Consortia features evolve as Greater Phoenix Digital Library marks 10th anniversary

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By: Brian Byrne, OverDrive Marketing & Communications Specialist As libraries continue to evolve, OverDrive is helping both stand alone and consortia best meet the needs of their member libraries and readers with improved features and tools. Participating in a shared collection has always been a highly effective way for libraries to provide eBooks, audiobooks and… Read more »

The 5 most visited articles from OverDrive Help

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By: Sydney Kalnay, OverDrive Training Specialist One way we approach training at OverDrive is to let our products speak for themselves. The intuitive interface and workflow of the OverDrive web and mobile experience allow you to browse, borrow, and enjoy titles without much intervention from us, your trainers, and allow us to act more like… Read more »

Save up to 50% on thousands of eBooks and audiobooks during the Holiday Spectacular

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  From now through the end of December, the OverDrive Holiday Spectacular will enable you to get the most out of your year-end budget. Thousands of eBooks and audiobooks including bestsellers, new releases, popular Chinese language selections and much more are 25-50% off through the holiday season. Each year, December and January bring in new… Read more »

Beyond November 8: How to promote democracy and empathy in the classroom

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Many frustrated teachers abandoned their election curriculum during 2016’s contentious election cycle. This is such an important time to promote civil discourse and real, engaged learning. In fact, maintaining the conversation, difficult as it is, appears to be making its way into the mission statement of public education. Public education should promote democracy In a recent… Read more »

Content to help you keep representation in your classroom

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As we’ve discussed previously, it’s essential to have proper representation in the content you make available to your students. There has been a big movement in the young adult community called #WeNeedDiverseBooks dedicated to pushing books with characters and plots that feature diverse backgrounds. By providing your young readers titles with protagonists with differing ethnic,… Read more »

11 classic book quotes that prove the importance of reading banned books

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Social Media Specialist Being a library company we fervently believe in the importance of Banned Books Week. Regardless of whether you agree with the information presented in a particular book it’s essential that the information be made available for readers to discover and discuss. Books being challenged is nothing new so we… Read more »

Integrating OverDrive with other Classroom Apps

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. Integrating technology into the classroom is a shared goal among educators. What once was a lofty task—considering the nuances of early technology—is much simpler. Now, educators are tasked with weighing what feels like thousands of options and determining the best fit for their school community. But how do you evaluate… Read more »

Top subjects teachers want to take digital

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ASCD and OverDrive conducted a survey of over 2,000 K-12 administrators about technology in their classrooms and schools. Seventy-four percent of educators felt their teachers most desired English/language arts content in digital format, followed by science, math, and social studies. Schools already using digital content in their curriculum were more interested in science, social studies, and foreign languages. Devices are an influential factor: if a 1:1 program… Read more »