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TumbleBookCloud Pilot

About the pilot

A pilot of TumbleBookCloud, with enhanced content from AudioBookCloud, is available through February 2019. Kentuckians, through a KYVL member library, school district or institution, have access. 

TumbleBookCloud (TBC) is an online database of eBooks and educator resources perfect for a middle school, high school, or public library. TBC offers over 1,000 titles in a variety of formats, including ebooks, Graphic Novels, classic literature, National Geographic videos, and audiobooks, and supports a wide range of reading interests and levels.

The collection is available via the Internet around the clock. There are no check-out times, downloads or wait lists. Read, watch or listen with no delays and unlimited access. Scroll through a Graphic Novel on an iPad, read a classic novel on a computer, or listen to an audiobook on a smartphone!

Teacher-friendly features

With the TumbleTracker feature teachers and students are able to track their reading activity and progress. Students get feedback which motivates them to continue reading and teachers can assign particular books to an entire class, group of students or single student.  To set up a tracker account please email rino@tumblebooks.com

Other features of note to educators:

  • Enhanced novels, which include classic literature, YA novels, middle school chapter books and foundational non-fiction texts, feature full audio narration paired with line-by-line highlighting.
  • AP English resources make hundreds of curriculum books available, and educators can take advantage of common-core-aligned content.
  • MyCloud allows teachers and other users to create secondary accounts and create customized playlists that can be access from any computer.
  • Both the student and teacher can use the pause button to stop the story at any time in order to practice story prediction, interpret pictures, discuss new vocabulary words, empathize with a character, discuss possible consequences of actions, encourage problem solving, or provide historical, geographical, or other perspectives.
  • Each title has an accompanying TumbleQuiz: a fun, flash-animated, multiple-choice quiz that each student can take online after reading a book to test their reading comprehension. Quizzes are also available with audio.
  • Each title has recommended reading levels: Grade, Lexile and Accelerated Reader information. Click on the reading level to see other books at the same level.

Other How-Tos

  • Access TBC via any reading/mobile device that has an internet connection (for example: colour nook, kindle fire, Ipads & Ipod touch).
  • Search by title, author, publisher, language, keyword and reading level.
  • Use automatic or manual mode. In automatic mode, the pages turn by themselves and are narrated; in manual mode, the readers turn the pages at their own speed.
  • Adjust the size of the text, or the background color for a fun customizable reading experience.
  • Make notes and create bookmarks In enhanced novels and ebooks.
  • Add your favorite title(s) to the My Favorites section for easy access any time. This feature is cookied onto individual computers.
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