Over the years, EdTech has helped countless schools and students implement e-books in a way that works for them. In fact, many schools that were concerned about the complexity of the implementation process, as well as ones that had bad past experiences or were inconvenienced by having to use different platforms for different publishers, turned to us to solve their problems.
We sat down with Natalie Clark, Clothing Store Manager at San Joaquin Memorial High School, a private Catholic prep school in Fresno, California, to find out why her school chose to work with EdTech Solutions.
San Joaquin Memorial High School
Before you started working with EdTech, what was your biggest concern or hesitation?
My biggest concern was ordering books and having them fly at me from all different positions. We purchase the books for the students, and it was getting time consuming. It was a real juggling act at the beginning of the school year to get new books, lose old books, transfer between classes, get books to the IT people, and distribute them to students.
How did your perception change after you started working with EdTech?
I didn't have to juggle! EdTech did the ordering, set up the bookshelf, and automatically the books went to the students. We had some hiccups, but it was more on our end – teachers not knowing what they're doing, students using multiple passwords, things of that nature. But for me, it was a big weight off my shoulders.
What is one specific result or takeaway that you have after working with EdTech?
As far as ordering and distribution, it's made life a lot easier for me.
What would you say to someone who's thinking about partnering with EdTech, but is on the fence?
I'd highly recommend it! Get the contract signed early, know what your teachers want and confirm with them, so they don't push back with you once you get the books. If your teachers are informed and on board, it'll go so well! There are always a few things to iron out the first year, but it will go much smoother than doing it yourself.
Is there anything else that you'd wish to share that you haven't had a chance to share yet?
I was impressed with my rep at EdTech and their ability to work with me, and my IT staff, teachers, and counselors. Meeting them where they are and working at all the different levels so they could easily understand, made everything so much simpler.
At EdTech, we know that ebook implementation can be intimidating – especially if you’ve always done it a certain way. We make it a pleasant and positive experience for all involved! EdTech is the schools’ premier and modern-day choice for simplified, easy, and fast ebook implementation.
EdTech Solutions leverages education technology to improve learning by making it easy and simple for schools and students to manage and access individualized digital content on any device. EdTech’s cutting-edge approach to schoolwide ebook implementation and our innovative online platform and tools give school administrators and teachers the controls they need while providing students and parents with access to all their content on one easy-to-use platform with a single login, in most cases.
When you work with us, we create a personalized bookstore for your school where students can access and purchase their ebooks and textbooks on Shelfit.com. We also help publishers make their content available digitally to students on our robust multi-publisher ebook reader platform. We strongly believe that knowledge and good education should be available to all, and we are committed to developing and providing the online learning tools and modern services that make it possible.