Audible to Give 15,000 Newark Students Fire Tablets
About 15,000 high school students and teachers will receive free Amazon Fire tablets and one-year Audible memberships, thanks to a promotion by the audiobook company.
"We want our students to get into the habit of reading spontaneously and independently on their own time," said Michael Mann, head of school at North Star Academy, in a prepared statement. "Beyond enriching and reinforcing their learning, we believe Audible can spur an immediate increase in students' ability to read for pleasure, in more interesting ways and to a greater extent."
The students and teachers will receive 7-inch, 8 GB tablets with headphones and a free bundle of more than 150 recommended audiobook titles chosen by Newark educators and Audible employees.
"Audible is mobile for me and increases the flexibility of my time," said Ama Hagan, a senior at the North Star Academy, in a prepared statement. "You can multitask and when you're listening, you get deeper into the book because you hear the narrator as the different characters. Audible enhances my understanding of literature assignments and I'm able to even get more evidence and write better essays than in previous years."
For more information about the giveaway, visit audible.com.
Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at [email protected].