Second Week of Whooo’s Reading Month-Long Reading Marathon Results Are In: Top Three Classes Log More Than 28,000 Minutes Reading - Tech Learning

Second Week of Whooo’s Reading Month-Long Reading Marathon Results Are In: Top Three Classes Log More Than 28,000 Minutes Reading

Nationwide Goal of Logging 31 Million Minutes of Reading In 31 Days Is On Target   San Diego — March 21, 2016 — Students in Mrs. Margaret Conlon’s 5th-grade class at Spuyten Duyvil School P.S. 24 in New York City did it again by taking first place in the second week of a month-long reading marathon by posting nearly 22,000 minutes of reading in just seven days. Two other classes – Eileen Wickard’s 6th grade class from Palisades Middle School in Kintnersville, Penn., and Lindsay Sims 3rd grade class at Julian Newman Elementary School in Athens, Ala., – placed second and third, respectively with a combined total of more than 6,500 minutes. To date, more than 1,541 schools in all 50 states have logged more than 18 million minutes of reading during the month of March.
Author:
Publish date:

San Diego — March 21, 2016 — Students in Mrs. Margaret Conlon’s 5th-grade class at Spuyten Duyvil School P.S. 24 in New York City did it again by taking first place in the second week of a month-long reading marathon by posting nearly 22,000 minutes of reading in just seven days. Two other classes – Eileen Wickard’s 6th grade class from Palisades Middle School in Kintnersville, Penn., and Lindsay Sims 3rd grade class at Julian Newman Elementary School in Athens, Ala., – placed second and third, respectively with a combined total of more than 6,500 minutes. To date, more than 1,541 schools in all 50 states have logged more than 18 million minutes of reading during the month of March.

Developed by Learn2Earn, Whooo’s Reading is a platform that makes reading fun by giving students in grades K-8 the power of choice, allowing them to read fiction or nonfiction material while incorporating online game elements preferred by today’s digital natives. It also encourages students to improve specific standards-aligned reading and writing skills and become more confident in writing for authentic audiences, including classmates and family members.

Classes must log their reading every single day to win one new Owl Accessory each week—these accessories are used to customize their unique Owlvatar. A national leaderboard is keeping tally of the minutes read and students can keep track of their progress when they log into their personal accounts. At the end of March, the top three classes, along with the school that logs the most minutes, will receive Nook reading tablets to raffle off amongst eligible students.

“The momentum is building and those students at P.S 24 are reading rock stars for the second week in a row,” said Raphael Menko, co-founder of Whooo’s Reading. “We continue to believe that our platform, unlike others, is ideal for motivating students to read because it puts the power of choice—selecting what they want to read – in their hands and because it’s fun. That seems to bear witness in light of more than 18 million minutes of reading having been logged in a little more than two weeks.”

Currently, school districts such as Denver Public Schools, Temple City Unified School District, Lowndes County School District and Wissahickon School District, along with more than 37,800 teachers across the nation are using the platform; with students completing more than 200MM minutes of reading. Previous research showed that students who used Whooo’s Reading consistently for a year significantly increased the text complexity of the books they chose, as determined by Lexile measures.

To compete in the 31 Million Minutes Challenge, students’ school or teacher must be using Whooo’s Reading. Teachers and students interested in registering can go to Whooo’sReading.org. Participants can use #31MillionMinutes to share the progress their classes and schools are making.

About Learn2Earn

Learn2Earn is a young startup company focused on providing a 21st-century alternative to traditional literacy programs and school fundraising platforms. Unlike other reading or fundraising programs, their service is child-centric rather than educator-centric, meaning everything they develop is focused on benefitting the children who use it, on making reading fun, and improving specific reading and writing skills as outlined in the Common Core State Standards. In the area of fundraising, they offer something that most fundraising companies don’t: an educational platform for schools to use to raise money. Students aren’t selling; they’re improving their reading skills. For more information, visit https://www.learn2earn.org

# # #

Featured

Related

Survey: More than 70 Percent of Teachers Prefer Whooo’s Reading over Accelerated Reader when Given the Choice promo image

Learn2Earn Students Log 100 Million Minutes of Reading

Brayden Charcoal from Fort Smith, Ark., makes the milestone minute and earns an e-reader   San Diego — Nov. 9, 2015 — Since the inception of the Learn2Earn platform in September 2013, hundreds of thousands of K-8 readers have been using the Whooo’s Reading program and the Reading-Raiser Read-A-Thon system to log the number of minutes they spend reading on their own. Today, Learn2Earn announced a new milestone: Brayden Charcoal of Euper Lane Elementary School in Fort Smith, Ark., has logged the 100 millionth minute of reading. Learn2Earn will celebrate this landmark moment by awarding Charcoal with a NOOK e-reader from Barnes & Noble, Inc., (NYSE:BKS). His classmates will have a reading party throw by Learn2Earn, who will supply captivating and fun reading materials. 

Survey: More than 70 Percent of Teachers Prefer Whooo’s Reading over Accelerated Reader when Given the Choice promo image

Students Read More Than One Million Books Using Learn2Earn’s Whooo’s Reading Social Learning Platform More than 1M minutes of reading logged in one weekend alone

San Diego — Oct. 27, 2015 — Learn2Earn, a company dedicated to providing a 21st century alternative in the school fundraising and reading program spaces, has reached a significant milestone. In a recent analysis of student reading logs, Learn2Earn found that more than 137,000 students have read 1,167,532 books since September 2013, with more than 230,000 books read last month alone. Further review found that the weekend of September 19-20, showed students logged more than 1M minutes of reading. Broken down another way, that’s 885 days or 2.42 years of reading done in a single weekend.

MARCH IS NATIONAL READING AWARENESS MONTH: Whooo’s Reading Launches Month-Long Reading Marathon promo image

MARCH IS NATIONAL READING AWARENESS MONTH: Whooo’s Reading Launches Month-Long Reading Marathon

Students Across the Country Challenged to Support Daily Goal of Reading for 1 Million Minutes; Hoping to Surpass 31 Million Minutes in 31 Days; Winners Awarded Prizes San Diego — March 1, 2016 — The revered NCAA’s March Madness basketball tournament has nothing on Whooo’s Reading’s 31 Million Minute Marathon that is challenging students in schools and districts across the nation to read 1 million minutes per day for the 31 days of March.  The program will run the entire month of March, designated as National Reading Awareness Month, kicking off on March 1.  

Whooo’s Reading Adds Integration with Google Classroom and More promo image

WHOOO’S READING OFFERING THREE-MONTH, NO-COST TRIAL TO IMPLEMENT INSTRUCTIONAL PLATFORM

Gamification Platform Recognized by Educators to Motivate Reading/Writing Skills of Students   San Diego — March 16, 2016 — As part of National Reading Awareness Month, Whooo’s Reading’s, developed by Learn2Earn, is offering an opportunity for schools and districts to join the 37,000 educators already devoted to the effective reading platform with a free, three-month trial. The tool offers tiered level pricing on a per student basis. To partake in the offer, a school or district needs at least three teachers—preferably a librarian or a principal would be involved as well—then simply go to WhooosReading.org to request the free account. 

Survey: More than 70 Percent of Teachers Prefer Whooo’s Reading over Accelerated Reader when Given the Choice promo image

Whooo’s Reading Platform Helps Elementary Students Significantly Improve Reading Proficiency and Comprehension After One Year

San Diego — Oct. 19, 2015 — After a year of using the Whooo’s Reading online platform, elementary students at all grade levels read books with significantly higher text complexity, as determined by Lexile measures, than at the start of that year. Those were the findings of a recent analysis, conducted by Learn2Earn, the creator of Whooo’s Reading. The data came from more than 2,700 students who used the platform during the 2014-15 school year.

Whooo’s Reading Adds Integration with Google Classroom and More promo image

Whooo’s Reading Adds Integration with Google Classroom and More

 New improvements include Google syncs and logins, as well as  a new badge system targeting reading comprehension skills  San Diego — Feb. 2, 2016 — Whooo’s Reading, by Learn2Earn, is once again responding to teacher input and learning trends with two updates to its platform. The company can now help teachers integrate their Whooo’s Reading account with Google Classrooms. In addition, it has introduced an array of reading comprehension badges that add to the platform’s gamification and blended-learning elements, giving students motivation to master different reading comprehension skills sets, and the freedom to choose the manner and rate in which they master those standard-aligned skills.

Survey: More than 70 Percent of Teachers Prefer Whooo’s Reading over Accelerated Reader when Given the Choice promo image

Teacher Input Sparks Changes to Learn2Earn’s Whooo’s Reading Platform

Teachers ask for, and receive, expanded reading-writing connection through blogging prompts and an easy way to monitor and evaluate Lexile levels of the texts students choose   San Diego — Dec. 7, 2015 — Learn2Earn, a company dedicated to providing a 21st century alternative in the school fundraising and reading motivation program spaces, is continuing its tradition of enhancing its offerings based on teacher recommendations by adding two major updates to its Whooo’s Reading platform. For the late fall 2015 semester, the company is expanding its reading-writing connection component and implementing more tools to help teachers monitor reading comprehension growth.