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Boundless as a free text option

How it works

Boundless is a new, free open source textbook replacement or alternative service designed for university students. But it may be a part of the solution for many of us in high schools unable to keep up with the rising cost of textbooks and the aging of our own limited print resources. The service connects college [...]

Discussing the future of the textbook. Add your voice!

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Despite a stupid broken knee, I’ve found a way to get down to Silver Spring, MD tomorrow for Discovery Education’s Beyond the Textbook Forum. I am honored to be among a small group of teachers and thinkers I truly admire, but I am conscious of the fact that Karen (my dear generous friend and driver) [...]

How to grow a “textbook”

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Here’s a cross post of piece I am writing for Tech & Learning: Last week a young colleague wrote to me with a dilemma.  Her high school was cutting funds for textbooks.  Teachers were panicked.  She wanted to help.  She phoned and we brainstormed some strategies.  It occurred to me that others might want to [...]

eCurriculum and eTexts

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A couple of days ago a post on Curriki inspired me to take another look at the world of digital texts.   I got so inspired that I pulled together a little digital text pathfinder for our high school faculty.  Immediately, I got positive response. In two or three years since I started dreaming about the [...]