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We all love a good milestone: a casual birthday (happy birthday, Lynn Walker!), a nice graduation, and a beautiful wedding. These events punctuate our lives as we know them outside of the office. They are evidence of a life well-lived; these milestones might even be the only things to persuade... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2013 at Capstone Connect
I had the pleasure of attending the 11th Annual Education Partners Luncheon hosted by AchieveMPLS yesterday at The Depot in downtown Minneapolis. AchieveMPLS, which began in 2002, is a nonprofit partner of the Minneapolis Public Schools. They work with the goal to support education and lead students to a successful... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2013 at Capstone Connect
Teach me how to Tekne…teach me, teach me how to Tekne. Lest I betray some of my musical preferences or my too-recent tenure as a college student, I’ll stop there and let you teach yourself that reference. For now, I’d like to tell you about the Tekne Awards. Tonight, myON... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2013 at Capstone Connect
I’ve always had a penchant for all things autumnal: piping hot spiced tea, pumpkin cookies, acorn squash (okay, okay, a penchant for food…), the crunch of leaves afoot, and the promise of the coming holidays. As winter looms ahead, I return to my bookshelves with renewed interest, preparing my imagination... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Capstone Connect
myON is so excited to be a sponsor in the 5th annual Mrs. P's writing contest! Created to promoting storytelling it also helps engage students in reading and writing. Mrs. P invites all classes - grades k-4th grade to write a story on the topic of "Magic", no less than... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at Capstone Connect
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Sep 18, 2013
In honor of the National Literacy Month, the myON team has created a calendar of events that focus on reading and include: events & updates, news, and information to help educators adn families encourage reading. Each day has is a theme and a dedicated "book-of-the-day" that is available on myON... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Capstone Connect
Congratulations to the 2013 Summer SuperHero Winners! myON would like to congratulate everyone who participated in the 2nd annual Summer SuperHero reading program! With over 65,000 students and over 4,246 schools participating, we were able to read over 2.3 million books in 90 days (which equates to over 28 years... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at Capstone Connect
The 2013 Summer SuperHero Reading Program has just past the half way mark and we are having a tremendous amount of impact with students throughout the country. The importance of summer learning is growing and reading is a HUGE part of it! The excitement around myON is contagious! Tony &... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2013 at Capstone Connect
Today is the day when the clock starts ticking and the meter starts running! myON reader is launching it’s 2nd annual summer reading program “SUMMER READING SUPERHERO” today and will run until August 15th! Last year we read over 1 million books, had over 45,000 students participated, (over 26,000 students... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2013 at Capstone Connect
A big thank you to Nate Swenson, who as a member of the Capstone Digital team of consultant is a guest writer for this week's myON blog post. Nate is currently teaching at the American International School of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia. ========================================================================== Students at the American International School of... Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2013 at Capstone Connect
It's almost impossible to top last week's guest blog! So instead I will attempt to entertain you with some May Day humor. Did you know that not only is a day that many celebrate springtime it is also an emergency code used internationally as a distress signal? The word was... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2013 at Capstone Connect
Greeting from myON headquarters in Edina, Minnesota where we are recooperating from what we hope to be our last spring snowstorm (yes April 21st and still snowing). We so deserve our anticipated forecast of 70 degrees by Sunday! I am so excited to introduce a guest blogger that wanted to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at Capstone Connect
Who are you favorite poets? Would it be Walt Witman? Mark Twain? Elizabeth Barrett Browning? Maya Angelou? Poetry is like beauty – it’s in the eyes of the beholder! I asked my senior in high school who is favorite poet is and he said Dr. Seuss. God bless him! myON... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2013 at Capstone Connect
In January 2011, myON reader launched with 800 enhanced digital books. We have grown, boy have we grown! In January 2013 we have over 3000 enhancedi digital books, 1.75 million students reading on the platform and over 2500 schools using myON reader! Earlier this month, The Software & Information Industry... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2013 at Capstone Connect
It's the first day of spring and let's just share that Minnesota isn't looking like spring! We have snow on the ground and today it's 15 degrees with winds of 21 mph. But never fear - we are hardy people - or insane -- you choose. But in honor of... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2013 at Capstone Connect
Being a history buff, I frequently visit This Day in History website. Not only do you get a time line of the day in history but there is a great video montage as well. From major political updates to entertainment news and inventions to awards, it’s amazing to me how... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2013 at Capstone Connect
WE ARE EXTENDING FREE UNLIMITED ACCESS FOR ONE MORE MONTH! In an effort to promote reading, we want everyone to have access to the special version of myON for March. Access 3500+ digital books with audio, highlighting and online dictionary AND you can access it on your tablets and iPads!... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2013 at Capstone Connect
The best part about what we do is postivily impact students lives through literacy. It goes without saying that sharing success stories is one of our favorite things to do! Thank you Mt. Washington Elementary in Bullitt County in Kentucky! This note was sent from a 1st Grade teacher to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2013 at Capstone Connect
myON reader is alive and coming to a city near you! If you are wondering where you can find myON reader, look no further! We are attending many state and local events in the upcoming months. Remember, you can always find information on myON reader on our website, learn about... Continue reading
Posted Feb 20, 2013 at Capstone Connect
Happy Digital Learning Day! Capstone Digital is excited to be one of the sponsors for Digital Learning Day! In February 2012 the Alliance for Excellent Education created Digital Learning Day as a national campaign to improve teaching and learning. So far forty-nine states and the District of Columbia, and nearly... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2013 at Capstone Connect
In an effort to encourage students to read throughout the year, during school, after school and during breaks, Capstone Digital created the Winter Reading Extravaganza. The program challenged schools to read as many books on myON reader during their holiday break and the top 5 schools that read the most... Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2013 at Capstone Connect
It doesn’t matter if it is for marketing, training, or even some mindless entertainment, video is HOT! It’s not cheap, and it’s not easy but I have to tell you that in the last 3 months I have been in the midst of several video projects and that hopefully will... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2013 at Capstone Connect
myON is approaching our 3rd year, we have officially left the "terrible two's" and now we are approaching our "thrilling 3's"! With over 3000 Capstone books included in the subscription and an additional 1,000 book bundles available from over 27 publishers, myON reader continues to grow to be the largest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at Capstone Connect
With a cadre of educational consultants providing superb instruction on myON reader, we are constantly amazed at the feedback we receive from our professional development sessions. These sessions were created to assist educators in understanding the benefits of the myON, provide instruction on how to integrate with curriculum, state and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2012 at Capstone Connect