On-site training has recently been provided to several districts using OverDrive with Belfast Central School being the latest. This digital download platform allows for easy distribution of eBooks and audiobooks since it is compatible with a wide variety of devices. What are the benefits? I’m so glad you asked! eBooks:
And that’s not all! Project Gutenberg offers over 46,000 free e-books. English teachers will find many of the classics located here. From Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Pride and Prejudice, Metamorphosis, Maus, Frankenstein, Grimm’s Fairy Tales, to Shakespeare’s Hamlet there are many choices that support the Common Core.
In addition to what individual school libraries have chosen, participating districts have access to the shared collection through CA BOCES. The majority of these books support the Common Core, including some professional development materials.
The only emission from OverDrive is engaged learning!
By: Cece Fuoco, CA BOCES School Library System