Textbooks have not gone the way of the scroll yet, but many educators say that it will not be long before they are replaced by digital versions — or supplanted altogether by lessons assembled from the wealth of free courseware, educational games, videos and projects on the Web. 



I totally agree with the fact the digital textbooks are only a click and mouse scroll away from us! I'm certain that we, as teachers, won't even know when this new era of online teaching will hit us! It's uncontrollably moving towards us and we must be aware of both the positive and negative effects. According to me, the mere fact that not every student comes from a well-off family (financially speaking) is probably the only factor keeping technology in the classroom in the back closet ... at least for now. And yes, the already existing gap between the rich and the poor in society is widening, and yet to be even more widened! If at a given time in the past, students were scorned for their belonging to the middle class by their fellow students from the higher class, today this issue still continues but in the framework of possessing or possessing a laptop. Thus, teachers need to try to be in touch with the real-life situation of classrooms going digital, yet at the same time be aware of the side-effects.Aneta, Macedonia

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