Introducing the Literacy iHub
Launched in 2016, iHub is our brand new literacy tool; an innovative, digital approach to classroom reading.
iHub supports literacy teaching with interactive, pupil reading challenges based around current affairs. It’s the perfect tool for guided reading and homework for Years 3 – 8.
THE IHUB WINS AT THE BETT AWARDS!
We are delighted that the iHub has been selected as the BETT Awards Winner in the primary digital content category, which recognises exceptional innovation in education technology.
Literacy activities for Key Stage 2 and 3
The iHub provides activities at three levels to support a wide range of reading abilities. Pupils can tackle comprehensions and word puzzles. They can also vote in polls and articulate opinions in polls and debates.
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 through completing online activities.
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.
iHub changes attitudes
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.
iHub opens minds
iHub really opens up the world to young minds. Its rich, interactive content drives curiosity and engages passions through reading, puzzles and digital exploration.
Find out the benefits of using First News in secondary school classrooms:
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