Three middle schools to pilot digital textbook

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Three middle schools with Vancouver Public Schools will pilot a digital textbook for social studies during the second half of the 2012-13 school year. Six classrooms at Alki, McLoughlin and Jason Lee middle schools will participate in the project.

The Social Studies Techbook beta program will be provided at no cost to the district as a result of its participation in the League of Innovative Schools.

Developed as a complete digital solution that replaces traditional textbooks, the Social Studies Techbook features a multimedia reference library including interactive maps, explorations and activities, primary source documents and informational texts.