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How K-12 uses devices in the classroom

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Eighty percent of schools and districts use eBooks, audiobooks and digital textbooks in their classrooms. That’s a lot of devices to manage, and the technology is constantly changing. We wondered how students were using devices in the classroom to access that digital content. Was 1:1 most common, or BYOD? What devices are most popular? Which are… Read more »

8 ideas to create a Literacy Week at your school

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By: Elmarie Pierce, Reddam House School, South Africa. No matter where you live, one way to promote reading happiness is by organizing a Literacy Week at your library or school. Elmarie Pierce, one of OverDrive’s international school partners, shares how Reddam House School in Constantia, South Africa celebrates their Literacy Week. Library Week. Book Week…. Read more »

20 things to do in a blanket fort

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Cooler temperatures and holiday time off makes the last month of 2016 the perfect time to revisit a favorite childhood project: the blanket fort. Whether you use your dining room table, sofa cushions, high back chairs, or something more elaborate, try these 20 suggestions once settled in your fuzzy igloo. 1. Eat one last slice of pie  … Read more »

20 ways to show gratitude this holiday season

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By: Nikka Hronis, Account Specialist. Anyone who has ever received a sincere ‘thank you’ knows how meaningful and memorable a genuine expression of gratitude can be. With the pace and distractions of daily life, it is easy to get caught up in a whirlwind mentality revolving around to-do lists, responsibilities, and stress, and we forget… Read more »

OverDrive Education K-12 Fall Tour Recap

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By: Melissa Higey, Manager, School Partner Services. After traveling to 9 states (including 1 in Canada), the OverDrive Education team has completed the OverDrive Education K-12 Fall Tour! We enjoyed meeting many of you, our school partners, in person. We had over 250 teachers, librarians, curriculum coordinators, technology specialists, and others take part. They left with… Read more »

Three digital resources for English Language Learners

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Last month, we highlighted how OverDrive is for every type of learner. Many of the resources we covered offer enormous benefits for English Language Learners (ELL). Three digital resources for English Language Learners will help the 4 million students in ELL programs across the United States. Here’s a quick review of of three digital resources for… Read more »