About Browzly and who can use

About Browzly and its users

Browzly is your school's reading network designed to make reading in your school more social, accessible, and measurable. Browzly does this through 4 proprietary tools - Browzly® Your community, Browzly® Your Library, Browzly® Your Swap Shelf and Browzly® Comprehension Measures.

Your Community, is your school's social network dedicated to reading so you can see your school members' reading updates and the book reviews posted by them, making reading fun with friends. Through the Swapshelf & Library members can access and browse their school's library as well as the personal libraries of their friends at their homes, making a blue ocean of books accessible to all, to borrow or swap within your school. Browzly offers student specific book recommendations based of Lexile® text measures to ensure that reading remains both interesting and challenging for every student. Teachers can view recommended reading levels and the progress of their students based on a combination of student reported comprehension levels as well as scores obtained by students in the quizzes posted by their teachers. Browzly is accessible to members of signed up schools via the Browzly website and also through the Browzly app downloadable on the Apple AppStore.

Demos and limited period free trials are available to interested schools. Please write to support@browzly.com

Browzly is used within schools communities - students, teachers and parents. To be able to use Browzly your school needs to subscribe, sign you up and share your login credentials with you. The school can invite any of their students, their teachers and their parents to use Browzly.

Browzly has been adopted with success by schools across all year groups. It can be used from early primary years onwards- as soon as your students start to read, as this 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/sixth form 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.

Schools subscribing to Browzly, would be able to sign up their parents to use Browzly. Once you send an invite email to your parents, they may download and sign into the Browzly app using the login credentials provided in the invite email. Parents reading activities will not be posted for students and teachers to see on the community, however parents will be able to create their reading profiles, view the school library, partake in school swapshelf and also view and comment upon the community posts generated by the teachers and their own children.

About Browzly base features

The library shows books that may be available in your schools library exclusively for your school members to request. Browzly allows you to browse through your school library from your device, in your own time, so you can select the books you would like to get the next time you visit the library. The tab may or may not show all the books that may be physically available in the library, when you visit. This may be due to partial upload by your school librarian or the database missing a few ISBNs that could not be found upon upload or some books being out of the library due to someone else issuing it. When you issue books from 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.

About Browzly® SwapShelf

The swapshelf is a virtual collection of physical books, owned and posted for swap by same school members. You may wish to swap your books for many reasons such as - you may have already read them or you wish to to create space for new ones, to give away some books that you may have grown out of or just for the want of sharing a good book with a friend.

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.

About benefit of using Browzly in schools

Browzly's promotes love of reading amongst school students by making reading more social, accessible and measurable. Student success and interest across subjects is directly correlated with their ability to concentrate upon, read and comprehend different texts. Reading a wide variety of texts that are easily and affordably available to students may improve their attainment and progress across not only reading but also a range of different subjects whilst improving their emotional intelligence and language proficiency. The four tools of Browzly help schools encourage their students and wider communities to know about and access a wider variety of books, capture their interest and start a social conversation by connecting their school communities around books and reading.

About benefit of using Browzly in schools

Browzly's promotes love of reading amongst school students by making reading more social, accessible and measurable. Student success and interest across subjects is directly correlated with their ability to concentrate upon, read and comprehend different texts. Reading a wide variety of texts that are easily and affordably available to students may improve their attainment and progress across not only reading but also a range of different subjects whilst improving their emotional intelligence and language proficiency. The four tools of Browzly help schools encourage their students and wider communities to know about and access a wider variety of books, capture their interest and start a social conversation by connecting their school communities around books and reading.

  • Browzly's promotes love of reading amongst school students by making reading more social, accessible and measurable. The four tools of Browzly help schools encourage their students and wider communities to know about and access a wider variety of books, capture their interest and start a social conversation by connecting their school communities around books and reading.

    Additionally,

  • Browzly helps to personalize book recommendations based on students' needs, pace and ability levels. Teachers can monitor reading progress and measure comprehension
  • You can better utilize and optimize your school library and save money by reducing investments while enabling access to a wider variety of books to the school members. Browzly analytics offers valuable KPIs showing utilization, relevance and redundancy of your library books based of reading trends in your school.
  • The 4 tools of Browzly help you impart 21st century skills to your learners: collaboration and communication, sharing ideas and resources, digital literacy, constant progress and challenge, sustainability and innovation
  • You can also track, challenge and improve and do target setting for your school's reading levels through Browzly analytics available on a dedicated school portal

Browzly is not a Library management software and likewise it does not replace the one you currently use for your school library. Browzly, only makes your library books visible to your school community on their devices - so they can browse through the library in their own time anywhere. For younger students- it enables them to browse through the library together with their parents, and select the ones they would like to request the next time they visit your library. This provides more time to each student to select the books they would like to read as well as for you to understand the reading trends and utilization of the books in your school.

Browzly provides individual student specific reading recommendation to students via Lexile® Text measures. Over 280,000 book titles, are levelled for text complexity allowing students to view book recommendations and select the most appropriate titles that would be both interesting and challenging at every child's reading level. Teachers may also selectively give quizzes to children on books of their choice, to measure the progress and attainment of comprehension levels for fiction and nonfiction texts separately.

This student reading and progress data is captured and provided by Browzly to all subscribing schools via a dedicated web based portal that enables

  • Constant tracking of reading and comprehension progress and attainment
  • Valuable insights into your student's reading trends, preferences, levels, gaps and progress through Browzly analytics

Compatibility with existing technology and hardware

Integration with external MIS providers 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. In case your school uses iSAMS, Browzly is already an iSAMS partner app.

About Privacy on Browzly

The posts generated by your school members, are only visible to the students and teachers in your school. If your school has also extended the invite to their parent to join Browzly, then the parents of your students will be able to see the posts by teachers and their own child/children. They will not be able to see the posts concerning other students in your school. Members outside your school cannot see your schools' posts.

Your profile will be visible only to those members of your school, who have access to your posts and comments I.e. other students in school, teachers and your own parents. Your profile is never visible to any members outside your school.

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 the users in your family. Please note that to ensure student privacy, student swap shelves are firewalled from those of non-teaching adults i.e. other parents, so that non-teaching adults and students cannot see or request each other's books.

Using Browzly in my school

We would be delighted to connect with you and give you a demo and a free trial to experience the benefit of Browzly first hand. Just write to us on support@browzly.com with your requirements and contact details and we will be in touch with you.

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