Digital Textbooks are Coming to Schools

Digital textbooks are coming to schools in an effort to save money and promote the use of technology.  One difficulty yet to be overcome is the lack of internet access for some students at home. In Wake County North Carolina 35,000 middle school students will log into...

Digital Textbooks – The Future For Most Schools

I’m sure every parent can relate to this scene. Your young, fit high schooler, lumbering home with a backpack full of weighty textbooks. This can be terrible for your child’s back and moral. They are literally carrying the weight of their schoolwork on...

Digital Textbooks On The Horizon For All Schools

The Obama administration is asking every U.S. school to accelerate the transition to digital textbooks.  Obama’s goal: digital textbooks for every student by 2017. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski and Education Secretary Arne Duncan...

Digital Resources Expand Learning Beyond Textbooks

Teachers and students are discovering that digital resources expand learning beyond textbooks. When students research projects, they are likely to use websites, digital libraries, and open source options.  Textbooks at one time were the standard for most classes to...