Advantages of a Website Digital Textbook

Websites are not going away anytime soon. Teachers have been using their own sites to effectively deliver content for a long time, and current technologies make these tools even more powerful. We'll discuss some of the advantages of using your own website as a digital textbook and central hub.

 - Let's get the negative out of the way ... This will take more of a time commitment in the beginning.
 + Once your digital curriculum is set up, prep time decreases dramatically. My experience year two.
 + Your web page becomes your presentation 
 + You create your own custom and engaging content, tailored to your curriculum.

Student Access
+ Students can access content anytime, anywhere, and from any internet connected device (not locked into one device/platform).
+ Materials can be downloaded offline using Google Drive
Google Drive
+ Use Google Drive to collaborate (world wide) in writing curriculum and insert it into your site.
+ Link or embed other ED tech tools. How I use Schoology and Google Drive.

Stack of Papers
+ Johnny was gone two days last week, and Sam will miss all of next week. I  respond, "All the information you need is on my site."
+ Take this a step further and differentiate by letting students complete the course at their own pace.


 + It's a shared resource that other teachers can steal from (and for global learners).