Introducing the iHub
Launched in 2016, iHub is our new web based reading tool designed for the classroom. It’s an innovative, digital approach to classroom reading.
iHub promotes literacy with its interactive reading challenges based around current affairs. The application also develops pupils’ knowledge, ideas, opinions and vocabulary of cross-curricular content, and is the perfect tool to use at home or school.
Reading activities for Key Stages 2-3 (P4-S2)
The iHub provides activities at three levels to support a wide range of reading abilities. Pupils can tackle comprehensions, word puzzles and writing challenges. They can also take part in debates, vote and get instant feedback on polls.
The iHub news gallery lets pupils get creative and become the week’s News Editor, writing their own news stories and choosing photos to accompany them.
Pupils earn rewards
iHub’s exciting digital format really motivates young readers. Pupils can earn virtual rewards and badges by completing online activities. It’s a great way to motivate pupils and promote accurate reading.
Intuitive interface for teachers
New activities are available at each level every week for pupils to complete at home or school. Teachers can track pupil progress through their online dashboard.
*NEW* Try the iHub Taster
Teachers say even those who struggle with reading find it easy to engage with the interactive bitesized chunks of real world news on the iHub. So, why not try it for yourself?
See the difference the iHub makes to your classroom in just one term with the iHub taster. In the taster you will receive:
- 13 weeks’ access
- 35 pupil logins
- 1 newspaper delivered to the classroom each week
Or why not try the iHub demo
With our free demo you can log in and explore the iHub as a pupil would. There are a range of puzzles, comprehensions and writing challenges for you to try, and you’ll get instant feedback on how you’re doing. Login via a laptop, desktop or tablet.
The iHub wins at the Bett Awards!
We are delighted that the iHub was selected as the Bett Awards 2017 winner in the primary digital content category, which recognises exceptional innovation in education technology.
The judges said, ‘it is a great innovative resource that will engage the learner in world affairs whilst developing and embedding comprehension skills in an interesting and imaginative way. School and home use make it a flexible tool for learning. Its assessment tool is easy to use and help teachers track progression and the levels provide a flexible approach for learners in the class. This product is good value for money.’
How iHub works in secondary schools
Listen to Courtney Sklar, English Teacher at Watford Grammar School for Boys, talk about how the iHub transformed reading in her classroom.
The iHub gives pupils the opportunity to focus on an activity and enables them to work independently.”
“I would strongly recommend subscribing to iHub in addition to the newspaper.”
Lead Literacy Teaching Assistant