Press Release | Glose for Education Announces Google Classroom™ Integration
Glose for Education Announces Google Classroom™ Integration
With one click, educators can now harness the power of Glose for Education’s literacy platform to Google Classroom instructional plans
April 22, 2020 (New York, NY.) — Glose for Education, the innovative social and collaborative reading platform that empowers students and teachers to discover, read, and share books, announced its Google Classroom™ Integration to build a deeper connection between reading content, assignments, and digital classrooms. Schools using Google credentials can now create Glose for Education accounts in just minutes, enabling teachers to quickly share ebooks, create assignments, and upload articles for students.
Glose for Education is a collaborative and personalized digital reading platform for use in classrooms, schools, libraries, and at home. Drawing on the familiarity and benefits of safe social networking, the platform enables students to read on their own and with their peers. They can read, discover, annotate, and share text with other students. For instance, students can provide responses to reading passages with emojis, highlight their favorite parts, and pose questions to their peers and teachers.
Along with offering next-level interactivity, Glose for Education includes a collection of more than 4,000 classic ebooks for free upon sign-up. The platform also delivers a global bookstore with more than 1 million titles from today’s leading publishers, including Simon & Schuster, Harper Collins, and many more.
Nicolas Princen, founder and CEO of Glose, lauded the partnership, saying, “Now, more than ever, edtech providers have to join together in support of schools as they manage teaching and learning in a new way. The integration with Google Classroom is an important step in facilitating access for teachers and students around the world.” Princen continued, “Even before schools started closing in response to COVID-19, we knew that teaming up with Google would be an important milestone in our journey to delivering a high quality literacy reading experience for all. It’s an exciting time to be in education and we’re humbled by the response from teachers and students.”
Teachers are using Glose for Education to quickly set up virtual book clubs, leveled reading groups, and whole-class interaction. With access to meaningful, real-time data, teachers and school leaders see precisely how students are engaging with the text and with each other, helping them create connected reading experiences that were exceedingly difficult to achieve until now.
Glose for Education is available on iOS, Android, and the web, while also allowing for offline usage in order to ensure equitable access for all. Educators, schools and districts interested in a next-generation distance learning and reading solution can visit glose.education/covid to learn more and request their free account.
Founded in 2014, with offices in Paris, France, and New York City, USA, Glose creates the reading experience of tomorrow for the readers of today. The company’s mission is to harness the inspiration that reading sparks by allowing everyone to keep, share, and discuss those moments. Glose provides a personalized reading platform that features a digital library, a social network of readers, and a user-friendly, customizable reading interface. The platform is available for iOS and Android, and on the web. Learn more at Glose.education.