In-class reading and assigned reading for homework.
Our school is a 1:1 school where every student has his/her own laptop, and we have really tried hard to digitize most assignments, including reading assignments. The kids had trouble reading the text, answering the questions (which were usually at the end of the passage), and then figuring out how to turn the assignment in via Edmodo, Schoology, or OneNote. Actively Learn is fantastic because the kids can read the text, answer questions, look up unknown words, annotate, collaborate with each other, and the best part, is that once they answer a question, they do not have to worry about uploading it because it automatically goes to me for grading!
We tried using Edmodo and a few other web programs.
Actively Learn has revolutionized our classrooms. The kids have developed stronger reading comprehension skills, and just like the title says, it has helped them be "active" learners.
I mainly use Actively Learn for reading assignments, but next year, we are going to try to use the research options as well. The kids read fiction (short stories, poetry, even novels and plays) as well as nonfiction. I use the content that is already loaded into Actively Learn as well as texts that I find on my own that I can upload via google docs or PDF files. I use the questions that are already provided as well as my own.
Take your time perusing the site and see all that it has to offer! Don't be afraid to contact the support department as they are excellent resources and will do anything to help! Take advantage of the webinars as well, and complete the reading module that is provided so that you can see just how you should be teaching reading in your classroom.