Why go digital?

Why go digital? Good question! The response is easy: up to date resources, flexibility, differentiation for students, high interest, greener, and cheaper.  Why now? Many districts (like mine)will be adopting new textbooks next year, which makes it a great time to make the switch. If your school is serious about keeping costs down, but making scores go up then digital is a great solution.

Are you like me and need proof it is a great solution?  If that is the case read last week’s blog, where Bekka Stasny  told you about the pact she and I made to try to go digital for the rest of the year. The rest of the year we are keeping  a log of our experiences and doing research on the fly, that will give you an “in the trenches view” of going digital. We hope you will find it useful. This week I am going to give you some websites that you can look at that should be helpful in investigating if you would be interested in going digital. If you are going digital, add a comment on what you are up to digitally, and we can share the journey.

Going digital sites to check out:

http://thejournal.com/articles/2009/06/01/free-at-last.aspx

 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/09/education/09textbook.html

http://www.fno.org/sept02/slamdunk.html 

 

 

Comments

  1. Cheryl Watford

    Hey Tracy, I am anxious to see how the pact to go Digital turns out. I think with all the valuable resources out there in today’s internet savvy world, it would seem to be an easy target to gain! Have fun and can not wait to hear more!

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