The iLit team is proud to announce a new whitepaper presented by one of iLit's distinguished authors, Jim Cummins. Please click here to view the article and ask questions.
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Please click the link here to see our announcement about iPads and iLit in 2017.
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In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, iLit wants to say THANK YOU to our outstanding teachers.
"Once children learn how to learn, nothing is going to narrow their mind. The essence of teaching is to make learning contagious, to have one idea spark another." - Marva Collins
Thank you for being that SPARK!
We now have 1000 members enrolled in the iLit Professional Learning Community! Thank you to our teachers, administrators and support staff who joined in the site's first year.
Visit often to stay informed about iLit with updates on new releases, teaching content, and of course professional learning!
Student success is what drives the iLit team. Please see the latest success stories curated by our iLit team. Feel free to send your success story to firstname.lastname@example.org
From Milissa in Indiana -
"Okay so I didn't think I could get prouder of my kids or iLit but it just happened! We have always kept our technology at the school but this year they have had Chomebooks and we allowed them to take them home last night. Now mind you these are 6th graders that have free Chromebooks on a Friday!!! Instead of goofing around MY KIDS came home and worked on iLit assignments, emailed me questions, and are ASKING for more writing assignments!!!! Thank you iLit!!! "
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The winning products will be featured in the December 2015 issue of “Tech & Learning” magazine, as well as on its website.
Honored for the third consecutive year, the iLit mobile app is a comprehensive digital literacy solution designed to produce two or more years of reading growth in an academic year for students in grades 4-10. The intervention program offers personalized learning support based on students’ instructional needs, with engaging interactivities and built-in reward systems that motivate and track progress.
Developed to accelerate English language development, iLit ELL’s proven, research-based, digital intervention is enhanced with explicit, point-of-use scaffolding and content to support English language development so English learners can build academic language through word study; develop prosody with the English language; engage in academic discourse by improving English language production; and become independent readers who are successful working at grade level.
Read this month's Inspired Blog post by iLit author, William G. Brozo, on engaging adolescent readers by relating what students are reading in school to what is going on in their own world.
iLit teachers and administrators,
Thank you for all that you do every day to help your students overcome challenges and develop into strong readers and communicators. We are here to partner with you and support you in every way possible to help you succeed.
To help support you, we launched this Professional Learning Community just over a month ago. We have been excited to see more and more teachers and administrators from across the country—and the globe—joining the community each week.
Here we will post new articles from our authors, provide suggested activities, announce new features, add teaching resources (including many printable resources), and offer professional development support. Please let us know what else we can do to support you.
Two recently added features that you may want to check out: the Poll and Buzz features. Found in the lower right-hand corner of the Teacher App under the label “Connect,” these features allow you to create your own whole-class polls and assessments on the fly, send individual students or the whole class messages, and reward students with stars for strong performance. To send comments and stars to students, select the students from the list, either type in comments or select the ones that are pre-populated, add stars as appropriate, then hit “Buzz.” At the end of the week, you can project the top stars for the class by tapping or clicking “Project Top Stars.”
Last week we released the latest version of iLit: 5.2.3.
You can check that you are using this version by clicking on the three dots (...) in the toolbar at the bottom right of the Teacher or Student App.
Visit PearsonAppStore.com to download the updated apps or to launch the newest version in your browser. It is a good idea to periodically clear your browsing history to be sure you are launching the newest version.
Please visit MyPearsonTraining for On Demand Professional Development, Live Virtual Training and Step by Step Guides. You can also Chat Live with an iLit Educational Specialist. Click HERE to see what we have to offer.
Find a Welcome letter for home communication in English and Spanish under Teacher Resources here.
Thank you, Melinda"