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Children can see their favourite stories come to life on their eReaders! Bring the library home with Scolastics’s BookFlix aiding children to learn to read and explore their world. Not only will they be able to use cutting-edge technology to “read-along” (an option that allows younger readers to read with word-by-word highlighting for easy follow along while the ebook is read aloud), but their favourite stories are linked with video, and related nonfiction ebooks to enhance their learning experience.
With an internet connection Scholastic now has 95+ titles paired in this way with over 25 of them in Spanish. This is a relatively new program and will be expanding. With the ability for the text to be narrated to the children, incorporating educational games and activities there is more than enough offered to keep even the most reluctant early readers engaged!
For a full description of the interactive eReading experience you can check out http://mediaroom.scholastic.com
They took the quote from Virgina Woolf “A Room of One’s Own” and made it real. They purchased a house that will serve as office space for the largest non-profit writers’ organizations in their region. Their dream was to provide a place for writers to gather, share ideas, critique work, and let their passion come to life. The living room of the house will serve as the meeting place for Authors and the six bedrooms have been converted to writing rooms that are rented for $10 for 24 hours.
This non-profit has taken an idea and brought it into a very real presence it their community. Given that one of the writers of this group is a screenwriter the community is certain to benefit in many ways in the future. How can you service your community with your dreams?