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 »

Celebrate Read an eBook Day and win content credit from OverDrive

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By: Adam Sockel, OverDrive Social Media Specialist You may have heard that we’re celebrating the third annual International Read an eBook Day this Friday, September 16. The holiday was created as a way to promote the convenience and accessibility of digital reading, especially through the library, because who doesn’t love free books! Readers who visit… 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 »

OverDrive Fall webinars with Booklist, ASCD and NEISTE

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This fall, OverDrive is partnering with various organizations to explore the latest in edtech through webinars and webcasts. The first two events are in September and October, with more be announced soon. Booklist: Increasing Reading Rates using Digital Join us for a look at the incredible opportunity eBooks and audiobooks offer librarians to evolve their role and become even… Read more »

Making the Digital Shift in the Classroom

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By Sydney Kalnay, Training Specialist. As educators, you know that meeting students in their favored environment – the digital space – can engender trust while helping them adopt the 21st century skills they’ll need to succeed in the future. To that end, many teachers are finding ways to incorporate more e-learning strategies and new technology… Read more »

OverDrive Special Webcast for Schools: Best Practices for Maximizing Digital Engagement

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By Sydney Kalnay, Training Specialist. There’s always so much to do at the start of a new school year. From attending back-to-school meetings to managing your classroom to making sure your lessons are ready to go, an educator’s work is never done – and that’s before the students are back in the building. Now that… Read more »