reading rainbow

  • Reading Rainbow Has More Backers Than Any Kickstarter Campaign Ever

    Reading Rainbow Has More Backers Than Any Kickstarter Campaign Ever

    Ever since Reading Rainbow went off the air in 2006, LeVar Burton has been working to bring it back. In 2012, he launched a tablet app program, and just recently, he launched a Kickstarter campaign asking for $1 million to develop Reading Rainbow programming across all platforms, which will be provided to classrooms for free. Flash forward to today, and the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter… Read More

  • The Moment Reading Rainbow’s Kickstarter Campaign Crossed $1 Million

    The Moment Reading Rainbow’s Kickstarter Campaign Crossed $1 Million

    Butterfly in the sky
    I can go twice as high
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  • LeVar Burton Takes To The Internet To Bring Reading Rainbow To All Kids

    LeVar Burton Takes To The Internet To Bring Reading Rainbow To All Kids

    If a butterfly is in the sky and you feel you could, feasibly, fly twice as high, why not turn to Kickstarter to bring about the second coming of the Reading Rainbow? If you’re LeVar Burton, that’s just what you do. The classic educational program beloved by 80s kids is already on the iTunes store along with a number of Reading Rainbow-branded books and apps for kids. What Burton… Read More

  • Reading Rainbow Returns As A Startup And An iPad App

    Reading Rainbow Returns As A Startup And An iPad App

    Back in 2009, NPR ran a story titled “‘Reading Rainbow’ Reaches Its Final Chapter.” At the time, that probably seemed like a reasonable headline — after all, after 26 years, the beloved TV show was going off the air, the victim of changing government funding priorities. But it looks like there’s actually a lot more to the Reading Rainbow story, and its… Read More

  • Where's My Jetpack?

    We know that most of you don’t read anything but CrunchGear, but there is a book currently making the rounds that is of considerable interest to gear heads. Where’s My Jetpack? looks at many of the amazing bits of invention that have been promised to us over the years but never arrived. Author Daniel Wilson is a Ph.D. roboticist, so he probably knows what he’s talking about… Read More