Reading Rainbow App!

LeVar Burton is developing a Reading Rainbow App!  There is no definitive timeline yet, or any indication of what the app might entail, but we’ll keep an eye out for it. Burton’s  original PBS program was taken off the air in 2009 due to lack of funding. The shift in pedagogical theory from ‘learning to read by reading’ to Hooked on Phonics-style education may have contributed to the demise of this TV show. I’m interested to see how they’ll revive it- let’s hope they can preserve the show’s original enthusiasm for reading.

Follow on Twitter: @ReadingRainbow

Read about it at the Digital Shift and Mashable Entertainment. There’s also an article from SLJ about the show ending.

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Posted on February 22, 2012, in Apps, Early Literacy, Education, Literacy. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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