From time to time I’m going to bring you information on software or resources direct from the companies. This time, Ross Lennox from RM Education tells us about RM Books:
RM Books is a free ebook management platform for schools, full of electronic textbooks, reference and topic books, literature and popular fiction, available to buy or to just rent when needed. It is cloud based so books can be read online on any device with a browser, even the Xbox at home, or offline via Apps on PC, Mac, Android and iOS devices.
RM Books is accessible via a dedicated tile on the Launch Pad when logging into Glow – no need for yet another set of usernames and passwords. Teachers can centrally allocate-out ebooks to students, personalising book level by the needs of individual students. This proactive mode of use transforms ebooks into an intervention tool for teachers. Short-term ebook rental is ideal for topic-based learning and now makes it affordable to provide a much richer breadth and depth of material.
Teachers are using RM Books to support flipped learning, for a range of interventions for different student cohorts (literacy catch-up, EAL support, SEN support), as part of a novel transition provision for new secondary students during summer holidays, and to help reach-out to families through a family literacy programme.
Schools have found RM Books really engages students in reading, improves attitudes to reading and increases time spent reading.
If you’d like to contact Ross for more information, you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 07551 141048.