Teacher Review For myON

Bookshelf in your Pocket!

Cynthia S.
Media specialist/librarian
Fremont Public Schools
Fremont, NE
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My Grades 5, 6, 7, 8
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
As a librarian, I am always interested in strategies to get kids reading anywhere, anytime. MyOn is a great collection of reading selections that one can use to engage students in reading. The entire collection is searchable and students can choose by topic, genre, reading level, etc through the advanced search option. I love that it has Spanish language selections and some audio capabilities, as well. I also tried the iPad app which isn't as comprehensive, but would make a great addition to classroom use as it offers offline reading.
My Take
The online and app resources combined make a nice addition to any reading program. Using an electronic device affords students the privacy of reading at their own ability and interest level. This is so powerful for emerging and struggling readers. The ability to download books to the app and read offline is huge for students with no internet access outside of the school day. There are some social media sharing capabilities which also add to guiding students with regard to digital citizenship.