At the May 2nd Yancey County School Board meeting, Technology Director Kay Ball updated Dr. Tipton and board members on the progress of implementing the free myON Reader within the school district.
The myON program provides all students access to thousands of titles of digital books for reading during the summer months. Every student in Yancey County Schools now has an individual myON account. They will be able to select books of their personal interest and reading levels. Books from the myON collection may either be read online or downloaded to digital devices. Mrs. Ball said key personnel at each school will be trained to assist students in learning how to use the myON program prior to leaving for summer vacation.
Superintendent Tony Tipton stated, “It is our desire that students take advantage of this program to maintain or even advance their personal reading levels during the summer months rather than to regress as is often the case when students aren’t reading as much.” Mrs. Ball went on to say, “We know that every student does not have Internet access at home, but there are many WiFi hot spots throughout the county where students may visit to download up to twenty titles to personal devices.”
myON supports a variety of digital devices including iPads, iPods, Nooks, Kindles and smart phones. School media centers will be opened throughout the summer for additional access. For more information, contact the media coordinator or the assistant technology facilitator at your student’s school.