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Keeping Children Engaged in Reading at Home and in a Blended Learning Environment - Shared screen with speaker view
Enda Toner
21:47
Hi everyone thanks for joining :)
Shaz Rahman
22:16
Hi!
Nathan Curley
22:19
Welcome everyone!
Shaz Rahman
22:22
Welcome everyone :)
Laura Griffin
22:29
Hello! :)
Pat
22:51
Hi to all, hope you find the webinar interesting .
Shaz Rahman
23:01
Hi Niamh, can you select "all panelists and attendees" to your chat
Alice Byrne
23:24
Welcome to all from Wicklow.
BEVERLEY MCCORMICK
23:33
Good morning! Im listening in from Londonderry, Northern Ireland! Looking forward to the webinar today!
Enda Toner
23:52
Wicklow, Cork and Northern Ireland :) great to see you all here
Emma Baskin
23:53
Hi everyone, I am listening in from Donegal.
Helen Hayes
24:18
Hello from West Cork
Siobhán Rhatigan
24:42
Hello from Kilkenny
Pat
25:04
Greetings from Co. Clare where Accelerated Reader is an important part of reading in many schools.
Shaz Rahman
25:15
We can handle 1000 people
niamh lynch
26:25
and Galway!
Angela Tobin
26:26
Hi from Waterford!
Jennifer Cawley
26:29
Hello from Galway!
Sinead Broderick
26:42
Hi from Galway
Alice Foster
27:01
Hello from Basildon
Jessica Whelan
27:11
Hi from Co. Tipperary.
Pat
27:48
Hi Martina!
Claire Noonan
28:09
Hi from North Cork
Assumpta
28:12
Hi from Cavan
Roisin Mulligan
28:17
Hi from Wicklow
Alice Foster
28:18
is this an talk for art in Ireland?
Alice Foster
28:29
ar
Sonja Coulter
28:48
Hello from Dublin.
Enda Toner
28:55
Hi Alice, yes a talk for AR in Ireland and also a program called myON which we will be discussing :)
KATHRYN DUGGAN
29:09
Hi from Belfast
Alice Foster
29:17
oh. this was not clear.
Martine Hill
29:39
Hi from Belfast
Olivia O'Sullivan
29:39
Hello from Dublin
Andrew Sykes
31:14
we have used AR for a number of years, with star and Star early lit. We have just begun our MyON subscription too
Nathan Curley
33:38
Hi Susan! welcome
Enda Toner
34:50
Thanks for joining Susan!
Shaz Rahman
36:41
with us
Shaz Rahman
36:51
We can handle all training
Enda Toner
36:54
Hi Bernadette, is your school subscribed to myON?
Andrew Sykes
37:06
our head of English has begun organising training and once we get logins we can begin using it
Niamh Hiney
37:59
I came in late - could you name the resource Pat was talking about?
Andrew Sykes
38:19
I've been setting work linking into the readon books
Pat
38:29
Accelerated Reader
Enda Toner
38:34
Hi everyone, if anyone wants information about either Accelerated Reader or myON you are welcome to speak with me as the ROI Account Manager. You can email me at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk or give me a call on 1800 936 560 or text me on 087 794 2801
Niamh Hiney
39:18
Thanks!
Enda Toner
42:34
Hi everyone, if anyone wants information about either Accelerated Reader or myON you are welcome to speak with me as the ROI Account Manager. You can email me at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk or give me a call on 1800 936 560 or text me on 087 794 280
Pat
43:00
If anyone wants to talk to me about how we implemented Accelerated Reader in Clare give me an e-mail or a call.
Pat
43:11
pathanrahan1@gmail.com
Enda Toner
44:56
Hi Tara, if you'd like further information about price or how the programs work in a practical sense feel free to email me at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk
michelle wall
46:32
Anyone using them in Galway
Andrew Sykes
46:32
I've worked harder and longer since this began
michelle wall
46:50
Same no switching off
Enda Toner
47:42
I have found myself and any school I work with are busier than ever, maybe even busier than before the lockdown!
Shaz Rahman
47:44
Hi Carmel, we love sharing ideas
Andrew Sykes
47:51
I was still going the other night at 12.15am!
Pat
48:36
Everyone has been working very hard in the lockdown...I am glad I am retired!
Andrew Sykes
48:55
I set work linking into readon and my ponics etc and have done films to go on our youtube channel too
Catherine Johnston
48:58
Is this product suitable for all schools or is it particularly useful for Deis schools ?
Shaz Rahman
49:09
I hope that's is an exception Carmel - not the rule!
Andrew Sykes
49:11
phonics
Angela Tobin
49:27
Would you happen to have an example of one the myOn books handy?
Shaz Rahman
49:30
Its really good for phonics
Shaz Rahman
50:02
Hi Angela, "the legend of Atlantis"
Enda Toner
50:29
Hi Angela, would be happy to take you through a demonstration on the site so you can see a sample of some books. Feel free to email me at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk and I would be happy to organise one for you :)
Andrew Sykes
51:14
I've done a project linking to readon snow white the graphic text and created lots of activities around this including drawing as well
Ann Lyons
51:47
What about proper training for those teachers who are not too competent/confident with remote teaching?Think this should be an absolute priority for those teachers,It s causing much stress to us who are approaching retirement but not retired yet !
Ciara Morris
51:48
Could anyone share experience of using accelerated reader with secondary school students? Would love to get some insights, I'm really interested
Andrew Sykes
53:24
its surprising how quickly students get into the routine when you introduce it
Shaz Rahman
53:38
Hi Clara, if you want advice on tailoring the system for your secondary school - get in touch with myself on the coaching team
Andrew Sykes
53:39
and enjoy it too
Enda Toner
54:18
Hi Ciara, I deal with many secondary schools using AR & myON. If you'd like to learn more I can take you through a demonstration and then put you in touch with other secondary schools. If you'd be interested in a demonstration drop me an email at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk
Shaz Rahman
54:19
Hi Avril, the pricing works out on a per child basis - Enda is the man to discuss that with
Ciara Morris
54:46
Thanks all
Noreen Horan
54:58
Is there a monetary cost?
Shaz Rahman
55:20
yes Noreen there is
Enda Toner
55:37
Hi Avril, if you'd like to discuss cost or any other aspect of the program drop me an email at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk
Shaz Rahman
55:46
You can discuss pricing with Enda
Enda Toner
55:59
Hi everyone, if anyone wants information about either Accelerated Reader or myON you are welcome to speak with me as the ROI Account Manager. You can email me at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk or give me a call on 1800 936 560 or text me on 087 794 280
Noreen Horan
56:33
Any idea how much does it cost for a school of 120 pupils - Juniors to Sixth?
Olivia O'Sullivan
56:53
is there a test before they start to asses the level they start at
Shaz Rahman
57:03
Hi Olivia - yes
Shaz Rahman
57:09
That's with Star reading
Shaz Rahman
57:27
that assesses your childrens reading abilities
Enda Toner
57:32
Hi Noreen, if you'd like to discuss cost you can email me at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk
Andrew Sykes
57:41
easy to to do with the students - 35 questions
Olivia O'Sullivan
57:58
And does it start from Junior Infants
Noreen Horan
57:59
Thanks Enda.
Andrew Sykes
58:29
yes
Andrew Sykes
59:02
there is star eary literacy too for lower attaining students
Olivia O'Sullivan
59:03
Thanks
Shaz Rahman
01:00:00
Cepta - do you mean accelerated reader?
Mairéad Bean Uí Thorpaigh
01:00:23
My vague recollection is that only a DEIS school could afford this program, unless I'mm confusing it with another. I remember being very excited about a program recommended by NEPS and realising this.
michelle wall
01:00:45
What is cost
Shaz Rahman
01:01:48
Hi Julie - some schools do, some have STAR as their only assessment tool
michelle wall
01:01:53
We can't even look until know cost as principals first question
Lorna Vogelsang
01:02:24
Can you Star Test when they are at home? Or they are not all there together at the same time?
Shaz Rahman
01:02:24
Hi Michelle - if you get in touch with enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk for any pricing discussions
Shaz Rahman
01:02:52
Hi Lorna - we would let you decide that - but we can help you set that up if you wanted to test at home
Mairéad Bean Uí Thorpaigh
01:02:54
Glad to see that so many others are working so late (and later) during this lockdown. So hard to keep going at this stage! We're easing up a bit now. Still plenty to do, though!
Andrew Sykes
01:03:28
we seem to be ramping up more now
Enda Toner
01:03:53
Hi all, getting a lot of queries on price, best thing to do is drop me an email at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk and I can talk you through how pricing works. I try make it fair so smaller schools can access it as well. Have many schools with only about 20 children on board
Aoife Smith
01:03:58
Are there any post primary school connections in Ireland? Would like to pick their brains.
Olivia O'Sullivan
01:04:10
So is the teacher assigning the particular books or is the programme generating their reading list
Enda Toner
01:05:11
For anyone in Northern Ireland email liam.ohare@renlearn.co.uk thanks everyone :)
Shaz Rahman
01:05:15
Hi Patricia - it does help
Mairéad Bean Uí Thorpaigh
01:05:45
We are paying for Reading Eggs and Mathletics, so we know some investment is worthwhile. This sounds fabulous. It just has to be affordable.
Andrew Sykes
01:06:46
previous school leaders insisted in stepp up through the zpd's religiously which turned many off - thankfully that is now finished and we can read within the range which as improved reading enjoyment and sharing!
Enda Toner
01:07:17
Hi Mairead, absolutely agree with you! Every resource has a cost of course but it's all about assessing what's worthwhile for the school. If you'd like information on cost and how the software works just drop me an email at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk
Shaz Rahman
01:07:35
he system allows the children to select books within their range
Shaz Rahman
01:07:57
they can choose a little outside of their range too
Andrew Sykes
01:08:30
yes
Enda Toner
01:08:40
Hi Annette, we try make the cost affordable for each school taking into account their circumstances. If you'd like some information on cost and how it works drop me an email at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk thanks :)
Andrew Sykes
01:09:02
we do that too and the kids love it
Carla Devereux
01:09:31
is there a free trial at the moment
alison mcconnell
01:09:32
I recommend when you do this webinar again, to explain the difference between AR, myON and Star reading as I not with familiar with any of them and I'm quite confused.
Shaz Rahman
01:09:54
Hi Alison, Enda can walk you through that
Emma Baskin
01:10:01
Is STAR, accelerated reader and myon all separate resources where you have to pay for each one or do you get them as a package?
Shaz Rahman
01:10:13
Star assesses the children's reading levels
Andrew Sykes
01:10:18
during lockdown the MyON Readon is available to all
Carla Devereux
01:10:48
oh will have a look at that so
Shaz Rahman
01:10:50
AR gets the children reading and quizzing, tracks the books they have read
Enda Toner
01:11:18
Hi Alison, you might have missed at the beginning I gave an introduction on the differences between each program but happy to go over this with you individually if you want to email me on enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk
Shaz Rahman
01:11:20
myON is an online resource for sharing books to all your kids
Enda Toner
01:11:58
When was this Annette?
Enda Toner
01:12:11
Have changed things in recent years to be honest
Andrew Sykes
01:12:55
Have done the webinars on this and it is great
Enda Toner
01:13:24
Hi all, apologies as I'm trying to make sure all questions get answered so apologies if I miss any. myON and Accelerated Reader are different resources but are quite complimentary to eachother
Enda Toner
01:14:00
Could you drop me an email at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk with your contact details and I would be happy to discuss cost with you
Annemarie Griffin
01:15:25
Can those instructions be read for the child?
Enda Toner
01:15:57
Hi everyone, if you want more in depth information about either program drop me an email at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk
Shaz Rahman
01:16:28
Hi Annemarie, do you mean the instructions for the projects? or for the reading?
Enda Toner
01:16:33
Hi Julie, yes myON starts at age 4 and goes all the way up to age 16
Andrew Sykes
01:17:08
the books have a reading facility where the text is read to student
Shaz Rahman
01:17:54
yes, they can activate the audio or switch it off
Andrew Sykes
01:18:03
yes
Carla Devereux
01:18:42
Lovely ideas LesleyAnne
Andrew Sykes
01:18:50
great for differentiation
Enda Toner
01:20:18
Thanks Pat great suggestion. For anyone wanting to see the programs and also get a good idea on price email me at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk
Andrew Sykes
01:21:25
I work in a special school and use it successfully
Ann Lyons
01:21:28
Do AR /MyON work together or are they 2 separate schemes?
Andrew Sykes
01:21:39
with all our students
Noreen Horan
01:21:45
Do the programmes link easily with learning support teaching eg. team teaching.
Andrew Sykes
01:22:04
they are separate but work together
Andrew Sykes
01:22:15
and complement ach other
Shaz Rahman
01:22:49
noooooooooooooooooooo
Enda Toner
01:28:59
Hi all, any further info email me at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk
Annemarie Griffin
01:30:38
Thanks everyone.
Olivia O'Sullivan
01:30:40
Thanks to all
Martina O Gorman
01:30:41
Thanks all. Well done!
Ciara Morris
01:30:46
Thanks all
alison mcconnell
01:30:54
Thank you
Helen Feely
01:30:55
Thanks All!
Andrew Sykes
01:30:57
thanks
Roisin Mulligan
01:30:59
Thanks
kirsten roberts
01:31:03
thanks
Alice Byrne
01:31:05
Thanks to all !
Rebecca Ford
01:31:09
thanks
Diane Boyle
01:31:12
Thank you-good work
Laura Griffin
01:31:12
cheers folks!
Shaz Rahman
01:31:13
thanks everyone!!!
Helen Hayes
01:31:14
Thanks
LEANNE FOSKIN
01:31:14
Thank you
Elaine Kenny
01:31:16
Thank you for sharing your experiences.
Angela Tobin
01:31:17
Thank you very much. Really enjoyed the webinar and the banter (West Clare in particular!!!) was a bonus!
Xiaodan Yang
01:31:18
Thank you very much to you all!
Margaret O Leary
01:31:39
very informative thanks
KATHRYN DUGGAN
01:31:49
Thanks!
Andrew Sykes
01:32:21
it may take the first term back in September to get everyone in!
Enda Toner
01:32:42
Thanks Martina :)
Enda Toner
01:33:11
Thanks all for joining and again for further info email me at enda.toner@renlearn.co.uk thank you
Mona Kelly
01:34:42
Many thanks
Carla Devereux
01:34:49
thanks all
Mairéad Bean Uí Thorpaigh
01:35:11
Thank you all.