Digital Texts Symposium
May 1, 2013
US educational leaders have advocated that all K-12 students use digital textbooks by 2017. Many schools have already adopted 1-1 initiatives for digital devices (laptops, tablets, smartphones) and others are implementing BYOD policies, so students are equipped with tools that will make utilizing digital resources possible.
These exciting and modern initiatives beg these important questions: What is the quality of digital materials available in the K-12 market? What resources provide exemplary experiences for students and teachers? Can school networks support media-rich digital texts on their current WI-FI infrastructures or do districts even have robust WIFI available in their buildings? How much will it cost to incorporate digital textbooks into the curriculum? How do teachers manage classrooms where students have access to multiple resources continuously?
These are some of the questions that will be explored at EDHD’s Digital Texts Symposium on Wednesday, May 1. Presenters will include digital texts developers and publishers, as well as K-12 teachers and administrators. Exploratory, hands-on sessions will be offered, allowing educators to evaluate the usefulness and meaningfulness of various formats. Learn how to author your own digital texts. Mark your calendars and plan to spend the day exploring the world of digital texts!
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Link to DTS Evaluation: http://tinyurl.com/bgsudts
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor
Soloway writes:"Speeding past Steve Jobs’ Post-PC Era into the Age of Mobilism, we can foresee how, by 2015, each and every student in America’s K-12 classrooms will be using their own mobile computing device with those devices engendering most disruptive transformation in education in 150 years. Classrooms will move from today’s “I Teach” teacher-centric and, by and large, ineffective and boring pedagogy to a “We Learn” pedagogy where the teacher learns along with the students, mastering content and practicing the key 21st century skills. Flipping the classroom is only the beginning; mobile technologies extend the classroom to support all-the-time, everywhere learning, to support the linking of the abstract ideas explored inside the classroom to the real world of people, places, things outside the classroom. And, most importantly make no mistake: THIS CHANGE IS INEVITABLE."