(MINNEAPOLIS, MN) January 30, 2017 — myON, leading provider of digital literacy solutions in the K–12 marketplace, announced today that myON News Powered by News-O-Matic, an interactive digital multimedia platform that publishes five original news articles for K–8 students every weekday, now provides written and recorded articles in three languages: English, Spanish, and French.
“Since its launch last year, myON News has been a huge success, and we continue to add features that make high-quality content more accessible to students across the globe,” said Todd Brekhus, the President of myON. “We’re seeing educators incorporate daily news articles into lessons and identifying ‘fake news’ an essential topic of conversation. Establishing an interest in world news is crucial to our children’s future, as these are the people who will someday grow up to become active, empathetic, and conscientious adults.”
Each myON News article is translated by native Spanish and French speakers. In addition, the “Read to Me” function includes audio recordings performed by real people (not computers), which have proven to be valuable for English language learners, as well as students with a desire to read articles in a variety of languages. Users can learn the pronunciation of key vocabulary and understand pacing, tone, inflection, and intonation.
“The ability to read along with articles narrated in a different language is a huge opportunity to expose students to other cultures,” said News-O-Matic Chief Content Officer Russell Kahn. “The addition of French ties in with our mission to inspire global citizenship. Even kids who don’t speak French can tap the ‘Bonjour’ button and listen to the beauty of the French language.”
For more information about myON News or to request a free trial for your school, please visit myONnews.com.
Since launching in 2011, myON has established itself as the fastest-growing digital literacy company for the K–12 education market. More than 7.5 million students have access to myON throughout 49 states and 20 countries worldwide. myON students have access to a personalized Literacy Ecosystem that offers unlimited reading in a curated library of more than 13,000 digital books and daily news articles dynamically matched to each learner’s reading level and interests.
myON is an award-winning personalized literacy environment that incorporates a state-of-the art learning platform, enhanced digital reading content including five daily news articles written for students, The Lexile® Framework for Reading, cutting-edge literacy tools, and embedded metrics to monitor activity and growth. Robust professional development ensures that educators have the support needed to effectively implement myON. Together, these components power a Literacy Ecosystem that is built upon five pillars: personalization, unparalleled content, unlimited access, collaboration, and success.
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