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South Korea Resists Push for Digital Textbooks

The Washington Post recently reported resistance from South Korean schools on the move to a digital curriculum.
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A recent report from the Washington post reports that South Korea, among the world’s most wired nations, has seen its plan to digitize classrooms by 2015 collide with a education leaders who worry that digital devices are too pervasive. The report says some leaders believe students might benefit from less exposure to gadgets, not more. Read the full report HERE



South Korea steps back

Too much of a good thing? This Washington Post piece reports on how one of the most tech-savvy education systems is taking a second look at an all digital curriculum. Worries include: About one in 12 students between ages 5 and 9, according to a government survey, is addicted to the Internet, meaning they become anxious or depressed if they go without access. Some experts suggest a similar problem in the United States, where between 8 percent and 12 percent of children show signs of Internet addiction, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.   

Digital Textbooks in a Flash

My high school staff and I are considering using digital textbooks next year. One teacher mentioned a device he’d heard of that would allow the students to download the texts and take them home, but he can’t remember what it was called. Do you know anything about it?   A new USB drive called