'Reading Rainbow' host LeVar Burton strives to bring the show to tablets, classrooms
"Reading Rainbow" went off the air in 2009, but host LeVar Burton has a vision to continue its legacy.
Burton, along with a team of artists, producers and others, created a page on kickstarter.com to raise money for a digital version of the show.
"Thirty minutes on TV was yesterday's world. In today’s world, today’s kids want today’s technology," Barton said in a video on Kickstarter.
The "Reading Rainbow" app was created two years ago, but Burton wants to reach an audience beyond tablet owners.
His goal is to develop a Web-enabled "Reading Rainbow" for the home, create a classroom version with the tools teachers need and subsidize the cost for classrooms so that schools most in need can get "Reading Rainbow" for free, according to Kickstarter.
The "Reading Rainbow" digital edition will consist of the show's unlimited library of interactive books and video field trips.
Megan Marsden Christensen is an intern with the Deseret News writing for the Faith & Family section. She recently graduated from BYU-Idaho with a bachelor's degree in communication.
- The Clean Cut: After dad's death, brother...
- There is no such thing as a bulletproof marriage
- Can you guess when these 17 animated Disney...
- She paid for a family's groceries and got...
- Sherry Young: Protecting our family in the...
- Erin Stewart: Saying goodbye to a mommy era
- How to prevent cognitive decline related to...
- How parents can keep family screen time under...
- Maryland couple investigated again... 18
- BYU Cougarettes dance team wins... 9
- Former Ute Matt Asiata found success in... 8
- Is having children an irrational choice? 7
- The problems grandparents face when... 6
- Erin Stewart: Saying goodbye to a mommy... 5
- Where are all the teens going? 4
- Schooled by autism: 5 lessons from my... 3