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Archives for August, 2013

New Features in Overdrive

Overdrive Media Console is currently being updated to enhance the reader’s experience.  Many of the new features are now available and the full package will be available on August 20th with the rollout of  v. 3.0 of the Overdrive software.   This new version for both Android and iOS promises to streamline the reader’s experience and will include: the ability […]

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Glossopedia: A fantastic free encyclopedia for children

Glossopedia; a multi-media encyclopaeida,  is a great research tool specifically designed for young children, providing content related to science, nature, animals and culture.  According to their website: Glossopedia is a first of its kind resource, but its real advantage is in the depth of its visually exciting, rich multi-media content, including photos and video of […]

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Britannica Online: A great place to begin the search for information

Britannica Online has recently been updated and the new site has a number of features that makes it particularly useful for struggling readers (including ESL students) and also a great first-port-of call for information.  These features are outlined below: The encyclopaedia caters well for students of various reading levels.  A student can search the encyclopaedia by […]

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