How to Use Digital Textbooks in the Classroom [2021]

Laptops and tablets have become staple school supplies, just below number two pencils and erasers. With the growth of technology in the classroom, there have also been major advancements in digital textbooks. The digital version of textbooks has allowed for a more immersive and engaging experience for both the students and teachers.  While students are…

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Transitioning to an Online Classroom

Managing a quick temporary shift to online is possible with a blend of technology, materials and your creativity. We know many of our customers, K-12 private and parochial schools, are quickly shifting to online. The team at TextbookHub has developed some tips and features to help you manage the transition more effectively. Recording Your Lecture…

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What Does Interactive Teaching Look Like?

What does Interactive Teaching Look Like?

The nature of teaching is by definition interactive. It’s more than just using tech, it’s the possibility that together, students, teachers and tech can be more than the sum of the parts. Thank you Educators for the classroom perspective on tech! We’re learning from educators – thanks to everyone who shared their thoughts with us…

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Assessments

Assessments

For your online class, you can give low stakes mini-quizzes or unit tests for grades. Click “Quiz” You have an option of either making the quiz available at all time OR for a limited time. If you would like to make the quiz available for a limited time only, click on the calendar to choose…

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More Ideas for a Quick Transition to Online Teaching

If you haven’t reviewed or updated your syllabus, we recommend creating a clear and detailed syllabus. Reading assignments, homework, projects and quizzes should have due dates, descriptions and grading rubrics. More detail on your syllabus is helpful when moving to online teaching. Update your class page (LMS) with the best ways to contact you directly,…

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Check in on Student Progress

Checking In

To ensure students are keeping up with work, we recommend that you access the assessments from your school’s TextbookHub website. We love our schools and our teachers and we know you are supporting students each and every day. Thank you for all you do! Please send us your comments, corrections and creative ideas for moving…

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Make it Easy On Yourself-Add External Video

Adding Video

Using video from other sources is a great way to introduce more content into your online or flipped class and take the burden of recording off of you every day. YouTube: Click “Embed” to add a YouTube video. Copy and paste the link of a YouTube video you would like to add in the “Paste…

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Add a Note

Leaving Notes

You might want to add clarification or perspective on the reading – you can do that with a note embedded in your textbook. You might also consider adding notes for students as encouragement or celebration. Be creative! Select text where you want to place your note and in the tool-tip menu, click “Create overlay”. Select…

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