Tech Society Offers Group Purchasing to VA’s Schools & Districts
Washington DC, October 02, 2012 - Tales2Go, lead provider of streaming audio book service for schools announced today its partnership with VSTE, the Virginia Society for Technology in Education, to offer a group buying opportunity for VSTE members. An affiliate of the International Society for Technology in Education (“ISTE”), VSTE’s mission is to promote professional development opportunities as well as identify and source cutting edge technology solutions for Virginia educators. The Tales2Go group purchasing program demonstrates VSTE’s ability bring preferred services and discounts to its members.
Putting a modern twist on a proven, decades-old reading tool, Tales2Go is reinventing the delivery of audio books. Listening to audio books exposes students to vocabulary and builds critical listening, fluency and comprehension skills, at all reading levels. Tales2Go streams thousands of audio books and stories from leading publishers and storytellers to desktops and mobile devices in classrooms and beyond, giving educators and students alike instant and on-demand access to a large library of name-brand titles, all for one low annual price.
“Tales2Go has reinvented the delivery of audio books, giving Virginia schools and districts an innovative tool to spark student excitement about reading and leverage existing mobile technology investments,”
“Tales2Go is delighted to partner with VSTE to offer Virginia educators and library media specialists a 21st Century resource for their classrooms and media centers. Speaking and listening is an important component of Common Core Standards, making audio books a great way to engage learners at all primary grade levels,” said William Weil, CEO of Tales2Go. “Tales2Go makes the process of accessing and playing audio books easier and more economical for schools.”
For readers at all levels, and particularly those who struggle with reading skills or visual learning, Tales2Go supplements their education. By example, many current subscribers use Tales2Go in concert with printed text, bringing oral and decoding skills together. In fact, a recent study showed that student achievement increased measurably when a listening component was added to reading instruction.
For more information please visit: http://www.vste.org/
The Virginia Society for Technology in Education was founded in 1986 and is Virginia’s affiliate to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE). VSTE’s mission is to promote excellence in education through professional development endeavors supporting the integration of existing and emerging technology. VSTE’s vision is to be an influence in technological innovation in education and be recognized as an agent of change across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Tales2Go offers a free, 30-day trial as well as monthly and annual subscription plans, including bulk sales for schools. For more information, visit http://www.tales2go.com
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