Due to Covid restrictions, students have not had the chance to take home readers each week. As a school, to support our students’ reading development and to assist our families, we have purchased a large range of hardcopy new PM reading books, which will be used during Reading Groups at school. We are excited to announce that all students from Kindergarten to Year 2 have access to the PM eCollection! Our students will then have the opportunity to access the corresponding eReader at home, for further practise.
Each child will receive an individual Username and Password to access the PM eCollection online at home. Please keep this in a safe place for future reference. This week, we will be showing your child how to access the PM eCollection at home. We expect that all students will log on at home to further familiarise themselves with the PMe website or App.
Initially, students will have access to a range of ‘familiar books’ for extra reading and to get used to reading the books online. Just as current practise, teachers have personalised each child’s ‘Bookshelf’ for independent reading. Additionally, the child’s instructional level books will be uploaded individually as a Reading Session. The ‘instructional’ level books are books that teachers are currently using with students to stretch their learning. A Reading Session can be set up by a teacher and will appear above the bookshelf when available. There may be multiple books assigned to a reading session, and these will be displayed at the bottom of the pop-up screen, along with any teacher notes.
Click here to download and view an instructional video on how to login to the PM eCollection.
Accessing the PM eCollection eReader
The PM eCollection eReader application is available as an iOS app for iPad users and as a browser based application for all other tablet or desktop devices.
• To download the iOS app for iPad, visit the iTunes store and search for 'PM eCollection'.
• To access the browser app, go to app.pmecollection.com.au. This app works on any web browser; however, we recommend you use the most recent version of Google Chrome for the best user experience.
Using the eReader
If you are using the browser-based version of the app, you will navigate through the PM ebooks on the bookshelf via your keyboard/mouse/touchscreen.
The PM eBook bookshelf displays a range of books, organised by PM level. Students will only have access to the books in the levels that have been selected for them by the student’s teacher.
Use the left and right arrows or your finger to move along a shelf. Move up or down to view more shelves. Select a book cover to start reading.
Opening and reading a book
To start reading, tap or click a book’s cover to open it in preview mode. View the front and back cover of the book. Select Read to open the book. Once opened, the book becomes interactive.
We hope that the PM eCollection will provide your child with an opportunity to further develop their reading skills at home. If you have any questions accessing PMe, please contact your child’s teacher.
Mrs Kylie Behrens