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Company

GCSEPod

Founded: 2010
Country: United Kingdom 
Description

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback
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GCSEPod

Teachers can teach, assess, monitor and engage; Students can learn and revise from wherever you are, on any device, with...
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Educational Impact

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

build student knowledge88%
improve teaching efficiency82%
reduce teacher workload80%
Not measured 
Not measured 
 

GCSEPod

build student knowledge91%
improve teaching efficiency84%
reduce teacher workload80%
improve attainment90%
improve teacher knowledge68%
 
Recommended Usage

Pupils should set aside 30-minutes a day for reading and teachers, 30-minutes a week for data analysis

Increased usage over time is linked to improved attainment above predicted grades.

Most Helpful Reviews

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

Fiona Mansell, English teacher and Achievement Leader: I wish that there were more modern books covered by accelerated reader. The choice of books that students can read sometimes feels limited.
Dianne Hannan, Reading & Literacy Champion: A great deal to understand initially but is easy to use once up and running and provides great focus on reading and reading skills
Anna Britten, Headteacher: An excellent resource which ensures all children are enjoying reading interesting, accessible and appropriately challenging texts.
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GCSEPod

JOSEPH COWLING, Parent: On Imedia, most of the questions asked does not have a definite answer (4 options with 2 or 3 which could be right) This is to help with revision not a 50% chance gambling site on some stupid questions
Dr Mark Evans, Headteacher: It's a real help. EBI is covers more subjects.
Sarah Leak, Assistant Principal: Invaluable resource during remote education, easily embedded across school and with staff and students
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Age Range

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18 

GCSEPod

11-13, 14-16, 17-18 
Features

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

Goal SettingLesson Plans200,000 BooksQuizzesFeedbackProgress Tracking 

GCSEPod

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Accessibility

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

Vendor has not supplied this information 

GCSEPod

Robust features 
Policies

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

Privacy Policy
GDPR
Terms of Service
 

GCSEPod

Privacy Policy
GDPR
Terms of Service
 
Requirements

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

Available Offline
Internet - Low Bandwidth
Internet - High Bandwidth
Desktop - Mac
Desktop - Windows
Desktop - Chromebook
Desktop - Linux
Mobile - iPhone
Mobile - iPad
Mobile - Windows
Mobile - Android
Radio
Television

Accelerated Reader works on tablets 7” and larger, and on Chromebooks. No app downloads needed; just an internet browser.

If using a firewall, proxy, and/or content filter, some changes may need to be made for Renaissance Accelerated Reader to function properly.

Browser cookies must be enabled in order to log in to Renaissance as a student or personnel user.

Microsoft Word 2007 or above is required to author content, including Accelerated Reader quizzes and articles and Star Custom assessment items. Note Microsoft Word Online is not compatible.

 

GCSEPod

Available Offline
Internet - Low Bandwidth
Internet - High Bandwidth
Desktop - Mac
Desktop - Windows
Desktop - Chromebook
Desktop - Linux
Mobile - iPhone
Mobile - iPad
Mobile - Windows
Mobile - Android
Radio
Television

A sound IT manager to white-list a few URLs in school and integrate GCSEPod with MIS. For teachers and students, using GCSEPod is very simple - like using Netflix or Spotify

 
Training

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

In Person
Live Online
Webinars
Documentation
Videos

All new schools are required to book in training with a product expert, this allows for a smooth implementation and for teachers/educators to get the most out of their Renaissance products. New customer training comes with an onsite visit from one of our specialists which schools find engaging and motivational and allows teachers to see how their own pupils are performing and progressing. Taking this training allows teachers to get to know our programs but also start imbedding them within the school and follow our proven best practice routines.

After every training session we always send resources to the school which allows them to do in house training for twilight or INSET days.

Schools also have the option of taking top up training every year, this is especially useful to see how their first year as gone, look at annual reports or any changes, updates to Renaissance Place and to continue imbedding our best practice. We can even work with new starters and do a complete overview of our programmes.

 

GCSEPod

In Person
Live Online
Webinars
Documentation
Videos

Presentations, best practice sharing platform, idea generation with Project Manager, YouTube videos

 
Set Up

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

No installation - the school is provided with their own hosted website and subsequent login details for all applicable staff/pupils.

GCSEPod

Setting up is very straightforward. Simply add your teacher and pupil accounts and you are ready to go!

Support

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

24/7 Live Rep
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
 

GCSEPod

24/7 Live Rep
Phone Support
Email/Help Desk
FAQs/Forum
Knowledge Base
 
Home Learning

GCSEPod

Parent Access
 
Pricing

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

Free Version
Freemium
Free Trial
Paid Subscription
One-Off Fee
Hourly Rate

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️ pricing starts from £996 / year

Implementation fee, including professional setup training: £1,361.66. Initial 40 licences: £996.00. Individual add-on licences: £6.00

GCSEPod

Free Version
Freemium
Free Trial
Paid Subscription
One-Off Fee
Hourly Rate

Prices available on request.

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