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Kahoot!, the wildly popular game/testing tool (you can read here about how Carol Salva uses it with English Language Learners), has just purchased a Scandinavian web tool that “gamifies” learning to read and is planning to launch an English version in June.

It’s called Poio .

Based on the announcement, it’s not quite clear to me if it will be free or payment will be required.  I assume that some features will be free and more “premium” benefits available with a purchase.

Here’s a short video they published showing how it will work:


Assuming a fair number of its features are available for free, I suspect I’ll be adding it to The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers.