Nice little paper from the US on the benefits of eBooks in schools. It’s this simple, ideas approach that we need in the UK, not these tedious long-winded reports from quangoland. Real progress is being bogged down by tedious inclusion debates, obsessions with classroom fixtures like Whiteboards and a chronic case of talk, talk,talk and no action.
This well written paper focuses on one piece of technology, explores the benefits, has clear recommendations and sets you thinking.
Texts updatable, paper books are not
Huge numbers of classics can be available for free
Easy to distribute textbooks
Teachers can provide assignments, quizzes etc
Environmentally sound, saves loads of paper/trees
Healthy – less back/shoulder strain
Saves money for student, school and taxpayer
Thanks to Andy Black for this link.