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Destiny Discover and eBooks

 

 


 

UPDATED 9/2016!

 

 

 

Using Destiny Discover

 

Follett Shelf has a new interface. It now opens in the Destiny Discover interface. 

 

         

 

Teacher and Student Support

 

Use these Quick Reference Guides (QRGs) and video tutorials to support teachers and students with using Destiny Discover, eBooks and mobile Apps:

 

 

  QRGs (Quick Reference Guide) Video 
Getting Started 

 

Getting Started with eBooks in Destiny Discover

 

Follett eBook Information

 
Searching

 

Finding Resources with Destiny Discover

 

Accessing eBooks with Destiny Discover from Destiny Classic

 

 

Read

 

Reading an eBook in Destiny Discover 

 

 

Reading a Follett eBook: Cover to Cover

Take Notes 

 

 

 

Creating Notes and Using the Notebook for Students

 

Organizing eBook Notes with My Notebook

Mobile Apps*

 

Destiny Discover Mobile App

 

Accessing eBooks with the Destiny Discover App

 

 

* The Destiny Discover App works on iOS and Android devices and tablets, as well as select Kindle and Nook tablets. Please review the system requirements with patrons. The BryteWave K-12 app is included on the image of new devices.

 

 

eBook Statistics and Reporting

 

To gather data and information on how your students are using eContent in Follett Shelf, use the directions for eBook Circulation Reports and Statistics for Follett Shelf. 

 

 

 

eBook Collections

 

There are may other places where you can locate and access eBook content. Please use the BCPS eBook portal to find more eBook content in databases and on resource pages such as: 

 

  • ASCD Education Collection Shelf (BCPS Database; Professional Collection)
  • 21st Century Learning Collection, Cherry Lake Publishers (Information Explorer Junior, Information Explorer, and Makers as Innovators; Grades 1-8)
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library (BCPS Database; Grades 6-12 and Professional Collection)
  • SIRS Discoverer (BCPS Database;  Nonfiction Texts)
  • TumbleBook Library (BCPS Database; Grades K-5 Fiction and Nonfiction)
  • TumbleBook Cloud Jr. (BCPS Database; Grades 3-6 Fiction and Nonfiction)
  • TumbleBook Cloud (BCPS Database; Grades 6-12 Fiction and Nonfiction) 
  • World Book Advanced eBook Center (BCPS Database; Grades 6-12 Fiction and Nonfiction titles, including selections in nine languages)
  • Library Media Specialists' Professional Books (AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner, Essential Questions Handbook) 

 

Resources for BCPS LMS

 

  • eBooks, Interactive eBooks, and Digital Audiobooks on Follett Shelf:  Snapshot/Support page for all users on ODL Resource Wiki.

 

 

Marketing eBooks in the Library Media Center 

 

 

image source: Martin Blvd. Elementary School Twitter

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

image source: University of Sunderland Library Services

 

When marketing eBooks and Audiobooks in your collection, be creative in your approach. There are many ways to get your students and the classroom teachers excited about using the eBooks!

 

Here are some ideas: 

 

  • Booktalks: this method works for print texts, and works the same way for eBooks. Access one on Follett Shelf and give students a 1-2 minute book talk about the book (make sure you have read it first- students love to ask questions!)
  • eBook Shelf Markers: create a shelf marker or place holder with the cover of the eBook or Follett Digital Audiobook and place it in the stacks where it would normally be located if it were a print text. On the back add a short summary or the blurb from the book jacket. Laminate it for longevity.
  • "Also Available as an eBook" templates: (From Overdrive) editable PDF templates to stick on books or place on shelves to show that a book has an eBook alternative.  
  • Browsing Book Jacket: (based on the work of Peggy Sharp and Shelly Riskin): This "jacket" uses a manila folder to display information about a book, eBook or audiobook. This would be a great addition to a makerspace for students to create and interesting book display based on books that they have read. Add the QR code for the eBooks for students to easily scan and check out the book.
  • Marketing Books in the LMC Pinterest Board: Curated information and images of book and eBook marketing displays.  
  • How to Make Library eBooks more Visible : Article on how to market eBooks and make them more visible in your library. 

 

image source: ACRL TechConnect Blog

 

image source: OverDrive Blogs