It’s a new year, and I decided to let only a few days pass before I (sort of) contradict myself. I love eBooks, and you should too. Sure, I love paper. I can’t live without it. And, as I said Tuesday, despite owning a high-profile eReader, I still purchase mostly traditional paper books. However, when it comes to the books I purchase for professional reasons, I buy eBooks.
Life is a constant stream of subtly nuanced decisions and distinctions. In the classroom, however, the digital divide results in less nuance. Your students probably do not have their own individual digital eReaders. So your classroom library must comprise traditional paper books. However, you probably find yourself desperate for bookshelf and file cabinet space of your own, so professional eBooks just might be a great idea.
Cheaper. Easier to store. Portable. Easy to open and search. There are a lot of good reasons to use eBooks when it comes to professional titles and teacher resources. Have you switched to eBooks for personal or professional titles, or both? Are you thinking about it? Tell us by posting a comment.