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Capstone Digital Extends Mobile Reach with myON iPad App

Capstone Digital announces the launch of its myON iPad app. More than 1.2 million students now have unlimited anytime, anywhere access to a growing collection of more than 3,000 digital books with multimedia supports such as highlighting, audio and embedded audio. While myON was already optimized for all mainstream mobile platforms, the iPad app now offers students the ability to download digital books for offline reading. Plus, the iPad app retains all of myON’s tracking and measurement tools – even when students download and read books offline.
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App Lets Readers Browse Library of More Than 3,000 Titles, Download Digital Books for Offline Reading

MINNEAPOLIS (Nov. 1, 2012) – As more educators adopt iPads® as an integral part of their teaching and learning practices, Capstone Digital, developer of personalized learning environments for students, announces the launch of its myON™ iPad app. More than 1.2 million students – who have already read more than 4 million digital books on the myON platform – now have unlimited anytime, anywhere access to the personalized literacy environment through the new myON iPad app.

While myON was already optimized for all mainstream mobile platforms, the iPad app now offers the ability to download digital books for offline reading. Through the myON app, students, parents and educators have access to an ever-expanding collection of more than 3,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports such as highlighting, audio and embedded dictionary. The titles originate from Capstone and twenty-one additional publishers that have joined myON’s growing publishers program. The myON app also incorporates iPad’s intuitive multi-touch gestures such as swiping and zooming, providing a reading experience that is accessible and appropriate for students of all ages.

“The myON iPad app significantly expands access to digital books by making them available even when students don’t have an Internet connection,” said Todd Brekhus, president of Capstone Digital. “Reading development continues when students are outside the reach of Internet, and Capstone Digital seeks to support reading growth wherever students go.”

In addition to an expansive collection of digital books, the myON iPad app offers educators a breakthrough classroom management solution. The app retains all of myON’s tracking and measurement tools – even when students download and read books offline. The app records activity during offline reading sessions and automatically updates students’ profiles when they sync their iPads. This way, educators can monitor, track and measure students’ reading growth based on the Lexile® Framework. The app also tracks the number of books read and time spent reading, giving students, parents and teachers access to personalized trajectory reports that forecast expected reading levels.

For more information about the myON iPad app, 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 of all levels. As the 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, visit www.capstonedigital.com or www.thefutureinreading.com.

Media Contacts
• Jennifer Glidden, Capstone Digital, 952-224-0594, j.glidden@capstonepub.com
• Emily Embury, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x19, emily@cblohm.com

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