Does the "Flexbook" model offer a real alternative to traditional textbooks?

  • Everyone is talking about a digital curriculum free of those hard copy textbooks

  • It really is time to investigate how a digital device in every child’s hand can transform learning

  • Why carry around an encyclopedia of books when that same print can be stored in a digital manner?

  • One group providing a free and open source alternative is the CK-12 Foundation

  • C-K12 is building an open-content, web-based collaborative model termed the “FlexBook

  • FlexBooks are customizable textbooks that teachers can use online,via  flash drives, CD’s, or as printed books

  • Teachers can even share FlexBooks with other educators and they can also customize them to fit their students, locality, standards, and current events

  • Since FlexBooks are online  they are kept  up to date much more easily than printed textbooks.

  • Currently, the Flexbook Library  contains 50 books with many more soon to be added

  • At this time are almost exclusively focused on math and science for middle-school and high-school students.

Posted from Diigo.

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