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Back to School with Kno eTextbook App

Are you in the “Kno”? I wasn’t until very recently when I learned about this fun and engaging digital textbook app aptly titled, Kno! It’s geared towards kids from as young as kindgergarten and all the way up to to Grade 12. I have two school aged daughters. Bridget is going into Grade 3 and Olivia is going into Grade 9 and I think both of them could greatly benefit from this educational app.

What is Kno?

Kno is a digital textbook that allows your kids to learn about the core subjects, but in a fun and engaging way. You simply select the grade level (Kindergarten to Grade 12) and a list of available textbooks will pop up. For instance, for Grade 3, I have a choice of three books: Go Math!, Great Source Write Source and SCIENCE FUSION. At Olivia’s grade 9 level, there’s a choice of 20 books.

Kno is Interactive

These aren’t just plain ol’ textbooks. What makes them different is that they are INTERACTIVE with these key features:

  • A digital Journal that automatically saves a student’s notes and highlights them in a study notebook
  • Automatic Flash Cards of key terms in a book to help students study more efficiently and better retain information
  • 3D models that bring difficult chemistry concepts to life to make them easier to understand
  • Quiz Me feature, which automatically turns any diagram in a book into a multiple choice quiz for easy self-quizzing before tests
  • SmartLinks that deliver instructional videos, images, and photos to formulas and concepts in a textbook in real-time for easy reference
  • Coming soon, an analytics feature that will enable active engagement between parents and students to better measure reading progress.

Where to Find Kno

The Kno digital textbook app is available for the iPad and Web and will be available for Android tablets and Windows 7 in time for back to school. Also, here’s some exciting news! Kno partnered with the global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) which means parents can rent a digital textbook  for the entire school year for just $9.99 or less per book!

Try Kno for Free

Use this special promo code to try Kno with your kids for free! The promo code is KNO4MOMS and it will give you a $5 credit. This code expires on October 31, 2012.

With back to school approaching quickly, now is the time to get a head start for the busy school year. I encourage you to check out Kno and see what they have to offer!

Stacie Vaughan

Stacie is the mom of two girls and lives in Ontario, Canada. She enjoys cooking/baking, photography, reading, DIY and is fueled by lots of coffee!

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