eBooks through OverDrive

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eBooks through iBooks

8/2013
eBooks/iBooks purchased though iTunes are associated with a specific Apple ID. The licensing terms when purchasing iBooks through the VPP store is one code (purchase) per apple id. If a title is purchased for a student (at this time) it cannot be transferred to another student in the upcoming school year. New IOS release in Fall 2013 may have a take back option.

eBooks through Follett

  • requires Follett Digital Reader app (free)



Grade 6 ELA titles requested for eBooks

Hatchet
  • OverDrive has audiobook only. Hatchet is published by Simon and Schuster, who currently only provides their content to retailers.
10/29/13: 1 audio title -- available for loan though OverDrive

A Long Way From Chicago

Wednesday's Wars
  • OverDrive has one copy/one user lending format and can be checked out an unlimited number of times 10/29/13: 2 ebooks and 1 audionbook -- available for loan though OverDrive
  • available through iTunes - one copy per user/per year (as of 8/13)
  • not available through Follett
  • Pricing
  • Order: OverDrive requisition
  • Order: iTunes VPP requisition

Christmas Carol (play version)
  • free pdf See also A Christmas Carol Script - Free PDF downloads
  • OverDrive has a *Simultaneous Use plan* which allows unlimited simultaneous checkouts for every title chosen for the plan. Simultaneous Use plans are specific to certain publishers, and have specific minimums of titles that must be included with each plan. A Christmas Carol would be available through a *Duke Classics Simultaneous Use plan* of 50 titles for a $998 annual subscription. Need to check that it is "a play version" 10/29/13: 2 ebooks -- available for loan though OverDrive
  • iTunes - one copy per user/per year (as of 8/13)
  • not available through Follett
  • Pricing
  • Order: OverDrive requisition
  • Order: iTunes VPP requisition

Tuck Everlasting
  • OverDrive has audiobook and ebook for 12 month metered access10/29/13: 2 ebooks for 12 months and 1 audiobook -- available for loan though OverDrive
  • iTunes - one copy per user/per year (as of 8/13)
  • Pricing
  • Order: OverDrive requisition
  • Order: iTunes VPP requisition


Students with print disabilities can get audiobooks though Learning Ally or "eBooks" through Bookshare.


Subtext

...a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. Teachers can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes. OverDrive books are accessible through Subtext.


Free eBooks

Free ebooks - Project Gutenberg - available though OverDrive (see above)

eBook Browse

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