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Teacher Tips: Rest, Relax, Restore

After a long year of ups and downs, summer comes at a very welcoming time. Our teachers have expanded their everyday knowledge of teaching to include online learning, zoom meetings, extra emailing, internet collaborating, etc.  Now it’s time for our teachers to rest, relax, and restore. We have put together some ideas to help restore…

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Transitioning to an online classroom

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...
Learning Beyond Texts

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...
Kara Prinzo at TextbookHub

Kara Prinzo joins 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...
What is the Future of Textbooks?

Making a shift to eTextbooks

We asked independent school educators to talk about the future of textbooks at the NAIS Conference in Philadelphia. From traveling for sports, to meeting students digital expectations, teachers shared their perspectives with us. https://youtu.be/7v6oR_KN5Ak We’re learning from educators – thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts with us at TextbookHub!...
How does technology impact students

How Does Technology Impact Students?

Technology, for these teachers, is not an end in itself. https://youtu.be/GP5-wLixhTU 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...
How does technology affect teachers?

How Does Technology Impact Teaching?

We asked independent school educators at the NAIS Conference in Philadelphia to talk about how technology impacts teachers. https://youtu.be/QN7C0jBa2YI 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...