Introducing TECbook: Our approach to creating an eBook platform for education

by Ian Grainger
by Ian Grainger


Our primary intention when designing TECbook was for it to be easy to use for both teaching and learning. For us, ease-of-use is crucial. If you present someone with a complex product that has far too many features and options, it can be quite daunting. We wanted to make sure getting a student started didn’t require an I.T. department to intervene, or students to pre-register in any way. more “Introducing TECbook: Our approach to creating an eBook platform for education”

Check out our new classroom projects

Classroom Projects

by Emma Sewell
by Emma Sewell

In our mission to explore of all things educational we’ve begun to notice just how creative you teachers are getting in your classrooms! Not only are you helping children learn in the more traditional sense of the word, you’re pushing the boundaries and coming up with some fantastic new ways to keep your pupils engaged.

We’ve found some great ideas for classroom projects on more “Check out our new classroom projects”

Introducing Kerboodle

The Education Umbrella logo and Kerboodle logoRecently, we were excited to launch Kerboodle as a purchasable product on our website.

Our mission has always been to make school resource comparison and purchasing an easier and quicker process for our customers. more “Introducing Kerboodle”

Introducing Storyteller Interactive


When we spot an opportunity to make teachers’ lives easier (they’re hard enough already!) we tend to throw all we can at it. So we’re pleased to announce the launch of Storyteller Interactive, an exciting new online primary literacy resource built for the new national curriculum.

While making developments to our cloud platform last year, we realised that we were in a great position to create a new kind of classroom video resource more “Introducing Storyteller Interactive”

Site update: Buying books with multi-ISBN

by Angus Whiston
by Angus Whiston

Education UmbrellaOne of the most interesting aspects of an online business like Education Umbrella is that it’s constantly possible to gain new insights into how customers want to shop.

Some while ago it became clear that, at certain times of year and amongst certain audiences (school librarians in particular), the standard e-Commerce model of search-compare-select wasn’t always a perfect fit when buying school books.

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