The Future of Textbooks - Here today

Session Description
This session will cover what I feel is the future of textbooks, where there are going and what is available now that can be used in the classroom today. Lots of sites will be covered and detailed. Noteable ones are: Khan Academy,, iBooks Author, Wikipedia,, and teacher created content. The session will cover how these sites and others can be used to supplement student learing using Common core standards and how the need for textbooks are really a thing in the past. With many schools going 1:1 or BYO, it is important to understand that students can not live in a world where all this stuff is digital- but there textbooks are still on paper -Goals for the sessioni is for teachers/admins to understand that this is coming and it is important to prepare and that student are living in this digital world and the textbooks have to catch up. Another goal would be that teachers see these resources and get some pratical ideas on how to use them in the classroom to supplement or even replace the textbooks. Questions addressed would be the why and how of using these resources.

  • Suggested audience: Educators, primary and secondary, IT leads, School and district leaders, People who support educators , People who support students
  • Prior experience or knowledge: Beginner (very new to this topic)
  • Time: 4:00 pm Eastern
  • Session hashtag: #techbooks
  • Conference hashtag: #pdinpjs
Name: Randy Damewood
Position: Director of Technology
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