Friday, April 6, 2012

Don’t Wait: The Do It Yourself NOW Digital Textbooks

April 5, 2012 - by Mike Shumake


FCC and Secretary Duncan Pave the Way



On March 29th, the FCC published an article highlighting points from a discussion between its Chairman Genachowski, Secretary of Education Duncan, and technology leaders across the country as they discussed some how-to’s of getting digital textbooks into schools across the country in the next five years. There are about 425,000 public high school students in the state of North Carolina, my home state, according to the NC Department of Public Instruction Fast Facts.

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Your Way Right Away

In my mind at the time, if the state to came up with a digital textbook process, that meant using an outdated program that would be miserable to work with like its HR program, Beacon, or its student data software, NC Wise. [snip] Knowing what I know now, I would have skipped the arduous task of creating a website; I would have used a Livebinder as my textbook. So cut the time-wasters from the bureaucrats at the top who think it needs to take 5 years, and sign up for a Livebinder account tonight to get started on your shift to the digital textbook today.[snip]

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1 comment:

  1. Apparently, as far as I can see today, there is no export mechanism for Livebinders. I hope this will be fixed but for now, this would rule it out as a curation tool for me.

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