Lewisville ISD leads nation in Sora usage, a student e-book and e-audiobook app


Lewisville ISD has achieved the highest e-book and e-audiobook school library and classroom circulation of any district in the U.S. in 2019 that is using a new student reading app called Sora.

LISD students have checked out 119,850 ebooks and e-audiobooks through the Sora app since Jan. 1, 2019

Sora, which can be used on phones, tablets and computers, combines convenience, ease of reading on the go and personalization of the reading experience.

LISD incorporates both teacher-assigned and student-selected digital books, a move aimed at inspiring students to learn anytime, anywhere.

“We were thrilled when we learned Lewisville ISD had the highest circulation in the nation,” said Robin Stout, LISD Media Services and Emerging Technologies administrator, in a news release. “Our students, teachers and librarians have been very pleased with the ease of use and student-friendly features in the Sora app. Some of the younger students race each other to earn badges within the app, and I have had numerous requests for more read-along titles.”

“The district also benefits from a cost-savings standpoint when all students are able to share access to digital titles within Sora,” Stout said.

Reaching the highest digital book usage for U.S. schools for the first three months of 2019 is a testament to efforts by the district’s Library Media Services and Library Media Specialist teams as supported by administrators and teachers, the news release stated.

LISD is comprised of 77 schools and additional learning centers with 52,000 students. The district has used the OverDrive Education platform for five years and Sora, LISD’s new student reading app, since its launch last year.

OverDrive Education works with more than 2,000 school districts in the U.S.

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  1. This is sad and one sided. We are losing our kids to technology and for some reason this is something LISD is proud of?!?

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Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.
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