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Epic! Tool for Reading and Literacy

Epic is an online library for children 12 years old and younger. It is free for use by teachers, and cost $4.99 per month for home use.

Tools available


Search – Search and filter by age, lexile level, AR level, or fiction/nonfiction book type, or select a common search word

Browse – Look through the books recommended for the child, based on available categories and your preferences.

My Library – Access books and videos that the user has made a Favorite.

Mailbox – Access collections of books that a parent/teacher has created and sent

Profile (avatar) – See books read, the number of hours read for, and the videos watched

Hamburger (three lines) – Access profile or reading log, or sign out

Great features:

  • wide selection of books
  • works on Android, iOS and web
  • no ads
  • no in app purchases
  • 30 days free trial
  • up to 4  profiles allowed per household account
  • differentiation is possible with individual student preferences

Area for improvement

  • Let students log in using a pin such as a picture or symbol

 

Next Steps

Sign up for an account at Epic for Educators, or if you would like to try Epic first, check out my class.

If you are a teacher interested in using Epic in your classroom, here are some suggestions of ways to do so.

This post was originally made on http://blogs.isp.cz/esit/2017/03/15/epic-tool-for-reading-and-literacy/