OverDrive’s top titles for Teen Tech Week

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During “Teen Tech Week” March 5-11, libraries showcase the digital resources and services available to help teens succeed in school and prepare for college and career. The 2017 Teen Tech Week theme, “Be the Source of Change,” encourages teens to take advantage of digital resources to make a positive change in their life and community…. Read more »

10 Seuss quotes perfect for Read Across America

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By: Rickie Mascia and Adam Sockel Across the nation, Librarians are leading, readers are reading, and Teachers are teaching. Many will begin their day with “Green Eggs & Ham”, others may say I do not like them, Sam I am. A few may ask “How do you do?”, all while they sit next to Thing… Read more »

Resources for Digital Learning Day 2017

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Happy Digital Learning Day! Digital Learning Day began in 2012 as a way to spread innovative practices and ensure that all youth have access to high-quality digital learning opportunities no matter where they live. OverDrive knows that an effective classroom is not about technology, it’s about learning. It’s not about swapping out teachers for laptops,… Read more »

Your OverDrive Resource Center

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. OverDrive’s Resource Center was created with our school partners in mind. We wanted it to be your one-stop-shop for all things OverDrive: the best of our marketing, collection development, training and product resources. We are coming up on the anniversary of its launch and hopefully, you are familiar with our… Read more »

Happy Engineers Week! Girl Day is February 23rd.

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Girl Day is a worldwide campaign to introduce girls to the fascinating world of engineering. Thousands of people—engineers, teachers and others—act as Role Models and educate girls about how engineers change our world. This simple act has turned many girls on to engineering & technology careers. Because you can’t be what you don’t see. We think… Read more »

Webcast: How to Talk to Your School Community About OverDrive

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So, you have OverDrive – now what? Creating a shared language and skill set is important when undertaking any new technology or system. ‘Let our trainers and experts help you connect more meaningfully and accurately with your teaching team, administration, parents and students about the benefits of digital content in and outside the classroom. Join… Read more »

Launch a Shared Collection and never look back

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By: Christina Samek, OverDrive Marketing Specialist February brings a strange tradition here in America. We watch, with baited breath, to see if a cute little groundhog will see it’s shadow and doom us with 6 more weeks of winter. I’ve spent my whole life in Ohio, and even if Punxsutawney Phil doesn’t see his shadow,… Read more »

Three ways OverDrive supports your Professional Development goals

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Educators are requesting more Professional Development in edTech. In a 2016 survey with ASCD, OverDrive found that educators identified two major themes the responses about the PD they desired to be successful with digital content. They felt the PD should be a hands-on how-to, differentiated, ideally with facilitators who have already successfully implemented the technology… Read more »

January 2017: studying history as it happens

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By: Bethany Porter, Collection Development Analyst. How can adults teach children about voting and Inauguration Day while still being fair and bipartisan? How do we convey that, on January 20th and 21st, we are studying history as it happens? I have been struggling with this question as I try to explain to my stepson what has… Read more »