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Digital Textbooks: Has Their Time Come?

Alice Reilly
Social Studies Coordinator (Fairfax, VA)

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As the world increasingly utilizes technology in all aspects of life, schools must ensure that all students develop the digital literacy skills needed to become productive citizens. Digital textbooks are one way to ensure that process begins in education.  Read more »

Steven Mintz
Professor of History, Director of Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Teaching Center (Columbia University)

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A free online textbook [should] present the "big picture" and serve as a reference work, providing students with essential background, answers to student questions, and a framework for understanding.  Read more »

Neeru Khosla
Co-Founder and Executive Director (CK-12 Foundation)

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Do we dare take a new direction with the authorship and delivery of educational resources? We cannot afford not to.  Read more »

Meg Griffin
Elementary Teacher (Central Bucks School District, PA)

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An etext is not simply a digital copy of a paper text. Rather, it is a robust, fully interactive technology tool.  Read more »

Jennifer Courduff
Teacher/Educational Technologist (Etiwanda School District, CA), Adjunct Professor (Azusa Pacific University)

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For students with special needs, the time for digital textbooks came nearly a decade ago. Why is this taking so long?  Read more »

Matt Cone
Department Chair for Social Studies (Plano Senior High School, TX)

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Solving the "textbook problem" can create its own set of problems that teachers will still have to address.  Read more »

I am so ready for Digital

I am so ready for Digital Textbooks to start infiltrating schools. I am tired of talking about them and just want them to be a part of the learning environment.

It just NEEDS to happen now,

It just NEEDS to happen now, especially with all the budget cuts and demands that are being commanded to be met on a daily basis in the classrooms.

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