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Check out Sora for eBooks and Audiobooks
Ever used Overdrive at the public library? Check out Sora, the sister app to Overdrive. Students (and staff) can read eBooks and listen to audiobooks for free! I've purchased a couple of audiobooks to trial (Battle of the Books titles and few other popular titles), but I'm happy to get more if students use them.
Here's the extra cool part...because it's an Overdrive product, Sora can link to both Adams 12 libraries and our local public libraries! I link to Anythink Libraries, Denver Public Libraries, and the High Plains Library District, too. And, I can search all of those plus Adams 12 with a single search. (The only downside is you can only search Juvenile and YA titles, so I keep Libby--another Overdrive app--for other titles.)
Here's a direct link, but it's also in the menu on the library website (example on the right): http://bit.ly/AD12eBooks Students (and teachers) can check out Adams 12 audiobooks and eBooks through a web browser, too. Want your class to check out eBooks and audiobooks? I'm happy to give your students a quick tutorial anytime!
Download the Sora App
You can also read and listen in your web browser through Sora.
Choose Adams 12 Schools
While some titles are just for MRHS, the district purchases titles to share, too!
Log in with your Universal Account
Accounts are automatically created through Infinite Campus.
Edit PDFs in DocHub
Want a easy and free way to edit PDFs? Check out DocHub. I'm sure many of you have used it, but today I found out it can do much more than I was using it for. I've used DocHub to type on PDFs and digitally sign them, but you can also use it to split apart PDFs, delete pages, and merge separate PDFs. This video will show you you how to split apart PDFs, and once in your doucment, click the icon you see on the right to add new PDFs and merge them. It's eays to use and free, unlike some of the Chrome Extensions I've been using.
The great thing with DocHub is you can easily save everything you do to your Google Drive. Make any changes you want by adding and deleting pages, then save to Drive as a new file name so you don't lose any versions. Want help? I'm happy to show you more if you want to sit down together.
Closed Captioning in Google Slides
Favorite Past Tips
- Check out Explora, one of our EBSCO databases that supports mobile searching and features text to speech capabilities.
- Share entire folders in Google Docs instead of individual documents...it's so much easier! Any new documents in that folder automatically have the same sharing capabilities as the folder.
- Create quick video tutorials with Screencastify. (Or, check out Loom, my new favorite...)
- Model being a good "digital citizen" by using public domain photos on Pixabay, Unsplash, or Pexels.
*Don't forget to check out NoodleTools! This citation builder replaces EasyBib. Here are some of the perks:
- No ads!
- Create MLA and APA citations.
- Export to Google Docs, and link papers in Google Docs within NoodleTools.
- Students can create notecards and timelines to organize their research.
- See student projects while they are in-progress so you can make comments along the way!
- Find out how to create an account below.
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Again, I am available to collaborate and plan with you, co-teach a lesson, work with individual students or groups that need more help, or whatever else you need! I'm happy to come to department or common course meetings or sit down with you individually anytime!
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