Why Educators Choose, Use and Love Big Universe

Delivers Results
Students of all skill levels achieve success with Big Universe.
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A+ from Educators
Educators love Big Universe and the impact is has on learning.
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Proven by Research
Research shows that Big Universe improves literacy skills.
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Success for Students in any Learning Environment

From whole class instruction and independent reading to writing workshops and project based learning activities, Big Universe ignites students' interest so they can build their skills.


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Supporting successful 1:1 implementation

Kendallville, IN - Big Universe combines access to technology and content so students learn in an interactive and engaging way. Teachers are able to monitor, track and individualize learning. Having Big Universe at their fingertips on any device yields exciting options for students and teachers at East Noble School Corporation.

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Creating a culture of reading

McKenzie, TN - “We have always had 5s in achievement, but struggled to improve our growth score,” says Carol Nanney, the librarian at McKenzie Elementary School. “This year, our growth score in literature increased from a 1 to a 3. Big Universe has sparked excitement in our students…”

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What Educators Are Saying About Big Universe

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    Ann Linson
    Superintendent of Schools
    East Noble School Corporation

    Kendallville, IN – Big Universe is an outstanding tool that empowers our students to drive their own learning! The extensive selection of digital fiction and nonfiction books allows each student to select books of interest at a variety of reading levels that meet the needs of the student rather than the needs of a budget! Students feel more independent and confident because they have ownership of their literacy development. This is fueled by the quality book choices that are provided and the success they experience through differentiated instruction. Big Universe has created a love of learning in our students that continues to stimulate creativity and discovery!

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    Roze Alvidera
    St. Joachim School

    Hayward, CA – The third graders of St. Joachim School love logging into Big Universe to discover new books and write their own stories. We use Big Universe during reading time or writing lessons. Students find books that spark their interest and use reciprocal teaching as they read. The writing section is a favorite for all writing levels. They enjoy finding pictures to go along with their story, as well as, uploading their own custom pictures. The children are able to navigate themselves through the website that is safe for all users. As their classroom teacher, I enjoy checking their bookshelf and get an idea of what they like to read. I can also see the quizzes that the students take at the end of their book. I would highly recommend Big Universe to any teacher or school who wants to add supplemental content reading, leisure books, general interests to their library and creative writing with technology.

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    Jean Monroe
    Instructional Technologist
    Wake County Public School System

    Cary, NC – Big Universe is an authentic, personalized online learning environment that motivates students to read and write. Students love to share their thoughts and ideas with real-world audiences, and Big Universe provides opportunities for this through the Global Bookshelf Community and Online Self-Publishing. Big Universe gives students voice and choice in what they read and write, creating an atmosphere that fosters student ownership of growth and learning and supports differentiation and individuality.

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    Tom Schwartz
    McKinley Intermediate School

    Abilene, KS – Big Universe provides a huge variety of books, topics, levels, to suit ALL readers in the classroom. It is very easy to search by topic and easy to navigate through the whole site. I have used it with struggling readers to enrichment for higher readers. The pictures/graphics in the books are wonderful as well!

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    Dawn Bohannon
    Technology Director
    Ector Independent School District

    Ector, TX – Big Universe has been an outstanding literacy program for Ector Independent School District. It has provided our students with the opportunity to not only read books, but to create their own books and it has also encouraged literacy from school to home. Our students have read over 5,000 books and counting. Big Universe is an extraordinary program which is very user and kid friendly, the quality and content of the books are outstanding, it is extremely easy to navigate, and most of all we are impressed by the way our students have been inspired to read and write. Big Universe definitely scores an A+ from the administration, teachers, instructional assistants, students, parents, and technology staff at Ector Independent School District.

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    Deborah McLaughlin
    Harbor Creek School District

    Harborcreek, PA – Big Universe has helped our library to take the digital step outside our school walls. Not only has it expanded our collection but it has enhanced our literacy curriculum. Our students love to read, write and share, especially on their own mobile devices. The teachers like the data and management components that work so well with our curriculum. Parents are excited to see their student engaged in the reading and writing process.

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Student Reading Skills Improve Using Big Universe

Results of an independent research study show that using Big Universe improves literacy skills and engages students.


More than 300 students in 11 fourth grade classes from schools across the United States participated in the qualitative and quantitative study. Students were assessed at the beginning and end of the study using the Stanford 10 Achievement Test.

The findings show greater improvement in reading skills than comparable students who do not use Big Universe.

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