Teaching with ActiveBooks

ActiveBooks are eBooks based on Student Books, Teacher Guides, Revision Guides or other Pearson Education titles. They are mainly available in two varieties: Front-of-Class Books, and Student Books.

In the right place?

This article focuses on Front-of-Class ActiveBooks. For the student equivalent, see the following guide:

ActiveBooks for front-of-class teaching are designed to cover what the students see in their corresponding textbooks (or ActiveBooks), while adding in hotspots for relevant teaching resources and zoom areas to aid in presenting the books in high detail.

Front of Class books are found in the Teacher books tab of the course series page in the Library.

What can you do with Front of Class books?

Hotspot icons connect to homework exercises, videos, animations, audio clips, downloadable files, and more.

Hotspot Icons used in ActiveBooks

Some Front of Class books include links to quickly create subject-related homework tasks for your students.

A toolbar lets you quickly share a link to the current page, annotate the book, and jump to a specific page or section.

Did you know?

Hotspot resources and zoom areas also provide a specialised toolbar, which includes the Share with student device button. This feature, marked with a tablet-like icon, creates a special link to whatever resource or activity you have open, allowing you to quickly share resources with your students in class.