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Books that creeped us out as kids

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By: Tiffany Wincek, Account Specialist. Team OverDrive barely made it through September before we started plotting Halloween costumes, planning scary movie marathons, and placing holds on our favorite spooky tales. We love autumn and everything that comes with it. When the leaves start scuttling down the streets, it’s time to dig into suspenseful thrillers and ghastly tales. Halloween… Read more »

OverDrive is for everyone, all types of learners

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OverDrive is proud to offer digital reading platforms for schools, libraries, colleges, and corporations. In every segment we serve, we offer a reading solution for every kind of reader. Whether you’re a teacher, parent or student, OverDrive is for you. Digital content demands accessibility. OverDrive is easy to use, a central platform tailored to your… Read more »

The best devices for the classroom

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Eighty percent of districts & schools use digital content, and educators across subject areas want to introduce eBooks into their curriculum. But there are so many questions to address. What devices are best for classroom use? (Hint: think Apple and Google) Should digital content or devices come first? Some schools find that a slow and… 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 »