Aggregate, Curate and Create Your Own Textbook
The Journal's article: 5K-12 Ed Tech Trends for 2012 includes: ‘Beyond the Digital Textbook’ as one of the trends with the premise of adding interactivity to digital versions of textbooks. Apple has now partnered with the major textbook publishers with the newly unveiled iBooks Textbooks. There are a handful of textbooks available through iTunes at about $15. These books are constrained to be viewed using iBooks 2 in an iPad with Apple iOS 5. Moreover, it looks like Apple's new products do not allow social interactivity and collaboration. Several concerns about Apple's new enterprise have been voiced in the blogosphere. Is there an option for a free, relevant course companion? With information being ubiquitous, I believe that teachers can (and should) take control of their courses by creating their own interactive textbooks. The process of creating your digital textbook involves three steps: The first step is to gather the sources of information. Collaborate, collaborate, collaborate!
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