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Sep 2010

Maintaining Childrens Attention and Improving Their Reading

I‘ve been reading a lot of questions on several Blogs and Facebook pages recently about maintaining children’s interest and attention while they are doing their schoolwork, whether it be at home, or in the classroom.

At the same time I have been seeing comments about problems parents and teachers are having with children’s lack of interest in reading. So as a parent of 2 children, I’d like to share something with you that has really helped us with our 2 children, in both areas – and at the same time.

We’ve found that using online video attracts the attention of the child and maintains their interest for longer periods of time, – in fact more than any textbooks we’ve ever used. It makes learning fun and they are more motivated to learn. (more…)

Aug 2010

Only One Front Page ……and 12 different education stories.

I have to apologize for a quiet time on the blog for the last 10 days but we have a dilemma to overcome.

Since we launched this website, an increasing number of people have contacted us and explained just how many different types of students can benefit through using our online educational videos.

Zane Education (Zane Publishing Inc. in it’s former life) has had a well-established name in the school and home education markets since the mid 1990’s. And when we decided to convert our 250 educational CD-ROM’s into online video we always expected that it was the teachers, students and homeschooling families that would be our main customers.

However now that we are using the online video format – and most importantly that all of our videos are subtitled – we are seeing that many other types of students are benefiting from what we have produced. Those children include special needs students, gifted students, the disabled, children with dyslexia and reading difficulties, students with visual impairments, ESL students and especially children whose parents and teachers want to help develop their reading skills.

May 2009

Our Videos & Reading Literacy

Subscribers and students using our online K-12 educational video’s, each enjoy the additional academic benefit of being able to improve their reading literacy while learning the subject of their choice.

Each of our videos is deliberately subtitled so as to provide each student with the option of either listening to the video soundtrack, reading the subtitles, or listening to the soundtrack while at the same time reading the presentation using the subtitling.


Apr 2009

Zane Education Videos and Improved Reading Literacy

Research work being carried out by the Availll Institute represents a significant discovery and offers a long sought after solution in reading improvement for students.

Data results that have been generated by university based research indicate a direct link between significant improvements in students reading abilities and literacy skills and the use of subtitled videos and movies. In fact in a 2008 email, Warwick Elley, a world leader in reading education, observed that Avail is onto something significant.