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Kindle Fire App

Overview

You can download a free myON app for Kindle Fire HD from Amazon. In the app store, search for the keyword "myON" to find the app.

The app lets you do the following:

  • Share Kindle Fire HD tablets between students and classes - students log in to use the app.
  • Download up to 20 books to read any time (even if you do not have an Internet connection after downloading). Every book in the collection is available to download for offline reading. You can select books to download through visual search or through the myon.co.uk website in a browser on the tablet.
  • Keep track of student reading statistics (online and offline), and sync activity to student myON accounts.
  • Read books offline, with audio and highlighting if necessary.

System Requirements

The app requires the Kindle Fire HD (older Kindle Fire versions are not supported) and at least Android version 4.1. To add accounts and download books, you must be able to connect to the Internet.

Note: You can also use the built-in web browser on the Kindle Fire HD to directly access www.myon.co.uk.

Opening the App

After downloading the app, select the myON icon on your Kindle Fire HD tablet.

Using the App

After downloading the app, you can immediately read the included Jackie Robinson book. To read other books, you must first add user accounts to the app.

Adding User Accounts

Adding Users One by One

  1. Tap the Link User icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. To select your school, begin typing the name in the School field, and matching options will be listed. Select your school from the list.
  3. The school name will be added to the School field. Enter your student's user name and password or PIN as you would to log in via a web browser; then, select Link. The app will record the student as a user of myON in the app. In the future, the student will log in by selecting his or her name and entering the correct user name.
  4. Note: Clever users may be required to use a PIN instead of a password. To find their PIN, users can log in to myon.com using a web browser on a computer; after you log in, your PIN is in the upper-right corner of the page near your name.

Adding All Students in a Teacher's Roster

If you add a teacher instead of a student, you will be asked if you want to sync all of the students in your roster to this device. Select Sync in the message. The next time you select the Users icon, you will see all students from the class in the list.

To remove users from the app, open the list of users, then press and hold a user's name to see two options: Delete and Sign In. Select the Delete option. You must enter the user name and select Delete again to finish deleting the user from the app.

Logging In

Once you have added users, you can log in to begin downloading and reading other books in the app. Students can log in when the tablet has Internet access and when it does not. Teachers may only log in when the device has an Internet connection; set up a generic student account if the teacher wants to read books offline too.

  1. Tap the icon in the top right corner.
  2. Select your name from the list of users.
  3. Enter your user name and select Sign In.

Downloading Books in the App

To download books that you want to read in the app (offline or online), follow these steps.

  1. In the list of books, select the Add Book icon in the top right corner of the screen.
  2. If you want to find book by category, select a category that you are interested in (such as "Animals"). Then, select a subcategory (such as "Pets" in the example below). When you see a list of books, select the book that you are interested in.
  3. If you want to search for a book with text, select the magnifying glass in the top right corner of the screen. Then, enter a keyword to search for. In the list of possible matching results, select a book title.

  4. The book information window will open with details about the book. To download the book, tap the Add to device button. (If you decide not to download this book, simply click the red X to close the information about this book and search for another one.)
  5. Once you choose to add a book to the app, a gray icon with the book title will appear in the app window and a circle or horizontal bar will display the download progress. When the download is complete, the circle or bar will disappear, and a portion of the book cover will display in color.
  6. You can also open the browser on the tablet and log in to the myon.co.uk website to search for books. When you find a book to open, you'll see a blue download button that will open the app and add the book.

Reading a Book in the App

Once you've downloaded a book, you can select a book in the app to open it. Then, in the book information window, select Read Book. (You also have an option for removing a book that you no longer want to keep in the app.)

The book will open.

As you read the book, you can do the following:

  • Select the Play/Pause button at the bottom to start or stop the audio and highlighting.
  • Swipe left or right to go to another page.
  • Expand two fingers to zoom in on the page.
  • Pinch two fingers to zoom out on the page.
  • To see other controls, tap anywhere on the screen.
    • gives you a menu with more content, such as copyright information, a table of contents, an index or a glossary. The items available depend on the book.
    • shows you publisher information for the book.
    • shows you how far you are into the book (20% in this example) and opens a series of circles that you can use to go directly to another page. You can only jump to pages you have already read.
    • mutes the audio for silent reading without highlighting.
    • turns word highlighting on or off (when audio is playing).
    • turns sentence highlighting on or off (when audio is playing).

    The bottom icons are part of your tablet operating system; they may look different based on the tablet that you are using. These buttons allow you to return to the Books page, close the myON app, and navigate on your tablet.

Help in the App

For more help using the app, select the i button in the top right corner of the page.