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OverDrive Education, a division of OverDrive, offers the industry’s largest catalog of ebooks, audiobooks, digital magazines and other content for over 55,000 K-12 schools and millions of students worldwide. The company's student reading app, Sora, provides every student with access to the right books. Supporting the need to read required curriculum titles, class sets and pleasure reading digital books, Sora’s powerful learning tools and insights help meet the needs of students and educators. Sora was named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of 2019. TeachingBooks.net, acquired in 2021, complements Sora with one of the largest catalogs of original and curated literary resources. Founded in 1986, OverDrive – the leading digital reading platform for libraries – and OverDrive Education are in Cleveland, Ohio USA. www.overdrive.com/schools
SchoolOnline is proven to improve your students' grades by 100.5% in just 6 weeks, with over 1350 step-by-step videos from the nation’s top examiners in GCSE/KS2 English & Maths designed to help students ace their exams and unlock the door to their future success. Hands-on onboarding process gets you using the system quickly and easily with face to face training offered free of charge to ensure that you are provided with all of the tools available to support your students. Affordable pricing means that small institutions can take advantage of our outstanding platform. Our powerful functionality allows schools to set detailed, auto-marked revision assignments for their students with high levels of insight into student engagement and analytics on strengths and weaknesses while supporting students in their learning with our targeted video explanations of each question. In addition to this, we have introduced a universal search function so that you are able to set topic specific assignments to check your learner’s knowledge. Within schools, our English and Maths tutorial videos can be used within a classroom setting to support the curriculum, or assignments can be set for students to work through independently, either at home or at school. We recently ran another community-based trial collaborating with Charlton Athletic Community Trust, where KS2 students used our platform for 30 minutes each in English and Maths over six weeks. The students improved their Maths scores on average by 76.7% and their English by 100.5%. Shortlisted in the 2023 BETT Awards: Primary Digital Learning Product - Maths; High Commendation in the Lloyds Bank British Business Excellence Awards 2022, Finalists in the 2022 Bett Awards in Primary Digital Learning Product – Maths, Primary Digital Learning Product – English and Educational Resource for Parents or Home Learning; Finalists in ERA Awards 2021 and Winners in SME Enterprise Awards 2020.
Teachers vs Tech?: The case for an ed tech revolution
Daisy Christodoulou is a leading educational commentator with many years' experience of working with schools as well as in the classroom. In this new book, she tackles the ed tech debate, asking why it hasn't yet had the transformative impact on education that has long been promised, and evidencing the benefits it could still bring to schools.