New Widgets: DOGOnews DOGObooks (and Summer Reading!)

DOGOnewsDOGObooksWe’re excited to announce two new education widgets available today for embedding on your wikis: DOGOnews and DOGObooks.

We’re also proud to support the DOGObooks Summer Reading program. Keep reading to learn more!

Embed DOGO Content on Your Pages

DOGOnews is a great source for current events, news and non-fiction articles for kids and teachers. DOGOnews articles are written specifically for children and are a favorite source for language arts, science and social studies lesson plans in the classroom and current events homework help at home. DOGObooks is where kids discover, review and rate the books they love. All book selections and reviews are moderated prior to being published.

Now you can embed news and book summaries from both sites on Wikispaces! In the Wikispaces Editor, click Widget, choose the new Education category, and select DOGOnews or DOGObooks. Search for the content you’re looking for, click Select, and click Insert.

Wikispaces DOGO Embeds

DOGOnews Embed

DOGObooks Embed

DOGObooks Free Summer Reading Program

DOGObooks Summer ReadingThe DOGObooks Summer Reading program is designed to help students keep up their reading skills and continue developing their critical thinking and writing skills by writing reviews and sharing their opinion with peers. Nothing motivates students more than rewards, which is why DOGObooks is giving away one free book for every three books students read and review. And the top ten participating schools will win two hundred books!

For Students

  • Visit the Summer Reading Program page and fill out the consent form
  • Select and read three books from the reading list and review them on DOGObooks
  • Win a free book

The reading list is comprised of over 80 elementary and middle school titles carefully selected by leading children’s book publishers, to ensure there is something to suit every reader. Students who complete three reviews can choose their free prize from a catalog of over 4,000 great books, and can continue to collect awards until all the free books are gone.

Win Books For Your School Library

DOGObooks also lets kids give credit to their schools for their reviews. The top ten schools that score the most reviews will win 200 (gently used) books for their library from Better World Books.

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One Comment

  1. Posted June 17, 2013 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    might also mention that if you’ve got an e-reader, you’ve got access to lots of free e-books – here’s lists of free ebooks that might already be on your kid’s summer reading list:

    http://www.auntlee.com/drupal/?q=High-School-Reading-List-Books-in-the-Public-Domain

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