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 »

eBooks offer flexibility at every grade level

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By: Brian Byrne. Communications Specialist. Located in the coastal plains of North Carolina, the Lenoir County Public Schools (LCPS) serve more than 9,000 K-13 (early college) students across 17 schools. A high-poverty district with 70 percent of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, LCPS has a proud history of partnering with families and the… Read more »

Register for the first ever school program, Digipalooza 2017

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Digipalooza 2017 is right around the corner and we cannot wait! We are excited to unveil our exclusive first ever school program at Digipalooza and hope you’ll join us for an amazing learning opportunity! You may be wondering… What is Digipalooza? Digipalooza is OverDrive’s international user group conference. With a unique blend of education, networking… Read more »

Students borrow record numbers of ebooks and audiobooks in 2016

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The use of eBooks and audiobooks has grown steadily in K-12 classrooms and libraries. The number of digital books borrowed on OverDrive’s K-12 digital reading platform is up 48 percent compared to 2015. K-12 students are reading more eBooks and audiobooks, and while an increasing number of schools are moving their curriculum books to digital,… Read more »

Cultivate a positive classroom culture in 2017

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By: Christina Samek, Marketing Specialist. It’s here. We are finally in 2017. I don’t know about you but 2016 didn’t feel like 365.25 rotations. Did we maybe go for 2 revolutions around the sun and no one told us? Either way, we made it. With 2016 in our rear view, we can reflect on what… Read more »

In-school awareness can boost reading rates more than 100%

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By: Kelly Hladek, Library Media Specialist and Technology Liaison, Morton High School. The School City of Hammond, in Hammond, Indiana, is starting off 2017 on a celebratory note. In one year’s time, OverDrive checkouts for the district have grown 183 percent from 4,094 to 11,571! An OverDrive partner since December 2014, the district has worked… Read more »