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Textbooks | Textbook Alternatives

11 Textbook Alternatives That Teachers Love

By: Chris Zook
October 31st, 2019

Textbooks are the #1 teaching tool used in the United States today. They’re timeless. They’re trusted. They’re the status quo. Because of this, a lot of teachers choose to stick with textbooks for all of their teaching needs. After all, if they worked for the previous generations, they’ll work for this generation too, right? Maybe! That’s a solid line of logic that teachers and administrators regularly consider. But they’re also antiquated, expensive, and out-of-date the minute they’re published.

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Textbooks

Infographic: Textbook Costs Skyrocket 812% in 35 Years

By: Chris Zook
September 7th, 2017

It’s no secret that textbook costs have escalated out of control. With new editions going for hundreds of dollars, outrageous prices have led to sub-economies in education focused on used textbook sales, textbook rentals, and even textbook piracy.

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Keeping Students Engaged in CTE: Part 1

Do you struggle to keep your students engaged during your lessons?

Download this free eBook to learn the Do's & Dont's of Student Engagement.

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Health Science | Textbooks | Diversified Health Occupations

The DHO Health Science Textbook vs. HealthCenter21: Which is Better?

By: Sarah Layton
January 5th, 2017

As a health science curriculum provider, we talk to thousands of health science instructors across the United States. When talking to these instructors, many of them are in search of new curriculum, but don’t know what would work best. Very often, these educators ask questions like: “Which curriculum is best? The Cengage DHO Health Science textbook or the HealthCenter21 eLearning curriculum?”

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Computer Applications | Microsoft Office | Textbooks

A Review of the 6 Best Microsoft Office 2013 Textbooks

By: Bri Stauffer
May 24th, 2016

Have you ever asked another elective teacher: “What Microsoft Office textbook do you use in your computer applications classes?” If you are teaching a middle school or early high school computer applications class, at some point you will need a new textbook to teach Microsoft Office 2013.

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