Is your school or district interested in implementing a digital curriculum in the classroom? Take a look at OverDrive.
No matter what type of device you have, you’ll likely be able to access OverDrive. This makes it easier than ever to access eBooks, audiobooks, podcasts — essentially. any type of digital media. If it’s some type of media, you can consume it via OverDrive.
With mobile devices becoming more and more popular in classrooms, it makes sense that many administrators are looking into a digital curriculum with OverDrive.
Here are some of the benefits of adopting a digital curriculum:
- Improved posture – Lighter backpacks encourage students to maintain better posture, which helps overall health.
- More cost effective – Not only do many digital curricula cost less, but they are easier to update.
- Better accessibility options – Accessing a curriculum through apps such as OverDrive allows students the ability to customize font size, contrast levels, and other options that can help students process information.
I personally discovered OverDrive as a way to access digital resources from my local library. From the comfort of my own home, I can check out up to three titles at a time and download them instantly to my mobile device. OverDrive has been adopted by over 30,000 library systems. Contact your local library system to learn if you and your students can access free electronic materials. My favorite part of the app? No late fees! After your lending period ends, your titles are all automatically returned.
Whether you’re interested in implementing digital curriculum or accessing digital library materials, OverDrive is worth a look.
Kimber Thompson is a Lead Moderator for SimpleK12 webinars and a Contributing Editor for SimpleK12.com. She writes frequently about education topics, and is passionate about tools and techniques that inspire young learners. You may reach her with ideas and comments at firstname.lastname@example.org.