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Creating your own eTextbooks for Common Core

Learn how to save your school money, create Common Core-aligned material

Creating your own eTextbooks for Common Core

Creating eTextbooks might be easier than you think.

In an effort to save schools and districts money that’s often spent on outdated textbooks, many of which are not aligned with the Common Core State Standards, innovative educators and administrators are using online resources to create customized eTextbooks.In a recent edweb.net webinar, “Create Your Own Textbooks for the Common Core,” Nicole Rothbauer, an intervention specialist for Salem City Schools in Ohio, detailed how her district didn’t want to spend money on old textbooks that didn’t reflect the Common Core State Standards.

“Common Core really pushes students to build a deeper understanding of content and effectively apply learning within and across disciplines,” she said. “It was time to take action.”

(Next page: Administrative support and first steps)

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  1. jpinto

    August 14, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Full Disclosure: I am Curriki’s CAO.

    Educators are also welcome to upload their etextbooks to Curriki, where we host over 51K free to use learning and teaching content from diverse content providers and educators from around the world.

    Check out our collection of etexbooks – download and go! http://www.curriki.org/xwiki/bin/view/Coll_jpinto/eTextbooks

  2. gyrhead

    August 14, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    No mention of CK12 and their eFlex platform? A serious omission.

  3. mathventure

    August 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I created my own eTextbook for Common Core! Mathventure for 3rd Grade is now available on iTunes. I did it!

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