Capstone Digital has launched its newest PreK-3 reading and research solution, PebbleGo Biographies. The database builds upon the success of previously released databases PebbleGo Animals and PebbleGo Earth and Space which employ reading scaffolding strategies to strengthen emergent readers' literacy and research skills through a streamlined interface, audio supports, and easy-to-read articles.
PebbleGo Biographies is correlated to state and national social studies standards and features biographies on famous figures in history, such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Alexander Graham Bell, and Barack and Michelle Obama, in 12 easy-to-navigate categories, such as athletes, explorers, inventors, and presidents and first ladies. The database includes articles discussing subjects' early life, life's work, milestones, and legacy. PebbleGo Biographies includes expertly leveled and fully narrated text, animated highlighting, glossary words, visual searching, educational videos and games, an interactive timeline of key dates, and encompassing activities which teach students how to cite articles, create reports, and share what they've learned. The database is available over the internet 24/7 as an annual subscription for enrolled students.
With this latest launch, all of the PebbleGo databases were transitioned to a cloud computing platform. The move provides users with a faster experience, minimal management from their school's IT department, and 24/7 availability from any location with Internet access.
A free demonstration is available at www.PebbleGo.com.
Source: Capstone Digital, www.capstonedigital.com