Learning Beyond Texts

Have you ever been in a situation where you look at your screen or surface of your book, and immediately thought, “Wow, that is a lot of words, I don’t feel like navigating through this colony of ants?” Many of us love reading for pleasure, but most of us need to read to acquire information…

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Technology, for these teachers, is not an end in itself. Educators are thinking about technology in a variety of ways: As a way to engage students with more visual and interactive content To improve organizational skills Because technology is how students are interacting with their world Using discernment to make choices about technology Encouraging students…

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How does technology affect teachers?

We asked independent school educators at the NAIS Conference in Philadelphia to talk about how technology impacts teachers. We heard many ideas, including how technology can: help understanding patterns and trends efficiently support remote teaching – due to a snowstorm – and that was unthinkable just a few years ago give teachers an opportunity to…

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Kara Prinzo at TextbookHub

TextbookHub is pleased to announce that Kara Afflitto Prinzo has joined the team at TextbookHub as a Senior Account Manager. Kara brings 10 years of experience in the K12 private and parochial school market, with experience at Classbook.com and Follett Corporation, supporting booklist adoption, publisher communications and school support, with a specific focus on the…

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What is the Future of Textbooks?

Textbooks are already reinventing themselves.” Hear from several educators as we ask them about the future of textbooks. The future of textbooks is filled with possibilities – lighter, more capacity, more environmental, reimagined. These teachers have lots of ideas! If you are an educator – a teacher or curriculum designer – what does interactive teaching…

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A Month in Siena

Laura Sager is new to the TextbookHub team. With an MA in English and a Masters in Library Science, Laura has experience in research and marketing communications for large and small organizations – including ebooks. The list of books to read is always long. Here are a few I’ve finished in the last few weeks.…

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Emerging Strategies

What kind of games could create some fun incentives in the online classroom? How can you recreate the power of Turn and Talks in on online setting? Where can you harness all the benefits of choral or group work online? One idea might be to create groups and ask them to connect via your school’s…

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Video: What does it mean to learn in digital environment?

We interviewed educators at a recent conference – and we learned a lot! We asked, “What does it mean to learn in a digital environment?” We wanted to know what’s different and why does it matter? We interviewed educators at a recent conference – and we learned a lot! We asked, “What does it mean…

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The Awfulizer is a shame monster who grows bigger and bigger the more ashamed you feel

When I finished reading Kristin Maher’s The Awfulizer, I realized that it hasn’t always been easy for me or my friends to overcome shame. Despite all of us being grown-ups. Sometimes, it’s easy to see shame and anxiety in our lives, and sometimes it isn’t. Even for grown-ups. That’s what Kristin’s book is about. The story…

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Image shows an example of a live quiz in context of learning material.

There is more to quizzes than a simple indicator of whether or not a student remembers certain information about certain topics. A study from Kent State University finds that quizzes actually help the learning process, as it encourages students to come up with ways to retain learned knowledge. And that is exactly why the quiz…

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