Feasibility of the Paperless Classroom


Devices Available
Kindle $139
Nook $149
Franklin Ebook Man $99.95
Easy Read $180
Cy Book $399
Ipad $600

*Programs are available for some textbooks which allow for international collaboration with other students using the same books.

Problems
Distractions (students might use their computers to do other things)
Upfront costs
e-books depending on hardware and software are more easily damaged than a printed book

Advantages
Students become more responsible for their learning
More accessibility to the text
More different viewpoints (multiple resources available)
For the the purposes of special education, it allows you to manipulate the text in ways that textbooks do not allow
Digital Portfolio (of all work completed)