Countdown: 21 days of distance learning

Hope dies last! To shorten the time up until you will return to school, we have created a countdown-calendar including many tips to read, listen and learn ! It starts 11th of January with window number 1!

https://calendar.myadvent.net/?id=5aad30c4d6435b466faa9854c02b110f

Countdown: 21 Tage “Distance Learning”

Die Hoffnung stirbt zuletzt! Wir haben euch einen Countdown-Kalender mit vielen Tipps zum Lesen, Hören und Lernen erstellt, um euch die Zeit bis zur Rückkehr in die Schule zu verkürzen! Beginnt am 11.01.2021 bei dem Türchen 1!

https://calendar.myadvent.net/?id=f3f4bb06d7ceb80acc7e1b05d5097292

Big Library Read

Age 14 and up

Reverie is now available on Sora to our school. Students have unlimited access to the ebook and audiobook format of this Young Adult title until November 16 – with no waitlists or holds. It’s a great way to bring students together through reading and discussion.

Don’t miss a live, virtual event with author Ryan La Sala on November 10 at 2pm ET. Register today.

Borrow the ebook or audiobook now

Check out this reader guide designed to get the most out of this title.

Join the discussion on https://biglibraryread.com/join-the-discussion/

“A fever nightmare of epically queer proportions.”

—Mark Oshiro, author of Anger Is a Gift

Reverie

Inception meets The Magicians in this wildly imaginative story about what happens when the secret worlds people hide within themselves come to light.

All Kane Montgomery knows for certain is that the police found him half-dead in the river. He can’t remember anything since an accident robbed him of his memories a few weeks ago. And the world feels different—reality itself seems different.

So when three of his classmates claim to be his friends and the only people who can tell him what’s truly going on, he doesn’t know what to believe or who he can trust. But as he and the others are dragged into unimaginable worlds that materialize out of nowhere—the gym warps into a subterranean temple, a historical home nearby blooms into a Victorian romance rife with scandal and sorcery—Kane realizes that nothing in his life is an accident, and only he can stop their world from unraveling.

The Corona Peek

eBooks are more and more important for schools – especially in times of distance learning and hygiene concerns. But that doesn’t mean that printed books are out of bounds!

School libraries do their best to serve student’s needs – digital and analogue -, even when school (or library) is closed. Have a look at our reading statistics! Since September they are back in school. Now they can browse the “real” shelves in their School Libraries again.

SoraApp: Total books opened

School Library Loans per Month

Always available: Diverse Reads for Kids and Teens

54 new simultaneouse use eBooks are to be found in our catalogue: Own voices & diversity books for students, available for free until 31.08.2021. Just click or scan to find our diverse reads for kids and teens:

https://tinyurl.com/y5wexd3d

Sommerferien Bingo

Bald sind Sommerferien! Warum versuchst du nicht, das Sora Bingo zu gewinnen?

Du weißt nicht, wie man die SoraApp benutzt? Schau einfach hier: https://youtu.be/GIMRkpXqpU0

Die ersten fünf Schüler*innen, die mir zwischen dem 1. bis 4. September 2020 ein Foto des beendeten Bingos senden, werden einen Preis bekommen.

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Summer holidays are coming soon! Why don’t you try to win the Sora Bingo?

You don’t know how to use the SoraApp? Just have a look here: https://youtu.be/GIMRkpXqpU0

The first five students sending me a photo of the completed Bingo between 1st and 4th of September 2020, will receive an award!

Free Audiobooks

SYNC’s eleventh season opens with a pair of free downloads in just a couple of days!

To make sure you and everyone you know who wants to collect personal copies of any or all of the 26 featured audiobooks this year, it’s now time to register.

First register for SYNC 2020 on the Audio Sync homepage.

Then open Sora. You’ll need to add the SYNC program’s library. Here are the steps:

  1. In Sora, open the menu (in the top-right corner).
  2. Select Add a public library.
  3. Search for audiobooksync and select the library from the results.

Q: When does each SYNC week start?

A: The SYNC week starts Thursday, April 30. at midnight (ET) and lasts until the following Wednesday at 11:59:59 pm (ET). Most of Europe will see the SYNC week start at 6 am on Thursday and then end at 5:59 am the following Thursday

Q: How long is each audiobook available in Sora?

A: Each audiobook is only available to borrow during the one featured week.

Once you’ve borrowed an audiobook, it stays on your Shelf in Sora.

Sora Sweet Reads

With the coronavirus outbreak and school closure, ESRM wants to help students find new ways to learn while away from the classroom. We have an exciting reading service available through Sora, the student reading app, which provides free 24/7 access to ebooks and audiobooks.

Learn more about Sora and its perks for you and our students here: https://meet.soraapp.com/.

What better way to engage a student’s mind than through reading? Starting April 15 – July 31, 2020, the Sora Sweet Reads program will offer a collection of Juvenile and Young Adult titles that will be prominently displayed in Sora for quick and easy unlimited access.