Eastern PA school district pushes digital textbooks

Written by Megan Lello and Radio Pennsylvania | Apr 14, 2013 8:50 AM

(Allentown) -- An eastern Pennsylvania school district is promoting the use of digital textbooks in classrooms.  

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The Salisbury Township School District in Allentown, Lehigh County has distributed laptop computers to each student in grades six through 12 in an effort to improve digital learning.

Superintendent Michael Roth says e-books can benefit both students and teachers. "Digital textbooks really open up all kinds of opportunities for students to access up-to-date, interactive, engaging materials, and it gives the teachers the opportunity to really inspire students and sort of inform their teaching."

Roth says e-books can cost less over time, which would allow districts to free up other resources to purchase the materials needed to support them.

He recently attended a summit on digital learning in Washington, DC.


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