We’ve found quite the Ted talk in light of schools returning today. Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a shift from standardised schools to personalized learning by creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.
If there is ever a place that will tempt me to go back to uni this is it. Studying under a palm tree and surfing after class. Yes please!
📸 Uni of Hawaii insta page
What a walk to class!!! Imaging wandering down here with an armload of textbooks. This is Cornell University.
📸: Cornell University Insta page
The Old Library at Christ’s College contains approx 50,000 early-printed books and manuscripts dating from the 11th century – including material from Charles Darwin.
📸 Cambridge Insta page
Mid-January is the beginning of the Back to School / Uni rush – which can be fun for stationery-addicts like me, but can also be a stressful time, with so many things to pay for all at the same time! Luckily, Booko can help lighten this load, and today we’ll show you how to join other savvy students in using Booko to find the best prices for your textbooks. What’s more, Booko has set-and-forget alerts and lists features that can help you organise future purchases!
Let’s start by checking the price of this Accounting textbook:
Booko’s standard search finds you the best prices for right now. The first list of prices (with an orange heading) is for New copies; if you are interested in Used / second-hand copies, just scroll further down, and copies available will be listed in the second table (with a purple heading). Don’t forget to check that you are searching for the correct edition!
Creating Alerts and Lists
For even better deals, Booko offers a set-and-forget Alerts and a Lists feature. Booko Alerts regularly checks the prices for your chosen items and will email you as soon as the price falls below the current (or a specified) level. It’s a great way to monitor for sales. To set an Alert, first search for the book you want – if possible, use the ISBN to confirm the correct edition.
Using the accounting textbook again as an example, the top listing on the Right is the current best price. To create an Alert, click the Add an Alert button below the Cover Image on the left side of the page. Set your preferred price – and you can set separate prices for new and used books. Then enter your email and click Add. Now all you need to do is wait for the Good News email!
If you are logged into your Booko account, you can set an Alert faster, because you won’t need to enter your email each time. A Booko account allows you to modify your alerts (delete or change target prices) more easily, as a list.
A Booko account also allows you to set up Lists. These help you sort and group the books you are watching for. To add a book to a list, click the Add to List button below the Cover Image (next to the Add an Alert button). This adds the book to your Wishlist (the default list for each Booko account). To create more lists, click on the My Lists tab on the Top Right of the page, then click the Manage Lists button.
The Manage Lists option has several nifty features – here you create new personalised lists (A), View/Edit or Delete existing lists, or Export list data in a spreadsheet-friendly format (B). Booko will also tell you whether you can buy all your list items from a single store (C) – and do a price comparison as well.
Booko Alerts and Booko Lists can help you minimise the time and money you need for your back-to-uni essentials – so that you’ll have more time to relax before Term / Semester starts!
Fancy walking to class and having this beautiful scene greet you? This little walkway is on the way to class at Stanford University.
📸 Stanford insta page
Imagine wandering to class through these flowers (not to mention into these beautiful buildings). This is Oxford University.
📸 oxford_uni insta page
What a staircase! This is the brand new Western Edge Biosciences Building at Melbourne Uni. Imagine studying in this space.
📸 @joeyyzc from the #unimelb insta page
This snap of Yale was taken by one of it’s students. Even though it is sunny here, the snow looks so inviting.
📸: Yale’s insta page
Wow! This is the Dunster House library at Harvard University which features a stunning rainbow of classics on its bookshelves. 📚
Pic: Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer for Harvard insta