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Online tools help improve reading at JES

 Nov. 3, 2015

Students using Imagine LearningStudents in teacher Leea Mulone’s first-grade class are using an interactive computer program called Imagine Learning to help strengthen their reading and phonics skills.

Students can get off the bus early to use the program, which consists of animations that are entertaining to students while educating them. It is set up to run through a 20-minute session. If a student times out before finishing, he will have to repeat the session the next day until he masters the skill set of that lesson.

“The kids really seem to like it,” Mulone said. “It has songs and games to help with their reading and typing skills.”
Mulone said the program is helping students get used to using technology before the class moves on to the Chromebooks.

“It also helps them get used to using a mouse and typing in their passwords,” she said.