About Somos Education
Somos Education, named Somos Educação in Portuguese, is an innovative, dynamic education group that prepares for a future even they can’t predict. They believe that the primary objective of education is the formation of citizens willing to change the world for the better. Aiming to be the technology providers of students, teachers, and other institutions, they own various products that do just that, one of them being Plurall.
Plurall is an online study and teaching platform for students, teachers, and coordinators. The tool provides exercise lists so that students can practice what they learned in the classroom. In addition, the platform supports teachers as well: it has tutors ready to answer questions that may emerge while carrying out the activities and related to the content of the teaching materials while providing them with performance reports that show the results of each student.
About BOOKR Kids and its ESL application, BOOKR Class
Launched in 2015 by co-founders Dorka Horvath and Dani Karanyi, BOOKR Kids creates a wide array of interactive eBooks aimed at enhancing the literacy, social and cognitive skills of growing children. The ed-tech company is fast becoming globally recognized for its innovative application of animation, narration, text highlighting and games to immerse young students in a world of fun and discovery to help develop literacy skills and instill a love for reading.
BOOKR Kids is also responsible for the BOOKR Class Digital Textbook, a breakthrough educational tool that delivers a comprehensive multimedia approach to English As A Second Language (ESL) instruction.
How will the integration work?
Chosen books and content from BOOKR Class will be incorporated into Plurall’s curriculum accompanied by complete lesson plans. All of this will be available for all users of the platform. Classes will operate in a flipped classroom manner in the bilingual program where students can read BOOKR stories at home, and teachers conduct the lesson based on the lesson plans using the language material presented in the books. A real game-changer in ESL teaching.
Dorka Horváth Ph.D., co-founder, and CEO of BOOKR Kids has high hopes and is truly excited about the future of this collaboration:
“We are honored to be partnering with such an amazing education group creating products that make a real impact in the lives of Brazilian students and teachers.”
In addition to that BOOKR Kids also digitalizes some of the most beautiful storybooks of SOMOS Education.
BOOKR Class’ Head of Customer Success, Anna Boldog added that she believes the success of this alliance is based on shared views when it comes to educational methods:
Synergy is the first word that pops into my head when I think of our partnership with Somos Education. The chemistry between the two teams has been undeniable from the very first meeting that we had. We feel that we share a lot of common values, such as the importance of indirectly teaching, educating children to possess useful, relevant skills through storytelling.
The Academic Team of Somos also highlights the strengths of BOOKR Class and explains how it fits well with the main goals they aim to achieve with EDUALL.
Somos Educação is truly happy with the partnership with BookR. It’s certainly a top-notch platform that contributes directly to the development of global students, which is our main goal with EDUALL. BOOKR brings an innovative approach to extensive reading which are the animated books that are really close to what students are used to having access to in real life. It also brings the opportunity to students to listen to different accents and contents which is really enriching to the learning process.