Tales2Go Inc., the leading provider of streaming audiobooks for the K-8 marketplace has been invited to present at the upcoming Education Technology Collaborative in Chicago, IL on July 11. Educators and administrators from leading Midwest public, private and charter schools will have the chance to explore Tales2Go at this one-day, free event. Listening to audio books increases reading scores, as proficient reading is a result of listening comprehension (i.e. vocabulary and fluency) and decoding skills.
The Education Technology Start-Up Collaborative is the brainchild of Eileen Murphy, a former teacher, curriculum developer and district-level manager in Chicago Public Schools. Murphy wanted to assemble a session where educators could engage in hands-on demonstrations of education technologies and promising young start-ups could generate awareness of their product and get valuable user feedback. School leaders in a variety of Chicago-area schools selected thirty-five companies to participate in this event. The three areas of selection were: literacy, STEM and management and support of classroom activities.
Abby Ross, Co-Founder of The Education Technology Collaborative, notes, “We believe that collaboration between teachers and innovators is the only way to truly provide equitable access to the highest quality of education for every child.
Tales2Go CEO William Weil comments, “We are honored to be selected and excited to engage with Midwestern school leaders on the benefits of Tales2Go and adding a listening component to reading instruction. With 13 states enacting laws to hold back third graders not reading at level, almost nothing is more important than getting kids excited about and skilled at reading.” He goes on, “Audiobooks have been used in classrooms for decades and are a proven pathway to reading for students at all levels.”
Tales2Go breaks new ground on both the delivery and business model of giving educators and students’ instant access to audio books on desktops, laptops and mobile devices. For example, with Tales2Go, thousands of students can independently listen to the same book simultaneously. And some students may want to check out the physical book from the school or public library and follow along as they listen. Tales2Go is used differently depending on the grade, but ranges from individual to group use, with and without physical books in hand.
For more information on Tales2Go, please visit: www.tales2go.com
Tales2Go is an award-winning mobile audiobook service that streams thousands of name-brand titles from leading publishers and storytellers to play on desktops, laptops and mobile devices in the classroom and beyond. Unlike other audio book services, thousands of students can independently listen to the same book simultaneously. Tales2Go offers piloting opportunities as well as monthly and annual subscription plans, including bulk sales for schools.
About The Education Technology Start-Up Collaborative Summit: The Education Technology Start-up Collaborative is uniting teachers, school leaders and start-ups for a day of collaboration on innovative education technologies. Join leaders from leading Midwest public, private and charter schools in a one-day summit. Engage in hands-on demonstrations of new education technologies. Learn best practices and strategies for integrating technology into the classroom.