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Cost-cutting technology: E-readers

Now you can buy one new e-reader with several uploaded texts for the price of two high school textbooks. When you consider that the average high school student uses at least four or five textbooks every school year, it makes sense that more and more schools are replacing textbooks with e-readers. In addition to math, science, and history textbooks, you can download free children’s books with reading support or classic literature on the public domain for your older students. Plus, with many e-readers, you don’t need a wireless network to download new texts, which saves you the cost of implementing one. Cost-saving reasons aside, e-readers have many additional benefits. They aren’t easily outdated like their textbook counterparts, they are smaller and lighter (reducing classroom storage and back strain), and they help to motivate the most reluctant readers.
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