15 October 2018

Junior School Resource Centre

Scotch College is committed to bringing unique learning opportunities to our boys and subscribes to digital books through OverDrive (http://plcscotch.lib.overdrive.com). This is a Pre-Primary to Year 12 shared service with PLC so there is a collection suitable not only for your sons but also you as parents.

The OverDrive collection is an extension of Scotch College's and Presbyterian Ladies College's physical library, only it's online with 24/7 access to audiobook and eBook downloads. It is convenient for students and parents to check out titles 24/7 anywhere in the world as long as they have access to the Internet. Once downloaded the book is stored on the device so Internet access is not required to read/listen to the book.

OverDrive can help students of all ages read more and improve comprehension. Struggling or reluctant readers, learning-challenged, second language learners, and gifted readers can all benefit from this service.

  • Enrich vocabulary and improve comprehension and pronunciation
  • Introduce students to books above their reading level
  • Teach critical listening
  • Help busy kids find time to read
  • Provide audio stories for families to enjoy together on long car journeys

In order for Scotch College to provide this service to your sons, in your son's next library lesson the IT staff will upload an app to your son's iPad and I will provide learning opportunities for the boys to learn how to use the technology.

Video tutorials for each aspect of this service can be found on the Scotch College Junior and Middle School Library homepage (http://library.scotch.wa.edu.au). If you require further information do not hesitate to contact the Scotch Library Services Team (library@scotch.wa.edu.au) or one of the library team in the JML library.

A reminder that the boys Easter creations are due for submission by Wednesday 23 March. As the Eggs-pert will be judging bright and early on Thursday, no late entries will be accepted.

Enjoy the Easter break with your precious sons.

Mrs Kathryn Salt

Junior School Teacher-Librarian