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Social reading network for preK-8, remedial students

Capstone Digital announces the launch of myON™ reader, which provides access to a library of digital books with multimedia supports, customized to a student’s interest and reading ability.
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Capstone Digital, developer of personalized learning environments for students, announces the launch of myON™ reader, an online platform that uses cloud-based technology to connect school and home through anytime, anywhere access to a library of digital books, and to provide a safe, social network where students can read, rate and review digital books, and recommend them to classmates.

Designed for PreK-8 and remedial readers, myON reader creates individual, personalized reading programs for students. The online platform offers a growing library of more than 1,000 books from Capstone imprints. Embedded reading scaffolds include highlighting, audio and dictionary. myON reader develops an individual profile for each student based on interests and reading ability, and generates a recommended book list to encourage students to read more and further improve their reading skills.

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