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 »

25,000 Digital Titles on Sale for Back-to-School

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By: Annie Suhy, Collection Development Analyst. Second only to the confetti-and-champagne filled celebrations of the New Year, the first day of school is a day ripe with good intentions and fresh perspectives. As educators, you set resolutions for the new school year: inspire students to read more, organize the classroom, integrate technology, keep parents informed, find… Read more »

Save 25-50% off thousands of titles during the June Extravaganza Sale

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Throughout the month of June library partners around the world can save up to 50% on over 25,000 titles available in OverDrive Marketplace. This means now is the perfect time to stock your digital library full of great titles whether they’re eBooks, audiobooks or streaming video titles! On the June Sales Extravaganza home page you’ll… Read more »