Could Tablets Replace Textbooks?

Example of e-books replacing traditional books

By Domenique

Students often complain about heavy book bags because they are carrying many thick textbooks; however, the days of heavy book bags may be drawing to a close.

NY1 reported on a new solution to this problem in its “App Company Wants School Districts To Use Tablets As Free Textbook Libraries” story.  Net Texts is currently competing with Apple for control of digital textbooks. Apple is trying to replace textbooks with its app called iBooks Textbooks, but Net Texts is offering a free app with free textbooks.  Although some people question the idea of giving a child an iPad, Superintendent John Eriksen of the Diocese of Paterson, NJ says, “It’s fun, it helps teachers to teach and not have textbooks teach, and third it’s a great aggregator and organizer of lesson plans.” Net Texts is trying to upgrade the app so teachers will have access to their daily lesson plans via Net Texts.

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