Reading green

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By: Sasha Zborovsky, Marketing Intern. For avid readers, changing seasons mean only one thing: in winter, one reads inside and in summer, one reads outside. As much as I love to pair my eBook with a warm fireplace and a mug of hot chocolate, there is something rather magical about reading outside. After all, it… Read more »

Resource Center Spotlight: New Student Fliers

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. I am a huge fan of bright colors. I love pops of red, blue, and green. My design aesthetic is very much the brighter the better because that’s what catches the eye! And that’s the exact approach we took with our brand NEW school fliers. We’ve introduced fun new themes… Read more »

ISTE’s best and busiest

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More than 700 people attended the OverDrive Education’s in-booth sessions at ISTE earlier this week, the busiest we’ve seen. Particularly popular was Using public domain eBooks for the public good: learning with Project Gutenberg. Partner Lisa Kulka, Library Specialist at Northside ISD, walked attendees through Project Gutenberg, the volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural… Read more »

10 Books for Forgetful Souls on National I Forgot Day

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By: Sasha Zborovsky, OverDrive Marketing Intern National I Forgot Day was earlier this week, so naturally, OverDrive forgot to post a blog to commemorate this often-overlooked holiday. The Holiday National I Forgot Day celebrates all the times we forgot to wish our third cousin a Happy Birthday, missed a doctors appointment, or left our work… Read more »

Don’t miss these edtech presentations at ISTE

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Successful digital learning demands both flexibility and customization. OverDrive Education embraces both, with a custom-built reading platform that supports differentiated instruction, English Language Learning, Hi-Lo literacy instruction and blended learning. In the 2016-2017 school year, more than 2,500 K-12 schools joined over 15,000 OverDrive-powered schools to expand student growth through eBooks and audiobooks. Tens of… Read more »

Top 5 reasons Hawaii launched a shared collection

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The Hawaii State Department of Education, a statewide district serving 256 public and 34 charter schools across eight islands, was looking for an eBook and audiobook solution that pooled funds to maximize purchasing power and provide expanded reading opportunities. An OverDrive shared collection enables two or more schools to access digital content via a single… Read more »

What to check out when you’ve checked out

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The end of the school year *should* be an exciting time. Change in routine. Freedom. Quiet, finally. But for many educators, exhaustion comes first. Here’s a quick list of things you can do when you just. can’t. even. And some for when you regain your motivational footing. Binge on brain candy Who have you meaning… Read more »

Sneak peeks from OverDrive Education at ISTE 2017!

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Successful digital learning demands both flexibility and customization. In the classroom, OverDrive Education’s reading platform supports differentiated instruction, English Language Learning, Hi-Lo literacy instruction and blended learning in nearly 13,000 schools and districts in 50 countries. At the technology acquisition level, schools are maximizing budget and resources with shared eBook and audiobook collections, our most… Read more »

Best of Class 2016-17: OverDrive partner school successes

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. OverDrive Education’s team is lucky to work with K-12 partners across the world. Whether it’s answering your content inquiries, helping set up your digital website, providing marketing and outreach assistance, or just talking you through a new process, we enjoy all of our chances to interact with our partners. As… Read more »

Why We Need to Read More Fantasy

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By: Sasha Zborovsky, Marketing Intern. Fantasy is the ultimate escape. When the real world seems too sad or too complicated, we seek escape to other worlds. Fantasy brilliantly provides a reader with just enough magic and enchantment to not only flee reality, but also to understand it. Today, we often write off fantasy as a… Read more »