Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day. . . like there has to be a better way?

Digital Teaching Aids help you give your students the best learning experience—without sacrificing all of your free time to do it.

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Are We There Yet?

Using Digital Teaching Aids is like switching from printed-out directions to a GPS. You arrive at the same place—but the journey is less stressful.

No more . . .

  • staying after school to write on the chalkboard
  • hunting for examples that work
  • cramming teaching aids into limited storage space
  • printing and laminating photos
  • making your own charts, transparencies, maps, diagrams, etc.
  • using teaching aids that don’t match your textbooks & lesson plans
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More Time for You

Imagine cutting 20 hours a month off your lesson-prep time.

Teachers who started using Digital Teaching Aids have been able to spend more time with their families, read for fun, cook at home more, and get more sleep.

Saved at least three to five hours a week

I could easily see spending 30 minutes to an hour a day getting visuals or PowerPoints ready depending on how quick you are. Already having that done probably saved at least three to five hours a week from my time. . . . Quite frankly three to five hours on a composition week may be a little on the light side of the time I would save.
Ryan B., Principal & English 7 Teacher

More Ahas for Your Students

Make technology work for you with images, videos, and interactive webpages that seamlessly illustrate what you’re teaching.

Your students will be able to

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See complex concepts visualized

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Drag-and-drop words into a diagram

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Follow along with maps & timelines

And more!

I had my life back

I began using Digital Teaching Aids my first year of teaching grades 7–12 of English in a Christian school. I had students in every grade, and although I had been trained in PowerPoint and could make slides up pretty fast, there weren’t enough hours in the day to prep a good PP presentation for each grade. And all it took was the administrator asking me to teach Science 7 last-minute as well—I began to crack. The first couple days, I was going to bed around 2 a.m. with six good grammar PowerPoints for the next day. But it wasn’t sustainable. (In English class alone, I still had Spelling, Poetry, Literature, and Composition to prep for!)
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I complained about my life to one of my friends—who, coincidentally had been one of the developers of Abeka’s first English DTAs. She sent me some links, which I practiced with that night before pitching the idea to my administrator the next morning. With DTAs, all I had to do was figure out how the tech worked at the beginning, familiarize myself with the material the night before, then in class—just drag and drop. I had my life back.

If I’d been teaching fewer English classes, or had a mentor teacher sharing materials with me, maybe I’d have had a great first year without the DTAs. But English is the jumbo jet of the subjects. It’s the big hybrid. I needed a way to lighten my load, to simplify the process. Using DTAs in grammar did that for me.

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Lauri Lou J., English 7–12 and Science 7 Teacher

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More Cash in Your Pocket

Digital Teaching Aids start at only $7.50 (for Music Theory I).

And they’re yours forever.

Year after year, you’ll be able to pull them up on your Abeka dashboard or download them on as many devices as you like.

FAQs

What presentation software can I use with Digital Teaching Aids?

Digital Teaching Aids are broadly compatible with your favorite presentation software that supports .jpg, .wmv, .mov, .mp4, and .flv file formats, whether you’re running the software on a computer, tablet, or other mobile device.

What are the computer systems recommendations for downloading Digital Teaching Aids?

Minimum system recommendations are a DSL Internet connection and an updated version of Internet Explorer (IE 10+), Chrome, Safari, Edge, or Firefox.

Are Digital Teaching Aids interactive?

Some DTAs (such as English) are interactive, but most have a combination of animations, videos, and static images.

Can I share my Digital Teaching Aids?

You can use your Digital Teaching Aids as many times as you’d like in your classroom, but they can’t be shared with others or used in advertising, books, catalogs, commercial use, eBooks, editorials, electronic templates, e-mail, logos, magazines, mobile apps, product packaging, publishing/public display, software, with items for sale, or on websites.

What’s included in my purchase?

Your purchase will include Digital Teaching Aids corresponding to the textbook you’ve chosen. You can use your Digital Teaching Aids for any classroom application as many times in the years ahead as you’d like.

How do I use Digital Teaching Aids?

Here’s a quick look at how to get started. With your purchase, you’ll also get a detailed step-by-step guide.

How do I put Digital Teaching Aids on an iPad?

  • Save the DTA to the computer using the MP4 options provided by the Abeka website.
  • Open iTunes on the computer and through the Menu, select Add File to Library.
  • Find and select the DTA from where you saved it on your computer. Then the DTA will be saved in the Home Videos section of iTunes.
  • Connect iPad and sync.