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Cool Tool | pivotED from Capstone

pivotEd leverages Capstone’s rich content by offering more than 500 pre-built lessons for grades 3 through 6. Each lesson is based on a Capstone text and an ebook is included with the lesson. All lessons and titles have been correlated … Continue reading

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Very Social Studies

A Texas teacher’s perspective on her unique students and their shift to digital textbooks. GUEST COLUMN | by Stacy Brown I am a sixth grade Social Studies teacher for Burkburnett Independent School District in Burkburnett, Texas. My district is blessed, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | VitalSource Content Studio

Since its launch last year, VitalSource Content Studio™ has proven to be a growing interactive authoring resource for publishers, numerous higher education and K-12 institutions, as well as corporations and professionals looking to create training content for their employees. They output … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | SmartBook from McGraw-Hill Education  

SmartBook, by learning science company McGraw-Hill Education, is a digital version of a course textbook – with a twist. SmartBook delivers the same content as a traditional textbook, but unlike a typical e-book, SmartBook actively tailors that content to the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Discovery Education’s Science Techbook

The first of Discovery Education’s series of award-winning digital textbooks that are now currently used by more than 3 million students in all 50 U.S. states and several Canadian provinces is their Science Techbook™. Originally launched in 2009, the Science … Continue reading

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The Right Kind of Growth in Greenville County

With dynamic digital content and personalized learning, a district embraces transition. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Jeff McCoy has reason to smile. Anyone with a big purpose, an inclusive vision, and who is making great headway with plenty of help from … Continue reading

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Death of the Textbook, Really

Will a new business model accelerate the digital revolution in course materials? GUEST COLUMN | by Ryan Petersen and Jared Pearlman For nearly two decades, industry commentators have heralded the impending death of the physical textbook. The prediction is rooted … Continue reading

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Trends | Turning the Page Digital

The tide is turning on the $8 billion textbook market that has had its hold on budget-strapped schools. Increasing numbers of schools and districts are turning to digital content alternatives to open up new ways of teaching and put their … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Social Studies Techbook

This cool tool brings history to life with an innovative multimedia reference library that links key documents to people and places; interactive maps, digital explorations and activities; primary source documents; and informational text. It engages all learners through multiple reading levels … Continue reading

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Water on Mars

The amazing new world of interactive learning GUEST COLUMN | by David Straus Why Interactive Imagine you grew up in the 70’s, aka “the television generation”. Television as an interactive medium was your daily experience. Then one day, someone took … Continue reading

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Trends | Infographic: How to Make the Jump to Digital

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Trends | Infographic: The Open Textbook Challenge

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Trends | Infographic: Adoption Rates of New K-12 Teaching Styles

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Trends | Infographic: US Students Prefer Digital Over Paper Textbooks

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Trends | Innovation in Education

Click closer to scan this sketch and you just might learn something new. If anything, you’ll get a peek into the value of what a “graphic facilitator” can provide to a discussion. This was part of a twitter stream associated … Continue reading

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Who Needs Ed Reform Anyway?

CLASSROOM 21 | by Greg Limperis Whatʼs all this talk about tech-fueled education reform lately, anyway? Why change anything? Why can’t kids simply learn like we did when we were little? Look, I turned out okay and I never had … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Apple Reinvents the Textbook

Students can access over 20,000 education apps on their iPads. There are now more than 1.5 million iPads in use in education institutions. Now, with iBooks 2, students get a new textbook experience with their iPads, iPod touch, iPhone. You … Continue reading

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Interview | Osman Rashid Thinks You Ought to Kno

What’s the number one best-selling education app for the iPad? Osman Rashid is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Kno, where he develops company strategy and products to make learning engaging, effective and social for students—and he has the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Discovery Education Science Techbook

From Discovery Education comes a technology tool built from scratch to address state and core standards for science education. Discovery Education Science Techbook is a primary instructional resource for elementary and middle school classrooms that appeals to digital natives with … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Chegg Goes Digital

Students heading back to college and purchasing their books may have a slightly lighter load to carry: textbook rental giant Chegg is going digital, and will be steadily rolling e-textbooks on its platform offering millions of both print books and … Continue reading

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