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The Tech Edvocate Names Learning Ally “Best Assistive Technology” Finalist for its Mobile Reading App

Categories: Assistive Technology, Audiobook Library, In the news, Learning Disabilities, Student Centric Learning, The Digital Age

Finalist LogoLearning Ally today announced that the organization’s mobile reading app has been named a "Best Assistive Technology App or Tool" finalist for the 2018 Tech Edvocate Awards. The mobile reading app provides access to Learning Ally’s library of human-read audiobooks, with enhanced classroom tools for students.

Learning Ally is a leading edtech provider of a comprehensive audiobook solution offering an equitable reading experience for students in grades 3-12 with learning differences.

"We are thrilled to be a finalist for best assistive technology app," says Cynthia Hamburger, Learning Ally’s COO. "Our mobile app delivers a superior digital reading experience for today’s tech-savvy learners. Students have everything they need to complete reading assignments on time and on point. Students who once struggled to read can now demonstrate what they know."

Learning Ally's mobile app with new classroom tools focuses on student-centric learning with enriched capabilities. These include students’ ability to customize reading preferences, streamline reading assignments, and communicate directly with teachers to ask questions, send completed homework and receive feedback for personalized learning. With new reading enhancements such as bookmarking, notetaking and an in-app dictionary, students can build background knowledge, prepare book reports with citations, perform research, write summaries, and create large vocabulary lists.

Bridging the gap between students' reading skills and their cognitive ability to learn and comprehend grade-level content, Learning Ally's human-read audiobooks help boost academic gains and drive improved social-emotional outcomes for struggling learners. The mobile app gives students access to audiobooks and grade-level content at any time in a format they can easily absorb to be successful in their learning process.

The Tech Edvocate, published by Dr. Matthew Lynch, focuses on shifts in education policy to enhance learning opportunities for American P–20 students. Each year, a panel of edtech leaders, PreK–12 teachers, college professors, K–12 administrators, and K–12 parents, choose a top winner and finalist(s) in several categories to recognize companies, people and products that represent the "best in edtech."

About Learning Ally

Learning Ally, a leading nonprofit edtech organization, delivers a comprehensive and cost-effective learning solution for struggling readers in grades 3–12. The organization’s proven solution features an extensive library of human-read audiobooks that students want and need to read, with a suite of teacher-focused resources to ensure student success. 

In 2018, Learning Ally received a distinguished Library of Congress Literacy Award for its outstanding commitment and innovative research-based best practices to ensure literacy for all in U.S. schools.

To learn how your school or district can become a member of Learning Ally in support of struggling readers, schedule a Learning Ally demo or call 800-221-1098.



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