OverDrive: What’s New for November 2017 + Monthly Competition Update

What’s New in OverDrive, November 2017

The posters below highlight a few of the titles that have been added to Granite’s OverDrive Digital Library this month. Click on them to download a high quality PDF that you can print out and display in your library or classroom, or right click and save the images to post them on a school or class website.

OverDrive Circulation Competition Update, October 2017

In October 2017, students and staff in Granite School District checked out nearly 13,000 ebooks and audiobooks from our OverDrive Digital Library. This is up nearly 3,000 from last month. The infographic below reveals the top five schools for the month.

OverDrive October 2017 Top Checkouts - Infographic

For 2017-18 the Granite Educational Technology department is sponsoring a monthly checkout competition between schools, with four traveling trophies awarded to the highest circulating elementary and secondary schools, as well as the “most increased” elementary and secondary schools. In October 2017, Beehive Elementary and West Lake STEM Jr. High held their spots at the top and therefore keep the trophies which they were awarded for winning the September 2017 competition. However, we have two new winners in the “Most Improved” category: congratulations to Cyprus Senior High and David Gourley Elementary!

OverDrive October 2017 Most Improved - Infographic

Most Improved OverDrive Award October 2017 - Cyprus High School
Cyprus High School had the largest increase in OverDrive checkouts of any school in October 2017. Pictured: Katie Hardman, Media Clerk; Warren Child, Library Media Educational Technology Specialist; Lori Yates, Media Clerk.
Gourley Elementary had the largest increase in OverDrive checkouts of any elementary school in October 2017. Pictured: Samantha Mitchell, School Technology Specialist.

Granite OverDrive Circulation Site

Alyssa Carraway, secretary in the Educational Technology department, tracks these checkout numbers and has used Google Sites to create a simple but beautiful website to share this data with our district throughout the year. She uses Canva to convey the data in infographics, such as the year-to-date information shared below. You can check out the full site for more details on Granite OverDrive usage per school, as well as monthly updates on our OverDrive checkouts competition winners.

OverDrive October 2017 Year-to-Date Stats - Infographic

(Granite’s OverDrive provides free access to ebooks and digital audiobooks for all students and staff in Granite School District. Granite’s OverDrive can be accessed on the web at http://granite.lib.overdrive.com or via OverDrive apps designed for various mobile devices. For more information or help getting started with OverDrive, visit https://www.graniteschools.org/edtech/overdrive.)

Infographics and Granite OverDrive Circulation Site created by Alyssa Carraway, Administrative Secretary, Educational Technology Dept. OverDrive posters designed by Cindy Moyle,
Secondary Library Media Supervisor, Educational Technology Dept.

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