Granite students and staff have checked out nearly 65,000 ebooks and audiobooks since the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year! This is according to the statistics shown on the Granite School District Sora Usage Site kept by Alyssa Carraway, Administrative Secretary in the Educational Technology Department. This infographic highlights some of the statistics collected as of the end of December 2019.
Sora Monthly Circulation Updates
Each month these stats are compiled and shared with library media staff and school technology specialists to show them how much their schools are using Sora, with special notice given to the highest circulating schools and the “most improved” schools of the month. Here are the usage results for December 2019:
Some might remember that in the 2017-2018 school year we actually delivered travelling trophies to the top schools each month. We no longer hold a formal competition between schools, but the circulation of each elementary and secondary school is still tracked and shown on this site for anyone who is interested in finding out how much their school community is using Sora.
Sora is a reading and listening app from OverDrive and Granite School District. With Sora, students and staff can access a diverse collection of thousands of ebooks and audiobooks with titles for all grade and reading levels Kindergarten through High School. Students can read or listen to these books using a Chromebook, desktop computer, or personal mobile device.
To get started with Sora, visit https://soraapp.com/library/graniteut and sign-in with with your school username (9-number for students) and password. For more information about Sora, visit sora.edtech.fun or ask your school’s Library Media Educational Technology Specialist, School Technology Specialist, or Media Clerk for help.
Bonus: Posters of New YA Releases in Sora, January 2020
These posters feature some of the latest young adult ebooks and audiobooks that have been added to our district’s digital library collection, which you can access via the Sora App. They were created by Cindy Moyle, Secondary Library Supervisor in the Educational Technology Department.
Click here to download a high-quality PDF file that can be printed for display in your library or classroom, or right-click on the image and choose “Save image as…” to save the images above for posting on a school or classroom website.
Infographics and statistics provided by Alyssa Carraway, Administrative Secretary in the Educational Technology Department. Posters designed by Cindy Moyle, Secondary Library Media Supervisor, Educational Technology Department.