A National Leader: The Digital Textbook
Because technology factors move at the speed of light, it is difficult to anticipate and plan for what’s down. The FCC Digital Textbook Playbook (http://www.fcc.gov/encyclopedia/digital-textbook-playbook) provides the best thinking and prognostications for educators as they grapple with decisions in this arena.
There are four major pillars in this work: ‘making the transition to digital’, ‘connectivity beyond school’, ‘connectivity at school’, and ‘device considerations’. Major considerations, purposes, strategies, recommendations for each area are provided in the context of here and now and the future.
In the Executive Summary of the Playbook, we restate President Obama’s message from his 2011 State of the Union address: “I want all students to be able to learn from digital textbooks.”
The digital resources visualized will be in states of constant evolution. They will engage a variety of technological and instructional come in an ever-evolving variety of technological and instructional distinctions to meet diverse student needs and interests. What they will have in common are digital devices that provide access to quality, interactive and personalized content that will But they will all have in common digital devices with access to rich, interactive, and personalized content that will include the primary toolset in digital learning.
I believe this is a rich resource for our nation. It surveys the best information from thought, industry and education leaders…definitely worth the read and use as a ‘go to’ playbook!