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Nine Things About Bookshare You Should Absolutely Know

The Bookshare team receives many questions about everything from who qualifies and what membership costs to the types of ebooks in the collection and how to read them. Read on for answers to frequently asked questions and other mysteries.

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Bookshare Webinar Replay: Empower Learning and Save Time with an Individual Membership

Do you want to learn more about the benefits of Bookshare Individual Memberships? Watch a replay of a recent webinar and discover how to empower learning, increase reading independence, and save time by giving students Individual Memberships.

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Vicki Numkena is a Reading Superhero for Native Students

Vicki Numkena, teacher of the visually impaired for Native students on the Navajo Reservation, uses audiobooks from Bookshare to “turn on” reluctant readers. Learn more about her reading tips, ready-made lists of books about superheroes, Fortnite, and Minecraft, and the top ten downloaded Bookshare books for 2020.

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Home for the Holidays with Bookshare

COVID-19 is keeping most of us at home this holiday season, so let Bookshare help you make it jolly. With many regions under stay-at-home restrictions, it’s the perfect opportunity to fill the hours with engaging books. Our wish this holiday season is that everyone stays safe and healthy as we look forward to a brighter year ahead.

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Innovation is “The Eagle Way” at Chief Ivan Blunka School (Part 2)

In Part 2 of 2, Ben Griese, special education teacher at Chief Ivan Blunka School in rural Alaska, discusses the benefits of digital voices and other features, books guaranteed to entice reluctant readers, and advice for parents and teachers to foster a love of reading and support students on their journey to reading independence.


Innovation is “The Eagle Way” at Chief Ivan Blunka School (Part 1)

In Part 1 of 2, Ben Griese, special education teacher at Chief Ivan Blunka School, uses Bookshare, assistive technology, and creativity to engage reluctant readers in a Southwest Yup’ik community in New Stuyahok, Alaska.