being able to listen to a story without an adult present.
I think these books would be great in classrooms for children whose primary language doesn’t match the language being spoken by the teacher. You can also easily plug headphones in, to minimize distractions in a shared space.
Parents and other caregivers are always looking for ways to make learning fun and engaging for the children in their care. Thanks to these new books now available from the Brazoria County Library System, they won’t need to look far. Immersive Reality books combine cutting edge Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technology with traditional children’s books. The first of their kind, IR books redefine the learning experience and allow children ages 4 to 14 to “read it, see it, and live it.” With IR books, young readers can find themselves floating in outer space, swimming with great white sharks, or skimming along the Great Wall of China — while learning about astronomy, zoology, and geography.
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A list of the best free music apps for iPhone was compiled to help you enjoy your music library, discover new artists, identify songs, and listen to streaming music.
One of the few things you would want to do on your iPhone if you had one is listen to chill music.
“The research is out. Kids are behind in reading acquisition,” says Sarah Hartley, educational sales manager at Orca Book Publishers. “I’ve been to numerous conferences—every teacher is telling me how behind their students are.”
Supporting the anecdotal evidence, the results from the Nation’s Report Card (the NEAP 2022 Reading Assessments) revealed that only one-third of American fourth graders were performing at or above the NEAP Proficient level. Eighth graders are also struggling, with 30 percent of students performing below NEAP Basic level.
English language specialist Suzan Racchetto-Madrigal received a CapED grant to buy the VOX bilingual books for New Horizons Dual Language Magnet Elementary School. Author:...
Parents and other caregivers are always looking for ways to make learning fun and engaging for the children in their care. Thanks to a new offering from Dover Public Library, they won’t need to look far!
The kits are for children in preschool through third grade, and help students and families practice a variety of skills.
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announces Best Digital Tools for Teaching & Learning "iVOX is a storytelling app that not only gives young readers...
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