Evolution of edtech

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By: Andrea Sieracki, Account Specialist. With concerns about screen time and teen tech addiction, technology gets a bad rap, even in the classroom. Take the long view, however, and it’s clear that technology is nothing new in education. Teachers have used tools for instruction since early humans were painting on cave walls. We’ve compiled am… Read more »

More access and equity with a Shared eBook collection

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Equity of access is always a top concern for districts and schools across the country, and particularly for the Connect Information Technology Center. Connect provides resources to more than 90 districts and schools across Northeast Ohio. This runs the gamut from well-funded privates to large and small publics and parochials. “They’re so diverse, and their needs are… Read more »

10 YA book quotes to prepare for Teen Read Week

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By: Adam Sockel, Marketing Communications Specialist This year, the literary world will be celebrating Teen Read Week from October 8-14 and in preparation we’re sharing some of our favorite young adult book quotes. Throughout the school year, students will receive required reading assignments designed to engage them with literature both classic and modern. The books… Read more »

OverDrive lifehacks to personalize digital reading

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By: Bailey Hotujac, School Launch Specialist. Tips and tricks to make your life easier in a classroom or media center full of students with different needs, interests and reading levels. Curating from Recommended Lists So you want curate a list, but finding all those titles is just too time-consuming?  You can use our Recommended Lists… Read more »

Why OverDrive? Why now?

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. Well, the kids are back! It’s September again and the back-to-school season is in full swing. I am sure I don’t need to tell you that. You are probably attempting to familiarize yourself with new supplies, new initiatives, and eager new faces. With so much newness, you might be wondering… Read more »