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Digital Text Playbook

The U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Federal Communications Chairman Julius Genachowski have released the "Digital Textbook Playbook" on transitioning to digital texts. The Playbook is organized into four sections that are designed to follow the timeline/issues that schools need to address when making a transition from primarily paper print to mostly digital resources:

Making the Transition to Digital LearningSchool districts need dedicated and shared leadership, careful planning, and teacher and community engagement to create a successful digital learning environment.Connectivity at SchoolThe key to delivering sufficient connectivity is estimating current and future demand at the district, school, and classroom level. This will ensure that schools have enough bandwidth to serve their student body, faculty, and staff.Connectivity Beyond the School GatesTo accomplish truly ubiquitous digital learning, students must be able to connect beyond the school walls. This …