Monthly Archives: November 2015

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

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Starting Wednesday, November 25th and ending December 1st, we will be hosting a BIG sales in our eStore.  Many of your favorite publishers have marked down their products!

You can save:

ECO Publishing77% off all products
ECO

Knowledge Box Central75% off all products
KBC

Classroom Complete Press50% off all products
CCP

Educational Impressions – 50% off all products
EDI

Rainbow Horizons Publishing50% off all products
RHP

Tiny Hands Learning50% off all products
THL

Ready-Ed Publications50% off all products
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On The Mark Press – 30% off all products
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Lorenz Corporation – 30% off all products
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Milliken Publishing – 30% off all products
EMP

Teaching & Learning Company – 30% off all products
ETL

S&S Learning30% off all products
SSL

Primary Concepts20% off all products
PRI

Hurry.. don’t miss this opportunity to save.  You won’t see prices like this again for another year!

Around the Net: 21st Century Education

Recently I had the opportunity to visit a school in a small town on the easter coast of the big island of Hawaii.IMG_3864

I was there only as an observer but was genuinely amazed by what I witnessed. This Elementary school of approximately 800 students grades PreK – 5th was pressing forward with the passion to prepare their students for the future. On the occasion of my visit, the school was conducting a parent night, allowing parents to see for themselves the various ways the school was using technology to inspire a passion for learning in their children. During the general presentation,  administrators spoke about the process and various decisions that they made.  The session was opened by showing a video, “What is 21st Century Education?” (created by EduAlert)

Just a few interesting facts provided in the video:

  • In the past 5 years the digital universe has grown by 1000%
  • 46% of teachers say their homework requires technology
  • 94% of students say they use technology to do homework
  • Many of the top jobs in 2012, didn’t exist in 2002!
  • Many of the jobs your students will have don’t even exist yet!
  • Students will use technologies that haven’t been invented yet, to find solutions for problems that haven’t emerged.

With the overall thought that,

Today, teachers must be innovators, mentors, entrepreneurs, motivators, illuminators, catalysts because preparing students for the 21st century isn’t just about technology or skills for the global economy. The 21st century education is about creativity, culture awareness, problem solving, innovation, civic engagement, communication, productivity, collaboration, accountability, exploration, initiative, responsibility, leadership and making your classroom as dynamic as the world around us.

The school also invited an education specialist to speak to the parents as well. This educational specialist was on campus to work directly with the staff in guiding and assisting them as they adapted their new technology to their classroom.

He also spoke about how much technology has changed our lives and the way we do things.  Giving a simple but fun example of how he and his wife used to have fun debating various facts about the current song on the radio.  Not so many years ago, the debate would rarely be resolved.  Today, with a simple question to a smart phone the debate is settled in seconds.  This revealed the fact that we literally hold a wealth of information in our hands.

He then moved on to talk about how, as the video also pointed out, that today’s classroom has changed to adapt to the times.  Technologies such as white boards and tablets to deliver lessons and worksheets for students to complete.

All this, really brought home to me the importance of what we do in the educational field. So much responsibility rests on the shoulders of the classroom teacher!  It has renewed our passion here at TecKnoQuest, LLC to deliver the best quality products, in hope to make their task easier! We know that each of you are also dedicated to this goal yourselves and because of your diligence… we are able to do what we do!  Thank you!

Reseller News – November 2015

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Issue: November 2015

In this edition:

Top Selling Titles

Click on the link above to see the Top Ten selling products for October 2015

The Case for Keeping Handwriting Practice in Our Schools

See the latest article shared by Evan-Moor Publishing

ADBO Publishing: no longer available

We are sad to announce that ABDO Publishing will no longer be a part of the TecKnoQuest Publisher family.  Please click on the link above for more information on how this will effect you and your customers.

Updates to Publisher products

Lorenz Educational Press updated 208+ titles

Teacher Created Resources updated 140+ titles

Evan Moor Educational Publishers updated 107+ titles

Teacher Discovery updated 5+ titles

On The Mark Press updated 25+ titles

Carson Dellosa Publishing updated 20+ titles

Be sure to check out their publisher pages for information on all their products

Ads for your store, school or website

Check out more information about purchasing ads on our blogs and customer newsletters.

On the Blog

See all the latest information right here on our blog, link this great article found “Around the Net”

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Please click on the corresponding links above for each article included in this month’s newsletter.

To view an online version of the newsletter please click here.

Publisher Newsletter – November 2015

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Issue: November 2015

This is a condensed version of the latest newsletter.  To see this newsletter in online form, please see the link below or click on the header above.

In this edition

Upcoming Sales

Get more details on upcoming sales opportunities.

On the Blog

Click on the link above to see the Top Ten selling products for October 2015

On Our Customer Blog

In previous newsletters, and this this one as well, we’ve made a call out to all publishers to help us promote you.  Click no the link above to see one publishers response to this call.  See below for more details on how you can also get involved. *Please note that this article was posted in it entirety to the blog and then also published in our customer newsletters.

Help us promote your products

Avertise on our multiple newsletters and blogs. Share magazine articles or online newsletters, write a post for our blogs, share posts from your blogs or buy an ad spot on our newsletters & blogs.

Advertise on our multiple newsletters

Get specific information about purchasing an ad spot on our multiple blogs and newsletters.

• Release new products?

Did you release new products for the fall or upcoming winter season?
Have you created digital editions of those new products?
Have you uploaded them to our warehouse?

Studies have shown that publishers that update their product offerings regularly are more apt to sell their products. So be sure to keep our warehouse up to date with your latest products.

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Please click on the corresponding links above for each article included in this month’s newsletter.

To view an online version of the newsletter please click here.

Publisher Sales Opportunities – November 2015

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November:

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale:

The largest shopping day of the year is right around the corner. Customers will wait all year to purchase on this day. Buying gifts for Christmas but even things for themselves. This includes teachers & educators.

Last year we were excited about the many publishers who participated in our sale, some discounting their products up to 75% off, making this one of our most successful sales of the year!

We would love to spotlight your products on this BIG shopping weekend! If you would like to participate in this sale by discounting your products, please contact us at [publishers @ tecknoquest.com]
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November & December

Publisher Sponsored Sale – many dates available!
Contact us at [publishers @ tecknoquest.com] if you would like more information about hosting a sale on your products.

Resellers: Watch your inbox for emails regarding the details of any or all publisher sales, as these savings will be passed along to you when they are finalized.  You can also check back on the blog for more information as well.

ABDO products – no longer available

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Attention All Resellers:

ABDO Publishing Company products will no longer be available in our warehouse after November 30, 2015*.

Warehouse Client Resellers:

Watch your data feeds. If you are selling ABDO products in your eStores, please be sure to update our feeds by December 1, 2015 so that your product listings will be correct. All customers purchasing ABDO products from your eStore after that date will be denied download access. Customers will be able to download all purchases until November 30th.

eBookDestination & Enhanced eStore Resellers:

ABDO products will be automatically removed from your eStore inventory. Please be sure to remove any ABDO products listed on your business websites or inventory lists.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please contact us.

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We are sorry to see ABDO leave our publishing family, however, we understand that sometimes a shift in focus is needed.  We wish them much success moving forward.

*this has been requested by the publisher and is within their rights to do so.  

Top Selling Titles -October 2015

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These are the top-selling titles for October 2015

1. Mathematics: Drill and Practice, (Grades 1-6)

hspa284rby Hayes School Publishing

Skill and problem solving activities with equal emphasis on skill and concept development. Ideal supplement for any current text. Rounding numbers, solving equations, least common multipliers, multiplying, dividing, fractions and mixed numbers, decimals, problem solving, percents, geometry, and more.

Our price: $5.65

2. A Butterfly’s Life (eBook)

sed14587by Shell Education

In this engaging nonfiction book, early readers are introduced to the life cycle of a butterfly. Readers will be captivated by the vivid photographs of the butterfly’s life, and informative text.

Standard eBook – Our price: $4.74
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $7.11

 

3. Hurricanes by Carol Ryback and Jayne Keedle

gar9781433918551by Gareth Stevens Publishing

Hurricanes are some of the deadliest storms on Earth. The worst hurricanes bring heavy rains, damaging winds, and powerful waves. A hurricane can reshape a coastline and destroy entire cities. In this book, you’ll get a look at how hurricanes form, the destruction they cause, and what to do if one strikes your area! Lexile 770

Our price: $8.50

4.  Destiny Quest: A Guide for Educators (Grades 3-12)

edu0002by ED-ucation Publishing

This educator’s guide is a comprehensive tool for your classroom or learning community to help get the most out of your Destiny Quest experience. This guide includes: a simple step-by-step guide to understand the components of Destiny Quest, sample lesson plans that follow the U.S. Common Core State Standards, a complementary website complete with extension activities, printable worksheets, assessments and how-to videos.

Our Price: $9.49

5. The Mystery at Jamestown (Real Kids Real Places Series)

gal9780635080578by Gallopade International

Christina, Grant, Mimi, and Papa travel to Jamestown, Virginia and learn that “founding” a new nation is no easy task! During Jamestown’s Quadricentennial Celebration, there’s plenty of history, mystery, legend, lore, lost bones, and more!

Our Price: $7.59

 

6. Holiday Graph Art

tcr0093coby Teacher Created Resources

Mystery pictures with a variety of themes magically appear as students follow directions for coloring graph paper squares. Students develop graphing skills while having fun.

Standard eBook – Our price: $8.54
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $13.29

 

7. Sing Down the Moon: A Literature Guide for Classroom Use

tcr0432coby Teacher Created Resources

This eBook is filled to the brim with fun classroom activities, games, worksheets, and unit tests, making it an indispensible tool to teach well-known literature. Students will be engaged while developing important skills, such as a familiarity with vocabulary, sequencing, characterization, and more. Reproducible pre- and post-reading cross-curricular lessons involve ideas that are optimal for core literature and individualized reading.

Our price: $9.49

8. The Giver: A Literature Guide for Classroom Use

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This spelling series is based on phonics which many teachers feel is the most effective way for children to learn to spell. This book contains eighteen lessons and is thematic in its approach to spelling. It covers spelling rules, words ending with the “shun” sound, the “schwa” sound, the “chur” sound, prefixes, suffixes, compound words, silent consonants, double consonants, homophones, occupations and more.

Standard eBook – Our price: $9.49
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $14.24

9. Boosting Comprehension for Grades 4-6: Quick Cloze Passages

sch9780545301107by Scholastic

Help students become active participants in the reading process with engaging, fill-in-the-blank, fiction and nonfiction passages. Students tap prior knowledge, use context clues, and sharpen critical thinking skills to fill in the missing words from a companion list. Includes Flesch-Kincaid readability levels to help teachers choose passages that best meet students’ needs. Flexible and easy to use for independent practice, small groups, or homework. Great for assessment and test prep!

Standard eBook – Our price: $10.44
Enhanced eBooks – Our price: $15.19

10. Spelling: Building Skills

emc2707iby Evan-Moor Educational Publishers

Revised Edition

Easily build spelling skills! Evan-Moor’s popular series is a teacher favorite and perfect for developing your students’ spelling competencies. Each individual digital resource contains 30 spelling units – each individual unit a comprehensive compilation of grade-level word lists, reproducible practice activities, targeted skills, and dictation sentences. Also included are spelling strategies, teaching ideas, an answer key and even more reproducible forms, including forms for record keeping and weekly testing.

Our price: $20.89

Honorable Mentions:

My Brother Sam Is Dead Close Reading and Text-Dependent Questions (Great Works Series)
by Teacher Created Materials Today
Our Price: $2.36

The Pigeon Books Vocabulary Activities (Great Works Series)
by Teacher Created Materials Today
Our Price: $3.31