This post goes out to all you bibliophiles out there who can’t seem to get enough books for your classroom. Epic! is a digital library with, according to the website, “over 25,000 books, videos, quizzes, and more!”
Build Your eLibrary
Anyone can create an account and start reading some of today’s most popular picture books and early reader chapter books.
For parents, the first 30-days is free. After that, it is $7.99 a month – which includes no ads and no in-app purchases.
For educators and librarians, registration is free. This comes with a whole host of great resources.
Epic! for Educators and Librarians
I was so impressed by all the resources available for educators and librarians on Epic! Here’s a quick rundown of my favorites.
- Class management tools – Educators can invite their students to their elibrary using a class code, copy/paste in a class roster or import a roster from Google Classroom. From your class roster, you can assign books and quizzes and share information with your student’s families. Your class roster also lets you monitor student progress on assignments and quizzes.
- Curated Library – You can build your own custom collections by exploring the entire library. You can share your collections with the educator community or browse through collections from other community members. I have already started building my Unicorn collection. Not only do they have some of the newest titles, I even found one of my own childhood favorites – Morgan and Me. The Serendipity Book by Stephen Cosgrove. Yay!
- Vast Collection of Media – Epic! is not only books. You can also find videos, audiobooks, and read-aloud books.
- Integrated assessments – You can create quizzes right in the books to check for student comprehension. Go to your dashboard to see how your students did on their quizzes.
- Resources – I am most impressed by the resources available for educators. Everything you need to get started is included right there on the website, including a Quick-Start Guide, full guidebook, a parent letter, a Back-to-School presentation, lesson plans, classroom decorations, and (my personal favorite) the Readerpillar! Look at how cute it is. Your students will love reading and adding to the Readerpillar.
If you have a classroom and struggle to keep your class library up to date with new books or you want to create collections based on the ever-changing interests of your students, then Epic! is the eLibrary for you. Head over to Epic! to create an account and start building your Readerpillar today!
Epic! might just be what you need to help cure your book addition. Ok, not really, we know that that can’t be cured. Just go read.
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