Have you try lifting your child’s school bag lately? It sometimes seems to weigh a ton! It hurts my back just to carry it to the car. A Canadian high school has decided to do something about it, replacing printed textbooks with digital textbooks. Way to go!
Canadian high school is first in the world to announce the supply of Sony Readers in place of printed textbooks
Blyth Academy, Sony Canada and Pearson Canada make digital textbooks a reality
TORONTO, Nov. 17 – Embracing the benefits of electronic reading, students at Blyth Academy are today beginning the transition from using traditional printed textbooks to digital textbooks read on the Sony(R) Reader Digital Book. Blyth Academy is the first high school in the world to announce that each student will be supplied with an e-Reader in place of printed textbooks.
From history class to political science, each student will have access to all of his or her course content using leading edge digital technology from Sony and publishers like Pearson Canada. The students will use Sony Readers that are pre-loaded with course textbooks, outlines, assignments, reference materials, background reading and personal timetables.
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