Capstone expands PebbleGo suite with new digital tools to create active learning experiences in K-5 classrooms

At booth 724 at ISTELive 24, attendees can view new tools for classroom educators and students, including active learning tools, curation features, single sign-on, and more


MINNEAPOLIS – June 19, 2024 – For more than 30 years, Capstone has supported schools with engaging content through its print books, interactive eBooks, and award-winning PebbleGo curricular content hub. At ISTELive 24, Capstone will debut its newly expanded PebbleGo suite, featuring tools for active learning, content curation features, and other enhancements designed specifically for the classroom. With these digital tools and resources, K-5 classroom educators can create a bridge to literacy while helping students develop a lifelong love of reading and learning.

“By expanding the PebbleGo suite, we are expanding on our vision to make a greater impact in the classroom—making it easier to support classroom educators and students, while improving literacy outcomes for elementary aged students,” said Capstone CEO Randi Economou. “With our new digital tools, classrooms come alive with tools for active learning experiences that increase student engagement and reading development.”

Within the PebbleGo suite, districts and schools can choose from a range of flexible options to deploy the content and tools that are right for them. The suite can be used to support lesson planning, whole group and small group instruction, independent practice, content creation, family engagement, and more.

A new Create tool in the PebbleGo suite provides a digital workspace for students to demonstrate their learning and share their knowledge. When students click “Create” from any PebbleGo or PebbleGo Next article, they can select a ready-made or blank template and unleash their creativity using a variety of media features. With this tool, educators can empower student voice and choice while helping them deepen their learning and retention of essential concepts. Educators can also use the Create tool to create shareable lessons and activities, and monitor what students are creating.

A new Connect tool includes a variety of features designed to save educators time while supporting active teaching and learning. A search tool makes it easy to find content to support state standards. Educators can also explore ready-made activity bundles for project-based learning and view trending content for lesson plan inspiration.

In addition, schools that use Clever or Google Classroom can now provide single sign-on (SSO) and a seamless login experience across the PebbleGo suite. Each digital component of the suite also features enhanced user interfaces and navigation tools for students and teachers.

About Capstone 

Capstone is the nation’s leading educational publisher of K-5 digital solutions, children’s books, and literacy programs for school libraries, classrooms, and at-home reading. Through print books, interactive eBooks, or the curriculum-connected learning tool PebbleGo™, Capstone has a passion for inspiring students to learn and their communities to thrive. As a publisher of content for children, Capstone embraces the responsibility to celebrate and share the diverse voices and perspectives of our readers and communities. Capstone supports great teaching and learning with engaging content that values the work that educators do every day—helping students succeed. #LearningIsForEveryone

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