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  • myON reader from Capstone Digital Goes Mobile, One Year After Launch, Literacy Environment Now Available on Kindle Fire February 13, 2012
  • MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Feb. 13, 2012 – Capstone Digital, developer of personalized learning environments for students, announces the launch of new mobile capabilities for myON™ reader. The personalized literacy environment that provides access to the largest integrated library of digital books with multimedia supports is now available on Kindle Fire. myON reader users can securely login through myON.com and have full access to the platform using the popular Amazon tablet. This is the first of many mobile initiatives to launch from Capstone Digital in 2012.

    “Now accessible from a mobile device, myON reader makes personalized learning and reading a reality,” said Todd Brekhus, president of Capstone Digital. “With this additional mobile capability, students are empowered to read what they want, when and where it’s convenient for them, increasing their exposure and access to books.” 

    Launched in 2011, myON reader has been implemented in nearly 1,000 schools nationwide. The literacy environment provides online access to more than 2,500 books with multimedia supports (embedded dictionary, highlighting and audio), customized to a student’s interest and reading ability as measured by the Lexile® Framework for reading. To personalize the reading experience even further, myON reader develops an individual profile for each student based on interests and reading ability. The online platform then generates a recommended book list to encourage students to read more and further improve their reading skills. 

    In addition to customizing the reading experience, myON reader furnishes a collaborative reading environment in which students, educators and parents work together to support student reading performance. The online platform uses cloud-based technology to connect school and home through anytime, anywhere access to an expanding 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.

    “As the adoption of mobile learning continues to grow, Capstone Digital recognizes the importance of developing products and services for mobile devices,” said Brekhus. “Bringing myON reader to Kindle Fire is the first of many mobile releases from Capstone Digital that aims to provide a flexible learning environment for students to take ownership of their reading growth.”   

    The mobile version of myON reader leverages the Amazon Silk browser for a faster browsing experience on Kindle Fire, which is the second-most-used tablet in the education market. 

    For more information about myON reader, visit www.thefutureinreading.com

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    About Capstone Digital
    Capstone Digital, a division of Capstone, develops personalized learning environments and interactive resources. Offerings include digital books, research databases and audio books, all designed to increase fluency and reading levels for PreK-9 students. 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.
     
    About Capstone
    Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books in nonfiction and fiction, digital products and services and literacy programs.  Capstone’s content comes in a variety of print and digital formats including board books, picture books, interactive books, apps, audio and databases.  Imprints under Capstone include Capstone Press, Stone Arch Books, Picture Window Books, Heinemann Raintree and Compass Point Books.  Divisions include Capstone Classroom and Capstone Digital.  For more information, visit www.CapstonePub.com.  Connect with them at http://Connect.CapstonePub.com.    

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