[Curriculum Directors] UPDATED: MyON Books Webinar

Rick Gaisford rick at dsdf.org
Mon Dec 9 17:46:47 MST 2013

Please share this with teachers in your schools and districts:

We are looking forward to Wednesday’s Utah Reads! webinar.

Webinar: An Introduction to myON Books

This interactive webinar will provide educators with basic information on the myON books trial currently underway in Utah.
Topics include an overview of the myON books platform and digital collection, navigation, search options, online and offline access.
Plan to join the webinar to learn more and test drive myON with your students today.

In order to ensure that as many interested educators as possible are able to participate in the live session, we have moved from WebEx to our Go To Webinar platform, which can accommodate up to 1,000 participants.

 We apologize for the extra work here.

***************UPDATED PARTICIPANT INFORMATION ****************

myON books Webinar-Utah Reads

Join us for a Webinar on December 11

Reserve your Webinar seat now at:   https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/916634938

Title:  myON books Webinar-Utah Reads

Date:   Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Time:   3:30 PM - 4:30 PM MST

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Please register in advance. You can also register prior to the start of the webinar

but please note that you will  receive the login information via email in order to join the session.

System Requirements

PC-based attendees

Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees

Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees

Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet


We have a new resource to pilot in the Pioneer Library, and we would like your input.

myON Offers Access to Thousands of Enhanced Digital Books
Through the Utah Reads! initiative, students and their families across the state will have unlimited access to reading material on myON<http://myon.com/>, giving families an opportunity to share rich literacy experiences together.

myOn includes:

  *   Thousands of digital books ranging from illustrated and picture books to chapter books, graphic novels, literary non-fiction, photo and informational texts spanning multiple eras and cultures.
  *   The collection includes 70% nonfiction, 10% Spanish or dual language and 20% Hi-Lo titles, and is continually growing.
  *   A wide range of titles and topics provides varying levels of text complexity and supports close reading in a range of genres and content areas, including history/social studies, science and technical works.
  *   Through a secure environment, students have unlimited access to the entire digital library, within the parameters set by the Utah State Office of Education.
  *   There's no limit to the number of students who can read the same book at the same time on myON.
  *   Books are available online anytime, anywhere students have access to an Internet connection, 24x7.
  *   myON books feature flexible reading scaffolds: naturally recorded audio to model fluency, word and sentence highlighting, and an embedded dictionary to support vocabulary development, providing students the opportunity to grow and develop content specific vocabulary in context.

Utah is currently participating in a trial to explore the option of using myOn digital books in schools and homes. This trial will extend through January 31, 2014, and USOE and UEN will be evaluating usage records and survey results determine interest and need. You can access the trial website at:


Thank you!

Tiffany Hall
K-12 Literacy Coordinator
Teaching and Learning
Utah State Office of Education
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