The Pros And Cons Of Digital Or Printed Textbooks

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Digital or Printed Textbooks, Which is Better?

The teacher goes on the computer, brings up a document and projects it to the class. This is to aid in showing the full class the document. This is an example of one of the possibilities digital textbooks have. In recent years technology has made a huge rise. It makes life easier, or to some people it is necessary for life, being a reason that bringing technology to school would make it easier to learn. With the advancements in technology, electronics are smaller, cheaper, and capable of doing more. Digital textbooks should be used in school, because they are less expensive, more portable, and more adaptable then their printed counterparts.

The process of dealing with printed textbooks alone
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With there being injuries because of the weight issue, schools should think about safer ways to transport books.
These injuries can cause millions of dollars to pay for damages.
To stop these injuries from happening precautions are needed.
Backpacks would have to be properly strapped to the back.
Also, it is not recommended to carry excessive amounts of weight on a back, so wanted supplies may have to be sacrificed.
The disadvantages to have a printed textbook may not be worth to carry one around.

Digital books are by far more adaptable than a normal printed textbook. “More than half of the US schools are connected with virtual learning.” (Keene, Katrina) Many schools offer cyber courses to help teach even at the student’s home, but virtual learning is more than just a cyber-class. Virtual learning is also learning with anything that involves a computer of any sort. The teacher can use a projector to let the students use a PowerPoint that they have made to help teach the class. Many student prefer to use their devices to help them learn over traditional methods. In a survey of 500 students, 90% said they have saved time using their phones for studying. On average 98% of college students have used their phone for educational purposes. 53% use their e-books a lot in college (Nelson, Mark). If the teacher is having difficulty teaching they could change the text to something
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All phones have a tracking program on it with the carrier, but it is possible to add one yourself for your own finding.
If it is long gone it would be very useful to remotely lock it or wipe it. The lock will stop it from being used until lifted by the person who locked it them self.
Having a warranty that protects against theft can grant your money back so you can rebuy the lost device. Anything that was backed up to the cloud or a local source can be brought back too.

Against other people’s thoughts, digital textbooks are not worth the use. They are already being used in many schools. Some schools have already made the switch to being digitally exclusive. After a small transition these digital textbooks would show improvements proving that it was worth the transitioning from printed to digital. In conclusion digital textbooks should be used in education. Digital textbooks can be brought anywhere much easier than printed textbooks. They are cheaper in cost due to less of a processing stage. As well, digital textbooks can be adapted for an easier or more detailed lesson. Digital textbooks are superior to printed textbooks, because they are lighter weight, a lower cost, and could be altered. With the help of digital textbooks learning in school can be more exciting and easier to

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