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Sora is a K-12 app designed for the modern reading experience. Launched in the fall of 2018, Sora empowers students and educators with access to the most extensive and diverse catalog of ebooks and audiobooks available to schools. Whether students are reading for class or fun, Sora makes it easy: Powerful learning tools paired with essential titles means students gain 24/7 access to the titles they want and the personalized support they need.
Kids read when they’re engaged with the material. Sora provides access to the latest popular reading, classic titles and instructive non-fiction. Automatic syncing of loans, holds, notes, highlights and achievements across devices provides a unified experience. In one of the most popular integrations, Sora also allows students to borrow titles from OverDrive public library digital collections. Intuitive and well-organized features foster a healthy digital reading practice.
Sora is segmented by three main tabs that organize the student’s reading journey. Home is where assignments, defined words, exportable notes & highlights are collected. In Explore, students can search for content and discover personalized book recommendations. Shelf is where current checkouts from both the school and public library collections are stored for easy, integrated access.
Educators appreciate the inclusive personalization formats like audiobooks and tools such as dyslexic font available through Sora to engage all readers, no matter their reading level, preference or pace. Students personalized learning tools like a high-contrast setting, enlarged text and Read-Alongs. Exportable notes and highlights allow for collaborative learning and completing assignments and each student can see their activity by minutes, hours and days spent reading.
Here’s what students and teachers saying:
“A much more user-friendly version for students. It will especially help motivate my middle school students.”
“I love the audiobook player and how easy it is to advance or go back.”
“The app seems so friendly for our elementary students. It feels easy to use and beautiful too!”
“I love how easy it is to simply download an ebook with this app! It has all the books I want to read.”
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