The Educational Communications Board serves as a resource for the Wisconsin education community by providing educational media, classroom resources, and professional development training opportunities in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), Wisconsin Public Television, Wisconsin Public Radio, and the University of Wisconsin Extension. As an agency of the State of Wisconsin, the mission of the ECB is to provide a statewide telecommunications system and assistance in the diffusion of advanced technologies in support of education. Includes the Soundzabound Music Library, royalty free music library that meets all the licensing and technology requirements needed for education.
History Reference Center offers full text from more than 2,500 reference books, encyclopedias and non-fiction books, cover to cover full text for nearly 170 leading history periodicals, more than 112,000 historical documents, 113,000 biographies of historical figures, more than 112,000 historical photos and maps, and more than 80 hours of historical video.
IndieFlix allows anyone with a current, InfoSoup library card to stream thousands of award winning films from more than 2,000 festivals worldwide. Titles include films from festivals such as Sundance, Cannes, and Tribeca. IndieFlix also includes selections from more than 50 foreign countries, including documentaries and shorts.
Films may be sorted by genre, film length, award, intended audience and more.
IndieFlix is available 24 hours a day on any computer, tablet, or device with an Internet connection.
Browse and search for hundreds of downloadable audiobooks, music, eBooks, and videos. A total of 10 items may be checked out and 10 additional items placed on hold for a single account. (The Overdrive URL will contain '10/355' for the regular site; to force yourself to the Mobile Overdrive site, replace those numbers with '40/20'.)
HELP with Overdrive
See InfoSoup's informational/search page on using eBooks in Overdrive.
Overdrive Help: includes MyHelp, customized help for your computer or device in the form of a step-by-step wizard/tutorial to get you going with Overdrive Digital Download Center. The Device Resource Center will let you know if yours is compatible with Overdrive's ebooks, audiobooks, music, or videos. You can also take a look at some of the helpful videos in the Digital Books Tour.
Original, in-studio movies of authors and illustrators, audio excerpts of professional book readings, guides to thousands of titles, and a wealth of multimedia resources on children's and young adult literature.
Animated, talking picture books that have been created from existing picture books from well-known publishers and authors and converted to the TumbleBook format. * NOTE: TumbleBooks and TumbleQuizzes are created in Flash animation and require the Flash plug-in to view and hear the animation. The great majority of computers and operating systems are already pre-loaded with Flash, however, if you are unable to view the books you can download the Flash plug-in for free from Adobe.