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It’s back to school time! Whether you are teaching remotely or welcoming students back to the classroom, this year will not be ordinary. Many schools are finding new ways to support teachers and students as they prepare for, perhaps, the strangest year in the history of education! One of the most important approaches the schools…

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Flexibility for On Campus, Remote and Hybrid Approaches

Everyone knows they need to be flexible and have all of their learning materials and resources with them wherever they go. That's what we heard from Blackbaud Tech Solutions Engineer, Anne Kellerman. Anne is also an educator. She spent many years as the IT Director and Upper School Head at...
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Stories of Giving: How to Hack a Hackathon

Sofia is currently the Program Manager for Customer Success Operations at TextbookHub. In this role, she spends her time overseeing the customer support team and developing procedures and documentation so that customer support, product development, sales and marketing work together harmoniously. Sofia, in a blue shirt, assisting a team at...
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How Can eBooks Help Schools Now

Digital textbooks offer schools a number of advantages – especially when they want to stay flexible for on campus, remote or hybrid schedules. We had the pleasure of interviewing Anne Kellerman, Tech Solutions Engineer at Blackbaud, via Zoom and learning about what matters to her as an educator and also...
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The Uncertainty Principle: Budgets and More

It doesn’t take a serious mathematician to know that textbooks are expensive.   We had the pleasure of interviewing Anne Kellerman, Tech Solutions Engineer at Blackbaud, via Zoom and learning about what matters to her as an educator and also as an advisor to schools about Blackbaud products.   ...
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Class Sizes, Booklists, and More: Preparing for – and Predicting – 2020-2021 Enrollment

Schools are teaching remotely and giving their students instruction and support while schools are shuttered, but what happens in the fall? Javier Jurado, founder of TextbookHub, is often talking with administrators at this time of year, prepping book lists and planning for fall. But those conversations are a little different...
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The #1 Answer Was Digital

Our private school customers faced hassles and devoted a lot of time to have textbooks ready on the first day of school. Access codes, scratch codes, and waits for digital – it was a lot of work for something that should be simple and streamlined. https://youtu.be/RvXQxxtf4do?rel=0 Javier Jurado, the founder...
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Uncertainty for Fall School Re-openings: A Look Into One School’s Approach

Carol Vila is Director of Technology at Belen Jesuit and she has shared her perspective with TextbookHub for this article. Belen Jesuit, located in Miami-Dade County, Florida, closed the doors to their campus in mid March. They released classes, and then held 2 days of training for faculty, on using...
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Stories of Giving: Volunteering with Girl Guides

Welcome Jenelle, who has been a software developer at TextbookHub since January 2020! Jenelle does full-stack development on TBH web applications, which means she takes care of maintaining software and helps fixing bugs. Jenelle's interest in volunteering is about creating supportive connections in the community, especially creating opportunities for girls...
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My Hope For Students

Javier’s hope for students today is that we can lift them up and really be a part of that. https://youtu.be/WYazIxTVFKk In this week’s interview, Javier speaks about his hope that technology can be there to support student questions, so that the next day teachers can start a meaningful and responsive...
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The Stories From Our Schools

“The schools that I’ve worked with – they are the inventors of TextbookHub.” That’s what Javier says about founding his company. “I wanted to be able to give these teachers, who take the time to put together beautiful digital content, a platform to do so.” Javier regularly meets with the...
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Going Digital Can Be That Easy

When speaking to teachers, Javier Jurado, the founder of TextbookHub, often finds them question if going digital really can be that easy. He knows it can be. https://youtu.be/cEtrctadar0 Javier’s mission is to ensure any school can transition to digital and use the tools to make the learning process easy. He...
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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...