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The ABCs of digital textbooks

If paper textbooks rhyme with green board, digital textbooks are beginning to rhyme with interactive whiteboard. In classrooms as in publishing houses, there is a lot of discussion about this transformation of teaching material. Is this the start of a new era?

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If paper textbooks rhyme with green board, digital textbooks are beginning to rhyme with interactive whiteboard. In classrooms as in publishing houses, there is a lot of discussion about this transformation of teaching material. Is this the start of a new era?

The book has been around for hundreds of years. It has been present on student desks since the beginnings of the Quebec school. In 2011, however, we are far from learning by heart passages from the small catechism or other traditional paper manuals. Digital tablets, interactive whiteboards, laptops, smart phones are increasingly used in the classroom. What does today's textbook look like?

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Times change ... and so do the equipment

Times are changing ... and so are teachers

Times change ... and so do the students

Times are changing ... for the better

Times change ... and constraints remain

Times are changing ... and teachers need to do it differently

Times are changing ... and IWBs are raining

Times are changing ... and the criteria must be redefined

Conclusion

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About the Author

Julie Beaupré
Julie beaupre
Julie is a primary ICT educational advisor and RÉCIT resource person at the Commission scolaire des Affluents. Also, blogger here and the.

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