What is it? Net Texts allows students to replace their textbooks with customized multimedia courses delivered to their iPad, Android tablet, or laptop. Teachers can use the Content Management website to select existing courses or to create new courses by mixing and matching items from the library with their own educational material. Students can use the iPad or Android app to download and use these courses, filled with videos, slideshows, eBooks, PDFs, text, audiobooks, and web links.
Best for: High school students
Requirements: iPad version requires iOS 4.3 or later. Android version requires Android 4.0 and up.
Features: Net Texts researchers have built courses using open educational resources covering math, science, language arts, social studies, foreign languages, and more. Courses contain teacher-created material, as well as Creative Commons-licensed material and other OERs from the web. The app allows for enabled background playback of video and audio items, and users can continue viewing items, navigating courses and units, and taking notes while an audio or video item plays. Net Texts also has school-specific collection pages. Schools can add courses used in their classes, so students can find and download their course material.
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