Thursday, February 20, 2014
Biblionasium - Social Reading for kids 6-13
Finding a site for kids to be active, have fun AND stay safe while doing educationally approved activities under age 13 is tough. Keeping kids safe online is incredible important so most sites decide to just limit use to over age 13 to be complaint with the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act or COPPA. When you do find a site, it is often challenging to navigate due to the privacy settings that must be in place. Recently I heard about Biblionasium a social reading site for kids 6-13. I am really excited for the features within this site. Biblionasium allows teachers to set up accounts, select from various reading level scales to encourage kids reading at their appropriate levels, has a place for parents to get connected and involved, and incorporates a social experience all surrounding literacy. It does not get much better than that. The website is free and allows each teacher up to 200 student accounts which is also a fantastic feature. Teachers can even set up reading challenges for the students. There is so much in this site it is hard to pull it all together here. The video below is just one of the many that the company has featured on their YouTube channel to support set up, use and understanding of their product.