This app is so amazing. I can't say enough about it. The NON-FICTION collection alone is worth taking a look at it. IT IS FREE to EDUCATORS and $4.99 for parents to sign up for at-home use. Just go to their website at www.getepic.com, sign up as an educator, and look at it yourself.
This is a video from past April that shows some of the things that I do with the EPIC APP in my classroom. Teachers were asking me how I held other students accountable and so I did a video on the ITEACHTVNETWORK and discussed how I use it everyday.
I love how focused he is using this app. They love the VARIETY of non-fiction books that EPIC offers. Just as the search shows in the photo BELOW, it gives you a variety of books according to the topic you are researching. They have books listed by age range, time it will take the student to read it, AR/Lexile level and students can also add it to their FAVORITES!
Another great feature for teachers is the ability to get even MORE specific with their searches. If they are looking for only fiction books with a certain AR level, it is super easy to find.
Creating collections for my students to read is another one of my tools that I use with my students. I can select a variety of books and ASSIGN them to my students on a daily or weekly basis. Teachers all over are creating collections and sharing them with other teachers in their buildings and all over the world. You can even share your collections with others on PINTEREST.
It is super easy to have SCAVENGER HUNTS in the books and then add the details and pictures into the app PIC COLLAGE so students can turn in assignments. My students love hunting for the details in the books. EPIC has a wonderful assortment of NONFICTION books.
Questions....don't hesitate to ask. @teachingwithappitude on INSTAGRAM!