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Digital Book System Releases Top Digital Novels Read in Schools

Digital Book System Releases Top Digital Novels Read in Schools

With one-to-one technology initiatives taking over schools, especially as Chromebook prices continue to fall, more and more schools are using eBooks and digital audiobooks in their classrooms.

OverDrive, a digital book system that is "accessed via a district or school-wide website, reducing the number of copies that need to be purchased, and are retained year after year throughout the adoption cycle,” has released a list of the most accessed eBooks in schools, said eSchoolNews.

“The solution is scalable and user-friendly for both students and teachers, which makes it very cost-effective for the districts.”

The most accessed digital books are the easily recognizable classics of:

1. “The Book Thief” (Random House Children’s Books)

2. “A Raisin in the Sun” (Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group)

3. “The Namesake” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

4. “Animal Farm” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

5. “The Giver” (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

"From digital novel sets for English language arts to digital textbooks and professional development, OverDrive’s growing catalog of more than 2 million digital titles from over 5,000 publishers is enhancing the learning the experience of the 21st-century student,” the article said.

The OverDrive app even helps students with learning disabilities, specifically offering a dyslexic font for students with dyslexia.

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Article by Nicole Gorman, Education World Contributor

1/14/2016

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