ECTACO Info | Pros and cons: electronic and paper textbooks

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Goodies:     1. Compact size and small weight. A student,instead of bending under the weight of the backpack with books, enough to wear acompact device. 2. All of the capabilities of digital gadget:from to search bookmarks and notes (for models with touch screen orkeyboard). 3. The screen is not strained his eyes. This isimportant, but on the other hand, current monitors, too, does not tire. And thestories of eye fatigue when using such devices for a long time must be in thecategory of “horror stories”. 4. Strength in comparison with thelaptop. 5. Introduction to digital culture, althoughthere are children and so can cope, but in the “electronic books” less games,then there are distractions. 6. The presence of additional functions, suchas video and audio. 7. The guarantee of the absence of the pages inthe books “the rock” drawings. Although…if you think about it… here, too,can be the nuances. 8. Opportunity (while, the truth, mostlytheoretical) create animated images and textbooks. 9. The ability to unload the premises oflibraries, propagating the necessary teaching aids. 10. And in general more flexibility in terms offilling content: changed to the example of the official view of the Historyof World – is quick and easy to change all of the books ;-), or moved to anotherclass uploaded only what you need. 11. If there are no single standards in thefield of use of textbooks, the device can be downloaded several books on thesame topic. 12. Opportunity for teachers to monitor theimplementation of tasks in a mode online in the classroom and accordingly almostinstantly evaluate the level of student’s knowledge.   Disadvantages:     1. This gadget is – theoretically moreexpensive. Although the calculation for, say, 5 years, maybe the price will beequal and, but the savings – in the future, and the cost – today. Not everyfamily can afford to buy a ustoystvo, but now you can find the device, at aprice comparable to the value set of textbooks. 2. Just today a lot more touches, and thecompany controlling the publishers of textbooks, which are interested inmaintaining their copyright, and not to improve the quality of learning. But toparaphrase one statement, one can say the following: “… the paper book willnever be electronic, but for the producer of textbooks at some point simplydisappear market …” 3. The mechanical vulnerability. It isdifficult to expect from the students care. And if you can pull out of atextbook page, they can still be used, and if broken “electronic book”, then allthe books available. 4. The need to charge the device. Despite allthe achievements of modern tehnolgy, charge them all equally necessary, and thencan “passed out” in the middle of the lesson and how to live with more – lookfor an outlet to escape, but the charging of such a device is not 5minutes. 5. Need for additional administration. Someoneneeds to “fill” textbooks or adjust the automatic content management. 6. Additional retraining of teachers (due tolow skills and lack of ability to work with such devices) and the development ofnew teaching methods in schools. 7. Fast. Today bought / equipped – for thefollowing year there was a more powerful model. If the reader will be some additions asadvantages and disadvantages to – write. We are always ready to add to thelist. ECTACO,,
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