E-Textbooks http://wemu.org en AAPS Superintendent Talks Transition to E-Textbooks http://wemu.org/post/aaps-superintendent-talks-transition-e-textbooks <p>Ann Arbor Public Schools are working on reducing the load students have in their backpacks.&nbsp; The move to online textbooks either through iPads, laptops, or desktop computers will reduce the need to carry books to and from schools.&nbsp;</p><p>Superintendent Jeanice Swift says some of the recently adopted textbooks already have online options available and the district wants to expand their use before a complete move to online textbooks.&nbsp; Swift says the bulk of the transition to e-textbooks won't happen for a couple of years.&nbsp; She says the delay will give time for new textbooks to be developed specifically to meet the common core curriculum.<br /><br />&nbsp;Swift says she doesn't think paper textbooks will ever be completely eliminated but could become an extra feature that costs more.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 06:54:43 +0000 Andrew Cluley 38311 at http://wemu.org AAPS Superintendent Talks Transition to E-Textbooks