Thursday, December 04, 2008

Teachers asked to write online textbook supplements

Most Virginia high-school physics textbooks ignore most of the past century of advances in string theory, nanotechnology and particle physics. Rather than waiting for more modern standards and books, the state's secretaries of education and technology are asking top educators to write their own chapters and put them online as free supplements. The Washington Post
UPDATE: I am excited about this, I know it's going to happen here very soon. Why do I know this: "The nonprofit also offers software to help school systems develop their own content. In the District, an experiment with flexbooks is underway at Jefferson Junior High School." Will let you know next week.

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