myON™ Reader Adds Android App to its Mobile Access Library

Lauren Williams's picture
Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Capstone Digital, leading provider of digital literacy resources to the K-12 marketplace is thrilled to announce the expansion of mobile access to its flagship solution, myON™ reader, with the release of its Android App.  More than 1.2 million students already have access to thousands of books on the myON platform, but this expansion will provide them with unlimited anytime, anywhere access to their personalized learning environment from virtually any device using the Android operating system.

Available free of charge to existing myON customers, the Android App offers users the ability to choose from a library of more than 4,000 enhanced digital books to download for offline reading.  Originating from Capstone and 21 additional leading publishers, each title accessed through the new app offers highlighting capabilities as well as an audio and embedded dictionary along with multi-touch gestures like swiping and zooming to provide the best possible reading experience.

Todd Brekhus, President of Capstone Digital comments, “It is so important that students have access to quality digital books, from any device, whether or not they always have access to the Internet.”  He goes on to say, “The Android App, along with our other mobile device solutions, allows students to continue their reading when they are outside of the classroom, where they may not be connected.  Reading growth should not be restricted to the classroom and with the addition of our newest app, myON reader continues to support student reading wherever the road may take them.”

All student activity within the app is tracked and recorded, even when books are downloaded and read offline, providing teachers a comprehensive, mobile classroom management system.  Both on and offline activity is recorded within the app, and is automatically updated the next time they log on, where books read, time spent reading and more are tracked.  This allows for student reading growth to be measured based on the Lexile® Framework, allowing students, parents and teachers access to personal trajectory reports forecasting their expected reading levels.

For more information about the myON Android App, please visit: www.TheFutureInReading.com/Mobile.

About Capstone Digital

Capstone Digital, a division of Capstone, develops personalized learning environments for students.  Offerings include digital books, research databases and audio books, all designed to increase fluency and reading levels for students at all levels.  Their flagship product, myON reader provides access to the largest integrated library of digital books with multimedia supports.  Using Capstone Digital products, students gain confidence in their abilities, take ownership in their reading growth and achieve success across the curriculum.  For more information, please visit www.thefutureinreading.com or www.capstonedigital.com.

About myON™

myON reader provides online access to more than 4,000 books with multimedia supports, such as embedded dictionary, highlighting and audio, customized to a student’s interest and reading. Accessible at school or home, the platform creates a collaborative reading environment where students, educators and parents work together to support student reading performance. Students also have access to a safe, social network where they can read, rate, review and recommend books to classmates. Since the platform launched in January 2011, more than 1.4 million students have logged on to read upwards of 4.25 million books. Learn more about myON at www.TheFutureinReading.com.