Partnership will provide content to supplement middle and high school curriculums
WASHINGTON, DC and MINNEAPOLIS, MN, May 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Cricket Media, an education media publisher, and myON, a business unit of Capstone, announce today that a wide array of content from Cricket's portfolio of acclaimed children's books and magazines will now be available to the millions of students reading on myON. With the additional content from Cricket, myON now offers more than 8,000 titles from nearly 70 publishers through their publisher program.
The addition of Cricket Media content to myON's personalized literacy environment continues the tradition of the myON publisher program, bringing together companies that share the same vision of providing high quality, engaging and fun content to students in order to foster a lifelong love of reading. Cricket Media's content greatly enhances myON's collection of high-quality, short-form passages increasingly sought after by educators. Cricket, a market leader in developing enriching, educational content for students, will provide literary and informational texts from its award-winning digital library, including content from its beloved children's publications, Cobblestone and Odyssey. Earlier this year, The Parents' Choice Foundation selected each of Cricket's 13 magazines as 2015 Parents' Choice Awards winners.
myON, a personalized literacy platform provides online access to more than 5.5 million students world side. Students can access myON at school or home on laptops, desktops, tablets, and mobile devices for an online or offline reading experience. myON creates a collaborative reading environment where students, educators and parents work together to support student reading performance by leveraging reading supports -- embedded dictionary, naturally recorded audio, highlighting, digital literacy tools and metrics. Students also have access to a safe social network where they can read, rate, review, and recommend books to classmates.
"We're thrilled to add even more engaging content to our personalized literacy environment. We started our Publisher Program with the vision the kids reading on myON would have access to highly engaging content, the addition of award winning content from Cricket Media, continues to bring that vision to fruition," said Todd Brekhus, president, myON. "By incorporating Cricket's rich educational articles and texts, teachers and students alike have more choices than ever before once logged in to myON."
Once implemented, school districts benefit from unlimited and concurrent access to all digital books within the literacy environment, accessible on laptops, computers, and mobile devices for both on and offline reading. It's more important than ever before that our students have access to information texts. Students reading on myON now have unparalleled access to a wide array of these from Cricket.
"We are excited to know that selections from our rich digital library are now available to the millions of kids reading on myON," said Katya Andresen, CEO, Cricket Media. "Our award winning literary and informational texts are fantastic sources of authentic content for educators seeking enlightening and entertaining passages that meet state and national standards as well as increase reading comprehension."
For a full list of the titles that will be available from Cricket Media, visit the myON website and search "Cricket."
About Cricket Media
Cricket Media (TSXV: CKT) is an education media company that provides award-winning content on a safe and secure learning network for children, families and teachers across the world. Cricket Media's 11 popular media brands for toddlers to teens include Babybug, Ladybug, Cricket® and Cobblestone®. The Company's innovative web-based K12 tools for school and home include the ePals community and virtual classroom for global collaboration as well as In2Books®, a Common Core eMentoring program that builds reading, writing and critical thinking skills. Cricket Media serves approximately one million classrooms and millions of teachers, students and parents in over 200 countries and territories through its platform and NeuPals, its joint venture with China's leading IT services company Neusoft. Cricket Media also licenses its content and platform to top publishing and educational companies worldwide. For more information, please visit www.Cricketmag.com, www.ePals.com.
myON, a business unit of Capstone is a personalized digital literacy environment that transforms learning. myON expands the classroom for teachers and students by providing unlimited access to the largest collection of more than 8,000 enhanced digital books with multimedia supports, real-time assessments and close reading tools. myON empowers students and teachers with real-time, actionable data—number and type of books opened and read, time spent reading, results of regular benchmark assessments, and more—based on embedded Lexile assessments that measure student reading growth. With myON, every student experiences the benefits of personalized literacy instruction to propel them to new and unlimited opportunities.
SOURCE Cricket Media Inc.
For further information: Cricket Media, Katya Andresen, CEO, Cricket Media, 703-885-3400; myON, Jacob Hanson, PR with Panache!, Jacob@prwithpanache.com