Elementary & MS/HS eBook Collections
WPS continues partnership with ESU2 to provide digital library to students, teachers & parents
Students: before using the above collections, you must download the axis360 app on your iPad (free download from the App Store or Google Play).
Wahoo Public Schools partners with Educational Service Unit #2 in Fremont to provide our students with robust eBook collections. This regional digital school library partnership is the first of its kind in the state.
These digital libraries are fully compatible with the district's 1:1 iPad initiative in grades 7-12. Other students can utilize this resource on their own personal devices. Right now, this service is compatible with Mac iOS (iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone), Windows, Android 3.1, Nook, and Kindle Fire devices (Unfortunatey at this time it will not function on other Kindle devices).
The initiative is designed to supplement--not supplant--existing library collections and to promote literacy by utilizing technology already in the hands of many students and families.
"We live in a wi-fi world. Schools realize students reluctantly have to unplug when they cross the threshold and, so, are increasingly looking at feasible options that will engage students in learning through captivating technology," said project facilitator Diane Wolfe of ESU2.
Parents: You also have open access to this service, using your students' account information on your home devices.
The Axis 360 app will allow you to both check out and read your eBooks, using the same user name and password. Your eBooks will "check in" automatically on their due dates, but please check in books manually when you finish reading them, so they are available to other students who are waiting for those titles.
All students and staff have their own Axis 360 accounts.
Please click HERE to view an instructional handout on how to use the new Axis360 app.
Please contact District Media Director Dave Privett (firstname.lastname@example.org) for information on how to log into the system. Students and staff will need to attach a prefix to their district-wide user names (Mr. Privett will provide that prefix), and then use their usual district-wide passwords.
Axis360 offers an interactive, graphic e-reading experience for emerging young readers, and text-to-speech capability, a plus with regard to Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance. The text-to-speech software syncs the book and the audio and a cursor moves along so students can read as they listen.
Thus far, 35 school districts have joined this consortium to provide their students access to eBooks. Currently, the elementary eBook library contains almost 2,900 titles, and the middle/high school eBook library contains nearly 2,600 titles (some titles with multiple copies). All titles are cooperatively selected by participating library media specialists, and new titles are added twice yearly (fall and spring).
Please click HERE to access the Axis360 YouTube channel, which offers video tutorials on how to use this system.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, please contact WPS Media Director David Privett (email@example.com, 402-443-4332 ext. 3232). Students may also bring their devices to Mrs. Chris Privett in the elementary computer lab, or Mrs. Kristine Peterson in the middle/high school library for assistance in using the eBook collections.