Alabama Students Get Access to E-readers, Digital Media

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Students in Opelika City Schools are learning how to do things in new ways thanks to new technology.

Now, they can take advantage of the newly placed emphasis on digital technology in education with more than 200 new Kindles and software that have been placed in the system’s intermediate, middle, and high schools.

“We have networked to a cloud where kids can download on their own device books that we have bought,” said Superintendent Mark Neighbors.

The system implemented the OverDrive system shortly after Thanksgiving, which is an online book program and distributor of eBooks, audiobooks and other digital media. Through the system, students can check out e-books for a week in the same way a student would check out a book from the library.

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