Epic! is a free online library for educators. Students are able to select from a vast selection of books, audiobooks and videos.
- Be able to log into Epic! to create their own profile.
- Be able to begin to read or listen to books at their level.
- Avatar: An avatar is an icon or figure representing a particular person.
To prepare for this activity:
To set up an account, the teacher visits the Epic! Website and sets up a free educators account. Make sure it is an Educator account, not a parent account! The teacher can log in with a Google account or set up manually.
Add your students and assign them a grade level.
Select topics of interest.
Give students the classroom code.
To set up a quiz:
- Teacher selects a book.
- Select the quiz tab at the top toolbar.
- Create questions for the quiz.
- Assign to students.
- View the educator resources.
- Watch the How to Use Epic! video
- Parental consent is needed before students can use this website.
- Headphones may be needed for audiobooks and videos.
- Epic! can be used on all platforms with the same login and password, and the reading progress and favorites will carry over to all platforms.
- See Accommodations Page and Charts on the 21things4students.net site in the Teacher Resources.
Epic! provides audiobooks for students to read along.
Directions for this activity:
The students log in with teacher classroom code at Epic Sign-in.
The students' names will appear on the teacher dashboard.
The students select their names and are launched into their own profiles. They can also click on their avatar to personalize it.
The students can select books to read or videos to watch.
Badges and achievements are earned as the students read books.
The student's level will go up the more that the student reads.
All badges and achievements can be found in the avatar.
Different options for assessing the students:
- Check for understanding
- Epic! Allows for teachers to create quizzes to quickly assess student comprehension.
- Epic! Provides a teacher dashboard to view the class reading log or individual student reading logs.
MITECS Competencies & ISTE STANDARDS
MITECS: Michigan adopted the "ISTE Standards for Students" called MITECS (Michigan Integrated Technology Competencies for Students) in 2018.
1a. Students articulate and set personal learning goals, develop strategies leveraging technology to achieve them and reflect on the learning process itself to improve learning outcomes.
1c. Students use technology to seek feedback that informs and improves their practice and to demonstrate their learning in a variety of ways.
1d. Students understand the fundamental concepts of technology operations, demonstrate the ability to choose, use and troubleshoot current technologies and are able to transfer their knowledge to explore emerging technologies.
Devices and Resources
Device: PC, Chromebook, Mac, iPad
Browser: Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Edge, ALL
App, Extension, or Add-on:
Educator Resources for Epic
CONTENT AREA RESOURCES
Use for reading any genre of literature.
There are various book titles on artists.
Science research books are available on various topics.
Use for content areas in social studies.
This task card was created by Julie Hoehing, Lake Shore Public Schools, April 2018. Updated November 2021.