All Blog Posts Tagged 'textbooks' (5)

Digital Textbook Idea Spreading

The Lone Star State has jumped into the move toward digital textbooks. A recent bill signed by Gov. Perry allows for school districts to have more flexible spending with their textbook money to incorporate technology. This will allow districts to invest in other ways that may be far more affordable adding more "bang for the buck". California and Texas usually set the trend for how education goes, due to their large populations. Here is the… Continue

Added by Steve Tanksley on June 29, 2009 at 10:26pm — No Comments

More on digital textbooks

ABC has a very comprehensive story on the Gov. Schwarzenegger's plan to switch to digital textbooks. For those into ed tech, it is a story to follow.



http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/Economy/story?id=7827997&page=1

Added by Steve Tanksley on June 21, 2009 at 7:08pm — No Comments

Get Off Textbooks

"By second quarter, I had scrapped the textbook and was teaching entirely using unabridged novels and plays. I didn't last long at the school, but at least in my time there my kids got a more authentic experience of literature..."

Read the whole post: Get Off Textbooks.

Added by Shelly Blake-Plock on June 11, 2009 at 7:26am — No Comments

Asimov's 'The Fun They Had' - How much longer and how do we avoid the pitfalls?

I remember reading The Fun They Had in the 6th grade and thinking how fantastic and unreal it seemed. Having just re-read it (do it; it'll take you less than 3 minutes) I'd say Asimov was right on the money, what with all the talk of singularity and this Web 2.0 stuff. But he was off a hundred and fifty years or so in just how long it would take for computers to… Continue

Added by Patrick Kutkey on December 16, 2008 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment

Disrupting Textbooks: cK12 and Flat World Knowledge

In Nyack NY, north of NYC, a seed is forming. Flat World Knowledge, a company bent on disrupting the textbook business, is getting ready to move into a private beta next spring with 10 textbooks in business and economics. Jeff Shelstad, CEO, and Eric Frank, CMO, left regular textbook publishing where, as of late, publishers are fighting to keep their head above water by jacking up prices and skewing the revision process. After hooking up with David Wiley and Brad Felix, the group decided to… Continue

Added by Michael Staton on December 11, 2008 at 2:36pm — No Comments

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