I am considering subscribing to Overdrive next year if approved by my district. From what I can tell, students can download ebooks and audiobooks on a loan basis rather than purchasing them. They have recently contracted with Amazon so Kindle books are available as well. The cost is $4000 which includes $2000 to purchase books for your collection. This is for 2000 students or less. I have used the Overdrive subscription thru my public library and really enjoy the access to audiobooks that can be downloaded to an mp3 player. I am also going to try and purchase 5 ereaders to go along with initiative. I am wondering if anyone has used Overdrive and if so, what they think about it and which ereader would you recommend? Are there any other programs comparable to Overdrive that are cheaper? And finally, what do you think about the Kindle Fire? Is it good enough to replace the iPad in the classroom?
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