As the little ones are learning how to use the library and technology at the beginning of the year, they are jumping into all of the resources that we have available. We give them lots of time to explore the topics they are curious and excited about.
They just love finding books in the nonfiction to investigate and bring home.....sometimes several books at one time. And they are super excited to be see all of the new magazines they can read and check out this year.MackinVIA to find all of the amazing eBooks and eResources. Every single one of our students love being able to log into their MackinVIA account to search for things they want to read, share, and virtually bring home in their "Backpack."
You can read more about the "Backpacks" within MackinVIA here.
This fall they have been really excited about several new eBooks that we have added to our MackinVIA. They are media enhanced eBooks from Weigl Publishing.
Weigl has created dozens of media enhanced eBooks within the AV2 by Weigl series that are available through Mackin Educational Resources.
The Mackin website states within an FAQs page about AV2,
www.av2books.com has been developed to accompany Weigl books.
The site includes audio, videos, web links, quizzes, key words, slide shows, interactive activities, core activities, plus activities for differentiated learning, through which students explore the covered subject.
These features can be used for group work, research, and interdisciplinary projects that will help students meet important knowledge and skill outcomes in U.S. curricula from grades K to 12.
As you can see, these books are a wonderful addition to any library and school.
AV2 Storytime brings beginning readers classic stories of lessons and values. The timeless tales of Aesop are retold with engaging text and vibrant visuals. These books are sure to engage beginning readers and help them become independent readers. Through the online content for each book, readers can access an exclusive AV2 animated video of the story. Children can read along in their book or watch the story come to life on their computer screen.
I also chose eBooks about animals that would be found in Iowa since we are getting ready to research Iowa animals with the kindergarteners.
The students have loved investigating these new animal eBooks. I looked at the eBook about Butterflies within the Backyard Animals series yesterday with a small group of girls.
It took us into a beautiful website just for the eBooks that we were reading about Butterflies.
On the side of the screen, the students clicked on the different pages of the eBook that corresponds to the pages of the eBook or print book from Weigl.
They were so excited to find a video about butterflies on the first pages they clicked on. It was easy for them to play the video and learn even more.
They also clicked on the little red headphones and a recording played to teach them more too.
I think the AV2 eBooks would be really awesome using with a group of students within the library or classroom. The videos, vocabulary, and quizzes could be really beneficial to a classroom setting and enhance the curriculum in a variety of ways.
450 AV2 titles by Weigl Publishing at Mackin Educational Resources.