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SORA Digital Library App

Dear ISP Community,


We are excited to share with new families and remind the rest of our community about our recently acquired digital library and reading App Sora, available to the ISP community. We are one of the pioneer international schools in Latin America to partner with the creator, OverDrive


OverDrive is the leading digital reading platform for libraries and schools worldwide, delivering the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks and other digital media to a growing network of more than 45,000 libraries and schools in 78 countries.


The Sora App can be downloaded and used on any device: desktop, laptop, tablet, Chromebook and phones, available in Android and Apple Stores. ISP’s digital library offers 700+ ebooks and audiobooks, available 24/7, only one tap away. 


What is so great about Sora App?

  1. It is easy and fun to use. Once the App is downloaded you can browse the library and read with only one tap.

  2. The community has 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks. Our digital library is always open, even when school is closed!

  3. You can sync your books across devices:  phone, tablets, Chromebooks, desktops and laptops. Apple or Android Devices as well.

  4. As a result of the easy access that our students have to the titles they want to read --our collection is specially curated-- it creates a great reading experience that helps foster a love for reading.

  5. It provides our students with key features for learning: they can highlight passages and make notes that are permanently saved (even when they return the books), earn badges for their reading achievements, read-along animated books, teachers can assign titles to students that they can start reading with only one tap, and more. Reading in Sora App is an excellent reading experience for EAL readers. Key features like a dictionary (defining words with a tap) and tracking recently defined words for vocabulary growth, helps them to enjoy the reading experience and practice their language and reading skills.

  6. Teachers can use Sora in the classroom for their reading units providing the class with a whole set of tools that takes their reading experience, learning and discussions to the next level.

 

WELCOME TO SORA


How to Sign in to Sora App?

To access our wonderful digital library, you will need to log in to your Google isp.edu.pa account (if you have not received your log-in info please contact your teacher, tech coach, or techhelp@isp.edu.pa). Please follow these steps:


Option 1: Web browser


  1. Log in to Google at www.google.com

  1. Click on the Google Apps button (highlighted in yellow)


  1. Scroll down and click on the Sora, by Overdrive app icon.

  1. Click Select your School

  1. Click International School of Panama (grades 3-12) or International School of Panama Younger Students (PK-2)

  1. Click on Sign in (green button)


Here a step by step video on how to login.


Option 2: Mobile App (tablet or phone)

  1. Go to https://soraapp.com/welcome or download the App on your device:

 

  1. Click Find my school (only the first time)

  1. Type the name of the school: International School Of Panama


  1. Click This is my school

 

  1. Click International School of Panama (3-12) or International School of Panama Younger Students (PK-2)

  1. Enter your isp.edu.pa account

  2. Click Sign in using International School of Panama

 

CREATIVE WAYS OF USING SORA APP AT HOME: Ideas for the whole family!

 

 

Thank you and we hope you enjoy this new world of reading!


Rena Barlow

MS/HS Librarian


Luis Carlos Moreno

MS Tech Coach