Sora in the Classroom
The Sora student reading app was designed around the modern student reading experience. It empowers students to discover and enjoy ebooks and audiobooks from their school, for both leisure and class-assigned reading.
Inspired by educator and student feedback, Sora was created to excite kids about reading and remove distractions to promote a focus on learning.
Sora is easily accessable for students and staff using their APS Google email address in Clever, and on any wifi connected device so users can have the same reading experience at home as at school.
Students can take notes, highlight passages, define words, and export their notes to their Google Drive, a PDF, or to their clipboard for pasting.
Ebooks and audiobooks can be assigned to students to support learning objectives - from single ebook student assignments, to whole grade or school assignments.
Students can customize their Sora reading with dyslexic and other fonts, larger text, and different background shades for easy on the eyes reading.
Students earn fun achievments in the app for completeing common tasks such as checking out an ebook, reading from a specific genre, returning a title before its due date, and more.
Users can link to their public library account to have access to even more titles through Sora
Learning Resources can support teaching and leaning with Sora in a variety of ways:
Visit classrooms virtually or in person to train students on using Sora and its features
Research and suggest available titles to support your lesson objectives
Check availability of titles for student assignments
Assign titles to students
Provide helpsheets and video training for using Sora
Provide support and troubleshooting if students have questions or issues using Sora (through the classroom teacher)
Provide reports on student reading time (for assigned titles only)
Curate custom collections for your students
Would you like to be able to research title availability, curate collections, and assign titles yourself? Become an OverDrive Marketplace Educator User.
Would your site like to be able to purchase ebooks and audiobooks just for your school? Set up an Advantage account.
Contact Learning Resources (click the button above) for more information about Educator Users and Advantage accounts.