RM books is simple to use. Its central management system allows content to be rented for individuals or groups of students at the click of a button.
Every user has a unique account; these can be created by a simple CSV upload. There are two modes of content delivery:
Using the unique rental options Teachers can push books to students as targeted interventions. Using RM Books groups, teachers can easily allocate content based on ability level, needs and interests.
Schools can set up an elibrary of ebooks for students to independently browse and select books anytime, anywhere - even during the school holidays.
With over a 1000 classic free titles to get you started, every student can have access to The Complete Works of Shakespeare, Wuthering Heights, The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice and many more.
Using RM Books reports, you can track book allocations, usage, time spent reading and last page read. Providing insight into students reading habits and details you can't get from paper books.
With RM Books, not only can you read a book, you can also enhance a book with our Book Notes feature. Book Notes allows you to use a variety of annotation tools e.g. text, sound and video clips, to add as an overlay onto the ebook. The Book Notes can be shared from teacher to student, which opens up the potential for new learning opportunities.
Books are available for short term rental periods at a fraction of the retail price. Books can be rented for individual or groups of students for a week, month, term or year.
Through the online server, RM Books can be used on any device with an internet connection and web browser, including devices already in school such as a laptop or PC through to tablet or smartphone. Offline apps are also available for iOS and Android devices.
Some students struggle to engage with physical books. According to a survey carried out by the National Literacy Trust fewer children than ever are reading for pleasure (28 per cent compared to 38 per cent seven years ago). Children should be encouraged to use whatever the medium, and for some children digital will do just that.
RM Books has allowed us to completely re-invigorate how we teach reading. We are always looking at ways of capturing imaginations of our most reluctant readers and with RM Books we think we have found the solution.