In this mobile age, technology has become increasingly valuable in supporting new generations of lifelong learners and readers. Now, Victoria ISD and the Victoria Public Library have formed an innovative new partnership to increase access to more ebooks and e-audiobooks for students. This unique collaboration strives to promote literacy and digital learning by combining the schools’ and the library’s digital reading resources in one app. As a result, students can learn anytime, anywhere because of the convenience, ease of reading on-the-go and the inherent popularity of technology.
The school-library partnership provides safe access to thousands of age-appropriate titles for students’ use inside the classroom, at home and anywhere 24/7. Through Sora, the new student reading app for Victoria ISD, students can now borrow the school’s collection of classroom and pleasure reading, and also access the Victoria Public Library's juvenile and young adult digital collection. In addition, Sora supports teachers by offering education-specific tools like achievements, exportable notes, and reading progress that encourage individualized learning.
The Sora app was named one of TIME’s Best Inventions 2019 and is available for Victoria ISD students to download through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, and on Chromebooks that support the Google Play Store. It is also available for use in web browsers at https://soraapp.com on any computer.
To learn more, visit https://meet.soraapp.com/