Capstone Extends Support to Carolina Schools Affected by Hurricane Florence
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – Sept. 14, 2018 – Capstone, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, is lending support and resources to evacuated North Carolina and South Carolina schools expected to be damaged by Hurricane Florence by donating free access to its award-winning digital products PebbleGo, PebbleGo Next, and Capstone Interactive eBooks.
Capstone’s donation includes access to all of its PebbleGo modules for grades K-2 (Animals, Spanish Animales, Biographies, Spanish Biografías, Science, Spanish Ciencia, Social Studies, Spanish Estudios Sociales, and Dinosaurs), PebbleGo Next modules for grades 3-5 (Biographies, Science, Social Studies, and States and American Indian History), and its extensive digital collection of nearly 4,000 Capstone Interactive eBooks.
“Capstone feels like a member of our readers’ communities and when they are in need of help, we need to be there to show our support. As the Carolinas endure Hurricane Florence’s impact, we want to make sure that children have immediate access to resources to keep them reading and learning while their communities move through the recovery and rebuilding process,” said Darin Rasmussen, Vice President of Digital Product Development and Management.
Schools should register to receive the donation at http://www2.mycapstone.com/hurricaneflorence. Eligible schools will have access through October 15, 2018.
All PebbleGo and PebbleGo Next database modules include expertly leveled text with read-aloud audio recorded by professional voice over artists to provide essential scaffolds to make content accessible for all learners. The databases incorporate a streamlined interface, animated highlighting, educational videos and games, and encompassing activities that teach students how to cite articles, create reports, and share what they’ve learned. The databases are available over the Internet 24/7.
Capstone Interactive eBooksfeature text-to speech highlighting, full-color illustrations, and natural-voice audio recorded to model fluency and pronunciation. Students can access the interactive eBooks directly from their school or home, 24/7. The interactive eBooks are compatible with any PC, Mac, iPad®, Android tablet, interactive white board, or other devices with high-speed internet access and speakers or headphones.
Capstone is a leading publisher of children’s books, digital solutions and services, literacy programs, and K–12 professional development resources. Capstone creates content in a variety of print, digital and media formats for school libraries, classrooms, and at home reading. For more information, visit www.myCapstone.com.