HeadteacherChat thinks that BoomReader is a great idea. It's easy for teachers, parents, and children to use. BoomReader saves time for teachers and provides useful data for teachers and leaders to act on.
BoomReader is a digital reading record designed to replace paper reading diaries.
BoomReader provides a digital solution for logging reading for parents, children and school staff. Everybody can log reading in seconds and know that the records build across the entire time a pupil is in a school. Parents can see a variety of reading activities from school and children have a long term record of their reading they can look back on.
- No more lost or damaged paper diaries!
- All reading records are stored centrally for easy access
- Simple data to measure engagement with reading
- Easy-to-use for staff, parents and children
- Affordable. £1 per pupil for a yearly subscription
BoomReader is environmentally friendly, and it's easy to add whole-class and group-reading sessions by teachers to all children’s records.
The app provides useful data for teachers and subject leaders, but it's not overwhelming for busy teachers.
Schools can add their own books/reading schemes to the existing BoomReader database and build their own reading band system.
Parents can easily add comments indicating books completed and words that were tricky, and multiple parents/carers can log in.
Children can log in up to twice a day and they have the option to review a book when completed.
BoomReader supports schools with engaging parents and children with reading challenges, including the national competition known as the GoReadathon. Winners receive book tokens, trophies and other prizes.
"We have been really impressed with the functionality and data available through BoomReader. It is a great tool for helping to monitor children's reading and supporting them to make progress. We have also found the customer service provided by BoomReader to be excellent - they are always on hand to answer any questions." - Sophie, Teacher at Herne Infant School.