Experts share tips on digital textbook transition

Moderated by Kevin Hogan, eSchool News, Editor-at-Large

A brief recap of our webinar discusses how some schools are making the transition to digital textbooks–and why the switch is worth it

digital-textbook-webinarsOn Feb. 25, eSchool News hosted a webinar with Michael Roth, superintendent of Salisbury Township school district in Allentown, Pa., Mark Benigni, superintendent of the Meriden Public Schools in Connecticut, and Barbara Haeffiner, also from Meriden Public Schools.

During his presentation, Roth explained that his main goal in using digital textbooks and other ed-tech resources in his district is to create a hybrid learning style that embodies creativity and innovation through project-based and challenged-based learning with real world examples.

“We need to work at the core, but we also need to constantly be pushing at the edges,” Roth said.

(Next page: More on the districts’ digital textbook transitions)