Textbook Toss-Up

September 2008
Weekly Reader News - Senior;9/19/2008, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p3
The article presents a debate on whether schools should replace textbooks in classrooms with the Internet and other technological devices. Those in favor of using technology such as computers and SMART boards instead of textbooks argue that technology offers up-to-date resources, saves more time, and does a better job of holding students' attention. On the other hand, there are people who believe that technology cannot fully replace textbooks, since textbooks still provide more information and teach students to develop their reading and writing skills.


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