PebbleGo is an award-winning database of materials that make improving reading and research skills enjoyable for struggling readers. It is intended for students from pre-kindergarten to third grade levels, and it includes four separate databases: animals, science, social studies and biographies.
PebbleGo offers accessible, entertaining research materials on interesting topics for younger students. Spoken-word audio, text highlighting, and audio and video media supplement each article. These features help students with who may be struggling with traditional texts to absorb information, which, in turn, helps make reading a positive experience.
PebbleGo is also an excellent resource for students who may not see themselves reflected in a mainstream curriculum. Its biography database includes research information on the lives of African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and women, whose stories are often excluded from classroom textbooks.
Students can also access PebbleGo at home by going to the PebbleGo website and logging in with the username and password assigned to their school. Teachers and parents can track usage information by logging into the PebbleGo website with the administrative credentials assigned to them at the time of their subscription. This allows subscribers to ensure that students are taking full advantage of the database. The website also offers a free trial for parents or educators who would like to try PebbleGo before subscribing.