digital textbooks

Video Games and the Future of the Textbook

Video Games and the Future of the Textbook

| August 15, 2014 | 16 Comments

Curriculum designers are rethinking not only the textbook, but educational content delivery in general.

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For Public Schools, the Long and Bumpy Road to Going Digital

For Public Schools, the Long and Bumpy Road to Going Digital

| August 12, 2014 | 10 Comments

Despite every best intention, the transition to digital isn’t quite here yet.

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In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library?

In the Digital Age, What Becomes of the Library?

| May 31, 2013 | 22 Comments

The main reason most parents go to libraries is to get books for their kids. So what becomes of the magic of being surrounded by books when e-readers become more prevalent?

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Amplify’s New Tablet Hits the Market

Amplify’s New Tablet Hits the Market

| March 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

Along with the big release last week of Amplify‘s tablet, produced by the education arm of media conglomerate News Corp, came details of the product that will vie for a spot in the growing education tablet market. Amplify’s tablet runs on the Android platform and comes pre-loaded with a curriculum that’s aligned to Common Core State […]

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Why College Students Still Prefer Print Over E-Books

Why College Students Still Prefer Print Over E-Books

| September 14, 2012 | 12 Comments

Flickr: wohnai By Katrina Schwartz College students may seem to be well-equipped to learn in a wired world, but despite the enormous growth of tablets, e-readers and digital textbooks, they still prefer heavy, expensive print books. These were the results of a pilot program created to understand why students have been slow to adopt digital […]

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Five Smart Habits to Develop for Back to School

Five Smart Habits to Develop for Back to School

| August 13, 2012 | 7 Comments

By Ben Stern, EdSurge The enemy of innovation and growth is routine. These auspicious weeks before the school year commences are the perfect time to create a new routine that will ensure innovation in your instruction and growth as an instructor. Here are some idea for those who want to take advantage of these next […]

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Publishers and Libraries Clash Over E-Books

Publishers and Libraries Clash Over E-Books

| June 27, 2012 | 2 Comments

By Jenny Shank A new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project, Libraries, Patrons, and E-books, offers a glimpse at the current state of American libraries and finds them eager to lend e-books but struggling to do so, primarily because of budget limits and restrictions publishers place on e-book lending. Of America’s 9,000 […]

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Which Device Will Win the Tablet Battle?

Which Device Will Win the Tablet Battle?

| May 8, 2012 | 16 Comments

By Frank Catalano The future of tablets in our schools may not be coming from Cupertino. Or even the U.S. Despite the craze around Apple’s iPad, it’s only been two years since the device was introduced, and that may not be enough time to separate fad from trend over the long term in education. And […]

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Changing Policies On Digital Books Wreak Havoc on Libraries

Changing Policies On Digital Books Wreak Havoc on Libraries

| May 7, 2012 | 3 Comments

By Jenny Shank Public libraries are a major hub for Americans to gain access to e-books and other digital resources. But the nation’s recent economic troubles and the transition to digital books are creating major difficulties for these public institutions. Last month, the American Library Association released its annual State of America’s Libraries Report, and […]

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Ernest Hemingway Meets “This American Life”: the New English Lit Class

Ernest Hemingway Meets “This American Life”: the New English Lit Class

| February 10, 2012 | 14 Comments

By Stephen Chupaska What will e-readers do to the time-honored tradition of scribbling notes in the margins and underlining passages in print books? Remains to be seen how quickly college students will adopt e-books on a mass scale. Thorny issues over who can use the books when students rent digital versions, how the growing movement […]

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