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Company

Giglets

Founded: 2011
Country: United Kingdom 
Description

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

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

An accessible and ever-expanding library of colourful and enjoyable texts in over 35 languages.
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Educational Impact

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

reduce teacher workload80%
build student knowledge88%
improve teaching efficiency82%
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Giglets

reduce teacher workload75%
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improve attainment84%
reduce attainment gap76%
improve parent engagement69%
save school money63%
 
Recommended Usage

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

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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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Giglets

Marc Bowen, Deputy Head and Year 5 Classteacher: Giglets is an excellent teacher resource, supporting by outstanding half termly/termly network meeting events, where staff can access training and the latest updates are showcased. The ever growing library of texts is impressive, as is the willingness that the Giglets team show to engaging with customers to tailor their offering more precisely. Joining Giglets has felt like joining a reading community of passionate educationalists, rather than just a subscription based resource. The versatility of Giglets to support whole class teaching and individual reading development is a real benefit and proves value for money.
Tracy Wallace, Class Teacher: Giglets has great features for help to teach reading. It is constantly adding new books and with the addition of further books I would definitely give it a 10.
Patricia Karen Wilson, Principal Teacher Raising Attainment: I cannot find anything I don't like about Giglets. One of the most important points for our school is, that pupils can use Giglets very well. Working in a school for pupils with Additional Support Needs, teachers often find that pupils struggle with new technology and need a lot of practice to be able to use the technology correctly. This is not the case with Giglets. I trained my pupils how to use Giglets in three lessons. I have a very wide range of literacy abilities in my class and all pupils were able to use Giglets correctly to access books, complete reading tasks and use the chat feature (which they love). It is not often that this occurs. My colleagues who use Giglets agree that this is the same with their pupils. We hardly have any problems with the system and if there is a problem with a login etc then I as the administrator, can fix it easily and quickly. The Giglets Helpdesk is always very willing to help with problems and they are easy to contact. Seona has been very supportive regarding setting up Giglets initially and in informing us about training sessions for staff. In summary, I think Giglets really enhances pupils' learning.
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Age Range

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-18 

Giglets

0-4, 5-7, 8-10, 11-13 
Features

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

Goal SettingLesson Plans200,000 BooksQuizzesFeedbackProgress Tracking 

Giglets

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Languages

Giglets

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish 
Accessibility

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

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Giglets

Moderate features 
Policies

Renaissance Accelerated Reader™️

Privacy Policy
GDPR
Terms of Service
 

Giglets

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.

 

Giglets

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

Giglets is an online, browser-based resource and can be accessed on any device with an up-to-date browser. Installation is not required. Teachers and students will have individual logins to access Giglets both in school and from home.

 
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.

 

Giglets

In Person
Live Online
Webinars
Documentation
Videos

We recommend a whole staff training session to introduce the resource and support successful implementation. We can also support you with tailored CPD sessions on securing best practice in your literacy provision.

 
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.

Giglets

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
 

Giglets

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Home Learning

Giglets

Not available To parents
 
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

Giglets

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

Giglets pricing starts from £1200 / year

School subscriptions are on an annual basis and typically range from £1200 - £2000 per annum depending on school size and subscription options. To discuss the subscription options available to your school, please contact us on info@giglets.com or click 'Free Demo' above.

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