Updated Jan 16, 2018

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Paul Frank

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Stage 4: Transition to Scale

Version 4 is in Alpha and adds some significant new features:

  • Multiple image libraries
  • Publish to Bloom Reader (Android app)
  • Create your own templates
Bloom Reader is in Alpha (but available on Google Play--search for "Bloom Reader"

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Focus Areas:

Agriculture, Education, Basic Education and 21 MoreSEE ALL

Agriculture, Education, Basic Education, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Secondary Education, Curriculum, Soft or Life Skills, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Literacy, Methods & Learning, Inclusive Education, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and Training, Extracurricular or Out-of School Activities, Environment, Health, Humanitarian Assistance, Youth, Diaspora, Communications and Media, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Technology and InclusionSEE LESS

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Innovation Description

Bloom enables people to write and print books in their own language or those adapted from other languages. Bloom was designed with new computer users in mind and has features to guide them in simple book making, so people need far less training than alternatives such as Word, Publisher, or InDesign. Bloom enables communities to create the volume of early grade reading materials needed to help children become successful and excited readers.
How does your innovation work?
  • Bloom uses HTML5 for its files, so no propriety format to deal with.

Competitive Advantage

  • Speakers of minority languages can create their own literature even if they have minimal computer skills.
  • Books others have written are available for free download and adaptation.
  • You can share the books you write on the same platform.
  • Those who serve minority language communities can use this free program to create project- or language-specific templates and tools for authors to use.
  • Creates the potential for children speaking any language to have available the books they need to learn to read and read to learn.


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