Browzly is a proven* reading for pleasure program- an adaptive and personalized technology proven to improve reading engagement amongst students aged 6 to 13. Browzly helps make reading enjoyable, rewarding, measurable and inclusive for bookworms, reluctant and developing readers alike. Through Browzly, schools can improve parent partnerships. For teachers, Browzly makes it easy to support and track reading and provides one stop automated assessment triangulation to make teaching personalized, easy and enjoyable *A 13 month long study in a pilot school, showed 3 times increase in reading engagement- a metric which data from PISA proves has a higher correlation to reading literacy achievement than factors such as time spent on homework, relationships with teachers, sense of belonging or even pressure to achieve.

Browzly works for individual families as well as it does for whole schools. Both parents and teachers can download the Browzly mobile app, available on both Android and Apple devices, to see how it works and register their students. Once registered, members can login through either the website or through the mobile apps.

Once signed up and verified, members can connect with other members of their school in a reading community that allows them to share the books they read, discuss them, share video and text reviews. Every student will discover personalized reading recommendations based on their age, interest and ability to handle text complexity. Schools can select book lists from their libraries to upload on Browzly, so their members can see when books recommended for them, are available to get from the library. Members can also share their personal libraries and swap their own books with each other. Teachers & parents are an integral part of the Browzly community. They can view books recommended for their student(s), record their students’ reading activity, support it with their comments as well as create their own personal reading records to enjoy reading with their peers in the school community. Teachers can support students with their annotations and class activities, and access data insights about progress and achievement. For teachers, Browzly provides an easy and automated assessment triangulation tool.

Discovering the right books with appropriate challenge level is often the best way to get the most reluctant child to read and seeing what their friends are reading is a big encouragement to try a book themselves.

Browzly has been adopted with success by students across various year groups. It can be used from early primary years onwards- as soon as your students start to read, as it introduces reading to young early readers as an interesting activity to share with friends whilst helping them select the most appropriate and interesting reading recommendations at their individual levels. Browzly can also be used by middle years and high school students to access a wider variety of books to read with friends and continue the habit of reading in later life. It also helps older children, who did not manage to achieve the maximum level of reading for their grade level in their early years, to catch up and improve on their reading ability, even when reading is no longer focused upon in class as a skill to acquire and a minimum proficiency comes to be expected of all students irrespective of their actual reading levels.

Normally not however teachers can share ebook pdfs that they have copyrights for or those that are copyright free by adding a post through the app, web logins or the school portal. Browzly will also provide such books & resources from time to time. Browzly also allows you to see and request books available in the school and home libraries when added on Browzly.

Browzly can be used in a number of different ways to make reading enjoyable in class-

1. Reviews: Ask students to use the ‘Review’ feature of Browzly after guided, independent and home reading sessions. Individual or groups of students can also be encouraged to record each other talking about the book they read to summarise their learnings or demonstrate specific skills taught and acquired in the classroom or during their independent reading. Younger kids and children with learning difficulties find video reviews extremely helpful whilst teachers find it easy as they can view the posts made by students in their own time later either via the app or through the school portal to decide feedback/ further lesson planning. This feature is extremely engaging for the students as the reading and reviews are done with friends and are visible to all to connect and talk about. Data over 13 months of use of Browzly in Dubai British School demonstrated 3x increase in reading engagement, 2.5x increase in number of books read and the number of reviews posted more than doubled

2. Create Posts: Verified teachers can login on the Browzly app, website or web-based school portal and create posts for their class. These teacher posts can have multimedia resources with pdf, videos or images and a call to action of what you wish your students to do. You can use this feature to post a class activity, a question, a learning resource or even a competition. You can use it as you like and select who you wish to target by class and user type- parents or teachers. The post once sent, notifies the users and can be seen by them on their devices. Please see the blog on Browzly website https://www.browzly.com for more on this.

3. Once you register you will be able to access the Help section on your school portal to find interesting class activities using Browzly that help students to read more, read together and build valuable skills such as- reading fluency, comprehension, enterprise, negotiation, communication, presentation etc. You need to be a verified user to access the school portal.

4. Explore the recommended tab to discover books to read in your class, you may find these in the school library or access through member swapshops. To make reading interesting as well as appropriately challenging, book recommendations on Browzly are personalized to every student according to their age, interest and reported complexity of texts read by them. Teachers see books that are recommended for their students according to the year group they register with.

5. Ask students to record their daily at home reading on Browzly so you can monitor it easily in your own time. The student profiles will automatically get created on the app as well as on the school portal for you to track their progression.

6. Don’t forget to make encouraging comments, likes and book recommendations for children to get inspired.

7. Invite parents to login and view their children read, speak, write and present, evidence and observation would be so much easier.

8. Every year, during summer holidays (July and August) Browzly runs a Summer Reading Challenge, talk to your children about the challenge and encourage them to read and stay connected during the long summer break. Detailed mechanics and terms are published on the Browzly website https://www.browzly.com closer to date.

Reading at home with a parent is extremely valuable specially for early and developing readers. Here are a few ways to make this time more rewarding-

1. Ask or help your child to add the books they read on Browzly, this will help make their reading visible to them, be proud of and also see the profiles of their friends reading. Addition of books read by your student helps Browzly build book recommendations that are personalised to your child’s reading interest and ability to handle text complexity and potentially match their reading level.

2. Allow children to make independent selection of the books they wish to read. Explore the recommended tab to discover books tailored to your child’s level and interest, having the right level of challenge is critical to make reading enjoyable. Children may lose interest in reading if it is too difficult, at the same time students will not progress if reading continues to be at a level that does not challenge them. Books chosen by children should be a good mix of easy to medium complexity to ensure enjoyment and progress.

3. Share and add books for swap to get children excited about reading with their friends and have a continuous access to books that are interesting for them to read and at the same time build values of sharing, reusing, negotiation and collaboration.

4. Read aloud to the children or let the students read independently, then discuss the book with them or ask them what was the book about- record this conversation as a video review or if the child is comfortable writing, encourage them to write a review. Your discussion could be about- what did you like about this book?, can you summarise the key points of the plot, your favourite character, what do you take away from it, who would you recommend it to or higher order comprehension topics like what did you think of a character’s action, why does he do this, how does it compare to another character, setting, writing styles and devices, key vocabulary, etc. For younger children talking about books and reading aloud will build their vocabulary and help them improve on their reading and comprehension

5. Books in the recommended tab, may also be found in the school library (when your school has added their library to Browzly, you will see this on your Browzly account) or you may access books through swapshops of your school members. Help your child add these to their wishlist.

6. Don’t forget to make encouraging comments and likes when children mark books as read or add their reviews.

7. Every year, during summer holidays (July and August) Browzly runs a Summer Reading Challenge, talk to your children about the challenge and encourage them to read and stay connected with their school friends during the long summer break. Detailed mechanics and terms are published on the Browzly website https://www.browzly.com closer to date. All children signed up on Browzly will be able to participate in one reading challenge as part of their 12 month subscription to win amazing titles such as- Reader of the highest number of books, writer of the best text review and creator of the best video review.

Browzly is free for teachers. If you are a teacher, you can sign up, explore and verify yourself to access all the features except Library Upload and Student sign ups. To see the pricing for student upload and library, please download the Browzly Apple or Android app and sign up. This is free. Parents can also independently download the Browzly app and sign up at a cost of GBP 4 per student for 12 months access which includes enrollment in the next or ongoing Summer Reading Challenge. Schools and teachers also have the option to invite their parents through the Browzly app and subscribe their students directly. Please download the app to see this.

We value the privacy of all of our users and we know you care about your privacy and the privacy of your children, so we created a Privacy Policy that explains the information we collect from users and how and when we disclose or use it. Please review the privacy policy and share with all your students in your class and their parents. Please note that for by signing up on Browzly, you or your school uploads yours, your students’ and their parents’ personally identifiable data that enables all of you to login and get appropriate book recommendations from Browzly. If you do not wish to share any information about yourself or if your students or their parents wish to remove some information, please do not sign up on Browzly. Accounts already created can also be deleted through the settings tab on the app.

Browzly is not a Library management software and likewise it does not replace the one you currently use for your school library. Browzly, only filters your library list for each student to see those books that are most appropriate for them. The objective is to enable discovery and selection of most interesting books with the right level of challenge personalized for every student. This does not require any manual effort such as sorting and labelling books in your library as is required by some of the other reading programs. It also helps child enjoy independent selection without the need to restrict them irrespective of their reading level. Browzly shows to the members recommended books that are available in your library for them to take out next, straight from their devices. We welcome all libraries to upload their lists on Browzly and invite their members to subscribe themselves. If you are a library teacher, please contact support@browzly.com or download the free app and sign up from there. Uploading libraries has a one time cost of only GBP 80 per 1000 ISBNs added.

The swapshop consists of physical books that are owned by members of your school and are available in their home libraries. By adding them to the swap shop members are showing their intent to give/swap or sell these books to fellow school members. Browzly helps you to easily add and request these books to exchange at school. You may wish to swap or sell your books for many reasons such as - you may have already read them or you wish to make space for some new ones. Books given away on the swap shop may or may not be returned, just remember to set your terms with the person you give them to. You may do it via the comments on the community. Please note Browzly is not responsible for loss of your or any members’ books for any reason.

Yes, books in any language may be listed as long as your book has an active ISBN. To list the book on the swap shelf, you can simply scan the ISBN code of your book, from the listing screen on the app and list the book in just 2 clicks.

a. On the swap shop, you can list any books that can physically change hands such as paper backs, hardcovers or audiobooks, as long as they have a valid ISBN number on them. eBooks cannot be listed as they cannot be passed on.

b. You should list books in good, usable, and readable condition only

c. You must only list those books that are yours and you are willing to give them.

d. You must only list books that are legal and do not infringe on any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, and patents.

e. You must not list any contents that may cause harassment of any nature to anyone or that are not allowed in the country of your residence.

Integration with external MIS providers such as ISAMs is possible if your provider has an API that allows integration with third party app. In case, you require this, we will assess and cost this on a case by case basis.

Please write to us on support@browzly.com to sign up or get your teachers to download the free Browzly Apple or Android app, sign up, get verified and explore. You will then be able to request a sign up of your students through the app. Teachers may also invite the parents to sign up their students and subscribe if you prefer this. After payment of requested year groups for student signups, school admins and teachers will be provided access and support to upload your students lists and access the student reading analytics.

The ‘Get from library’ tab shows those books that are recommended for you and are also available in your school’s library. You may add these books to your wishlist or press request Library button, as an information to your library teacher that you would like to get that book, on one of your next visits. The tab may or may not show all the books that may be physically available in the library, as Browzly does not provide the live library catalogue. When you request or get books out of your library, you must continue to follow the same rules that you have been following with all the library books up until now- for example- return the books on or before their due date.

The swapshop consists of physical books that are owned by members of your school and are available in their home libraries. By adding them to the swap shop members are showing their intent to give/swap or sell these books to fellow school members. Browzly helps you to easily add and request these books to exchange at school. You may wish to swap or sell your books for many reasons such as - you may have already read them or you wish to make space for some new ones. Books given away on the swap shop may or may not be returned, just remember to set your terms with the person you give them to. You may do it via the comments on the community. Please note Browzly is not responsible for loss of your or any members’ books for any reason.

a. On the swap shop, you can list any books that can physically change hands such as paper backs, hardcovers or audiobooks, as long as they have a valid ISBN number on them. eBooks cannot be listed as they cannot be passed on.

b. You should list books in good, usable, and readable condition only

c. You must only list those books that are yours and you are willing to give them.

d. You must only list books that are legal and do not infringe any intellectual property rights, including but not limited to copyrights, trademarks, and patents.

e. You must not list any contents that may cause harassment of any nature to anyone or that are not allowed in the country of your residence.

To add a book to the swap shop, simple click on Add + button at the bottom of your home screen and then scan the ISBN code of your book or search for it by title/author/keyword. And yes, you can list any book in any language, that has an ISBN

Yes, you can deactivate your book listings via the Settings tab on the main menu bar. It is recommended that you make your book listings unavailable to other members, if you are not going to be available to respond to book requests for example- when out of town.

You can chat through comments when you ask for a book added to swapshop and agree on how, when and where you will get or give the book. Be sure to agree on if the book needs to be returned, if you need to pay for it by giving money or another book in return. Agree on your terms and then either meet to collect your book or ask them to drop it off in your name at school.

Browzly is a friendly & supportive community with a shared love of books and reading. The following behaviors will ensure a thriving community and a great experience for everyone-

1. Always be respectful and use proper language.

2. Add the books you have read to swap and post a text or a video review, to help your friends select books to read.

3. Reply if you are asked about a book you wish to swap, be clear on your terms and then follow through on your agreement such remember to return if needed or take them on the agreed day.

4. If you note any strange members in your school community, any disrespectful comments or inappropriate books, do report them through the app, website or by writing to support@browzly.com. At Browzly we take all necessary measures to ensure that communities remain safe and verified and no outside school members get access however we cannot guarantee that we will be successful at this at all times.

International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a unique numeric commercial book identifier that is assigned to each edition and variation of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback? and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007.

The ISBN can be found on the back or inside front cover of your book.

If you did not get an answer to your question, send us your question to us on support@browzly.com along with your username and email address registered on Browzly