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Beanstack is used by schools across the world to motivate students to read more and read together by taking part in reading challenges. As a result of the pandemic and distance learning, schools are increasingly using our web application and 4.7-star mobile app to facilitate readathons.
Now, we’re building a set of features to make it easier for librarians and educators to create their own readathons, reading challenges to raise money for your library, for families to promote the fundraisers within their networks, and for students to log their reading. 90% of all funds will go directly to your school.
Our processing fees are the lowest you'll find. Your school keeps at least 90% of what you raise.
Year-round logging and challenges like our 2021 Level Up Summer Challenge promote a true culture of reading that goes beyond one-time fundraisers.
Your dedicated school success specialist helps set up your custom Beanstack site and helps design your reading challenges. We provide you with everything you need to successfully promote your reading challenges and readathons.
All U.S. schools licensing Beanstack are eligible to sign up for the Beta version of the Beanstack Reading Fundraisers feature. This new addition to Beanstack will be launched officially during Summer 2021. Participation will be capped at 100 flagship schools.
When your school signs up for Beanstack Reading Fundraisers, your students, teachers, and their families will gain access to the Beanstack web application and 4.7-star mobile app for a year. This includes integrating with your existing single sign on and rostering system. And you’ll also be able to create custom reading challenges, use hundreds of reading challenge templates for different books and themes, and gain access to these national challenges:
Looking for a way to keep your students reading through the summer? We’ve partnered with Thorndike Press and Mark Cuban to bring you our first National K12 Summer 2021 Reading Challenge, “Level Up.”
Past sponsors of this annual challenge include Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster. The 2021 theme was “Books Like Us.” The 2022 theme will be announced in September.
Readers can scan a book's barcode to log reading or automatically track reading on select eBook platforms including Epic!
Gain visual insights on students' reading plus hundreds of reports with data valuable to librarians, teachers, and administrators.
Motivate students to read daily by incorporating streaks, virtual badges, and other game-based learning principles.
Students can connect with one another to compete for top leaderboard spots and share what they're reading.
Beanstack's proprietary “tandems” system gives students the option to safely sync their reading log with their public library.
These premium quality reading logs and sticker books unite with the online experience to better engage young readers.
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