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From Paper to Pixel

Title: From Paper to Pixel: Digital Textbooks and Florida's Schools.
Name(s): Mardis, Marcia A., author
Everhart, Nancy, author
Smith, Daniella, author
Newsum, Janice, author
Baker, Sheila, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2010
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Digital textbooks will soon be part of every classroom in the United States. This trend accompanies an imperative for schools to facilitate 21st century learning in which educators prepare students to learn and live productively in a global society where accurate and current information is a meaningful part of everyday learning. As technology and the Internet have gained presence in classrooms, instructional materials and activities have become digitally rich. The use of digital textbooks is rapidly gaining ground in education. While colleges and universities have moved headlong into digital textbooks as a means to reduce costs for students, K-12 education is venturing cautiously, but steadily, into using digital textbooks. State laws, many of which have been rewritten to include digital content as an acceptable use of state textbook funding, will serve as catalysts that spur the transition to digital textbooks School librarians can provide school-wide leadership to assist students, teachers, and parent concerns when transitioning to digital textbooks. Working in collaboration with teachers, school librarians promote comprehension through questioning, clarifying, seeking meaning, and discussion. Digital textbooks may represent a way to continue advocacy for the importance of reading as well as for the school librarian's leadership role in technology integration.
Identifier: FSU_migr_slis_faculty_publications-0011 (IID)
Keywords: Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Instructional Materials, Adoption (Ideas), Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Leadership, Elementary Secondary Education, School Libraries, Librarians, Disabilities, Access to Information, Learner Engagement
Note: This white paper was produced by the Florida State University PALM (Partnerships Advancing Library Media) Center.
Subject(s): Information science
Library science
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: iSchool Faculty Publications.

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Mardis, M. A., Everhart, N., Smith, D., Newsum, J., & Baker, S. (2010). From Paper to Pixel: Digital Textbooks and Florida's Schools. Retrieved from