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Indiana District Trades Texts for Tech

text to techAre science and math textbooks slated for the scrap heap? In Munster, Ind., they’re already history. The well-regarded school district tossed out the traditional tomes for 2,600 students in grades 5 -12 in favor of video-rich, online science and math content accessed by school-issued laptops.

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Textbook Flubs

It’s not unusual to find an occasional error in a text book. But, a K-6 mathematics series recently purchased by two Sacramento, California, school districts is not only riddled with mistakes, some of them are real whoppers. For instance: informing kids that five times three equals five. Publisher Macmillan/McGraw-Hill said it was working with district officials to rectify the problems.

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