OverDrive has acquired New Jersey-based TeachersNotebook.com, a company/platform that supplies teacher-created K-12 educational materials. Teachers can open their own “shop” to sell the materials they develop.
OverDrive announced today that it has acquired TeachersNotebook.com, a leading online marketplace for teacher-created curriculum materials for K-12 education.
TeachersNotebook.com enables teachers to not only browse free and low-cost instructional resources, but also to create their own “shop” where others may purchase their original materials.TeachersNotebook.com was founded by Debbie and Steve Esemplare as a way to solve a need in the education space for shared classroom resources and an easily-accessible, collaborative environment. Debbie is a former New York City kindergarten teacher and Steve is a software developer. Together, they have grown TeachersNotebook.com to be one of the most widely-used online marketplaces for teacher-created educational materials.
Debbie and Steve will continue to lead TeachersNotebook.com efforts while leveraging OverDrive’s reach in the K-12 market.
“This type of exposure for our shops is an absolutely amazing opportunity and something we could not pass up,” said Debbie Esemplare. “Giving teacher authors the biggest platform we can to share their resources has always been, and will always be, one of our primary goals.”
More than 550,000 teachers use TeachersNotebook.com as a collaboration, inspiration and marketplace hub for thousands of free curriculum materials as well as a growing catalog of more than 90,000 affordable educational resources aligned with Common Core state standards, subjects and targeted grade levels.
TeachersNotebook.com users the slogan, “Where teachers find, share, and sell teacher created, classroom tested resources.”