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Sunday, January 11, 2015
Ditch the Textbook Facebook Page
If you read most textbooks, they are often (aside from AP ones) little other than the state required "essential knowledge" with verbs thrown in. I believe they are popular because they are easy as in a teacher telling his/her students to just read pages 33-35 as opposed to giving a flipped lecture and then finding a primary document (something rarely found in a textbook) or exercise (which some books do come with). In three of our my courses this year my students are using it as a resource and that's it and I am working on the 4th little by little. At any rate, I just found a Facebook page called "Ditch the Textbook" which I am going to be looking at a lot this year for ideas.