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How People Read on the Web article
- To gain an understanding of how we read digital text
- To compare a variety of search engine apps to provide students with different options for research.
- To support reading fluency skills
- Quickly find standards by subject, grade, and subject category
- Includes Math standards K-12 and Language Arts standards K-12
- See search results and websites side-by-side to quickly browse pages and results
- Compare search results as webpage snapshots in Instant Previews mode
- Revisit past searches with Visual Search History
- Fast access to Google apps like Gmail, Calendar, Docs and more
- Offers complete redesign for iPhone (May, 2012)
- Quick notes to learn more
- Streamline your browsing with history grouped by visit date
- Bookmarks individual sections within an entry
- Table of contents browser that knows where you are in the page
- Can save images to the Photo library
- Provides interactive font resizing
- To scroll to the top of a Wikipedia entry, hit the title bar at the top of the iPad's screen (this works in Safari too).
- a great student research tool as it reads like a book
- Combines relevant images, videos, infographics and narration to describe millions of topics
- Specifically designed for mobile devices
- provides audio output
- provides links to other related Qwikis
Building Reading Fluency
- Using iPrompt students can be prompted to read a customizable passage at a desired speed to build and practice fluency
- Students can read from a PDF and record their voice
- Syncs to Dropbox
- Has a library to organize notes
- A digital timer that automatically records students' fluency readings. Just press record and the software does the rest. At the end of the designated time, name your file and send to iTunes where you can play for parents, coaches, and students.
- It's designed to be simple enough that both teachers and elementary students can use it.
- Teachers can use fluency passages that are already a part of their educational program or hundreds of free passages can be downloaded from the Resources section of the Fluency Timer Support site.
- TIME AND LOG READING MINUTES WITH AN INTERACTIVE STOPWATCH
This feature operates just like a real stopwatch, so kids can start/stop, pause to take a break, and watch their reading minutes add up!
- Once they have finished reading for the day, they can enter their minutes into a personal weekly log. Parents can track their kids' daily reading activity and see how many total minutes they have logged.
- DAILY TIPS, ARTICLES, AND BOOKLISTS FOR PARENTS Support growing readers by reading daily tips, interesting articles, and age-appropriate booklists designed to help parents choose the right books for their kids.
- up to ten passages can be evaluated and saved,
- provides a quick grammatical analysis of the passage,
- app gives the approx grade level and the Flesch score
- Top-rated app with trusted reference content from Dictionary.com & Thesaurus.com
- Offline access – no Internet connection needed for most content
- Audio pronunciation
- To turn Word of the Day notifications on or off, go to Settings > Notifications > Dictionary > Alerts and toggle On or Off.
- Read a free sample of any book on the iBookstore before making it a part of your collection
- Organize your books and PDFs into personal Collections
- Many ePub books save as iBooks
- Accesses libraries across the country
- Must sign up for an Adobe membership
- Provides audio and text
- Has dictionary and note taking features through bookmarks