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Kno Launches K-12 Digital Textbooks

Posted Aug 9, 2012
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Kno, Inc. has announced that the company is entering the K-12 education market through a new partnership agreement with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Previously only available to college students, Kno will offer interactive K-12 textbooks for the iPad, the Web, Android and Windows 7.

The agreement gives children and parents the resources and power to supplement classroom learning through enhanced digital content at home. Just in time for the back-to-school season, parents can now rent digital textbooks for their children, including subjects aligned with Common Core standards, for a one-year rental rate of $9.99 or less per book.

The Kno digital textbook app is available for the iPad and web and will be available for Android tablets and Windows 7 in time for back to school. With Kno's app, parents can enhance their children's learning experience with more than 70 interactive features that bring academic content to life, making learning more engaging and fun, the announcement states. All of the app's features are engineered to help students retain information more easily and ultimately help improve their grades and comprehension of material.

The interactive features that allow students to engage with the content better and study more efficiently include:

  • A digital Journal that automatically saves a student's notes and highlights them in a study notebook.

  • Automatic Flash Cards of key terms in a book to help students study more efficiently and better retain information.

  • 3D models that bring difficult chemistry concepts to life to make them easier to understand.

  • Quiz Me feature, which automatically turns any diagram in a book into a multiple choice quiz for easy self-quizzing before tests.

  • SmartLinks that deliver instructional videos, images, and photos to formulas and concepts in a textbook in real-time for easy reference.

  • Coming soon, an analytics feature that will enable active engagement between parents and students to better measure reading progress.

Source: Kno Inc.,

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