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Why Digital Textbooks?

Posted by on April 15, 2014

Since I’m a huge proponent of digital textbooks, I thought I’d share an infographic with you (compliments of What’s not to like about books that:

  • can be constantly updated
  • are interactive
  • offer lots of resources
  • provide supporting documentation for everything they include


How to Make the Jump to Digital

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Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-8 technology for 15 years. She is the editor of a K-8 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum, and creator of technology training books for how to integrate technology in education. She is webmaster for six blogs, CSG Master Teacher, an Amazon Vine Voice book reviewer, Editorial Review Board member for Journal for Computing Teachers, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, a columnist for, and a weekly contributor to TeachHUB. Currently, she’s editing a techno-thriller that should be out to publishers next summer.

4 Responses to Why Digital Textbooks?

  1. Therese

    Hello! I certainly agree – thanks for the infographic. Do you have any experience with particular publishers? I would love for our Middle Schoolers to have some digital textbooks next year but some of the prices are outrageous, with subscription fees. Does your school use them?

  2. Jacqui

    My school uses Everyday Math–with hugely expensive digital textbooks.

    The only other publisher I’m familiar with is Structured Learning–they publish my books. Their textbooks are all related to tech in ed.

    Good luck!

  3. tammy starkey

    Hello! I teach fifth-grade math and this is our first year with digital textbooks. We are using McGraw-Hill’s My Math and our 6-8th grades are using the sister company, Glencoe. I am very happy with the online capabilities and how my students are not only having fun while learning, but their keyboarding skills and general computer knowledge is growing by leaps and bounds! I wish we had made the jump earlier.

    • Jacqui

      Good to hear, Tammy. Thanks for sharing that. Most people–from what I hear–love digital textbooks (if not the price)

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