Textbooks Vs Textbooks

1875 Words8 Pages
Students and teachers throughout the world are arguing over what should be used in a classroom, textbooks or tablets. Textbooks have been around ever since the systems of writing and formal school have existed. In the mid-fifteenth century, the invention of printing made it were textbooks are able to be hand-produced and be available to small and privileged underage people. “The ability to mass-produce books led to an ever-increasing demand for, and supply of, formal schooling, which in turn produced an ever-increasing demand for books specially designed for schools” (Encyclopedia of Education). Even though textbooks have been around forever, 81% of K-12 teachers prefer tablets in the classroom, tablets are not the best option (Graham). Yes, tablets are convenient, kids love them, and they are the future of education, but students should not be required to use tablets in the classroom due to the expense, long-term health issues, and tablets have a negative impact on the learning process.
Purchasing hardware and software to use tablets in the classroom is expensive and unnecessary. Lee Wilson, a management consultant for companies that serve K-12 education, states “It will cost a school [that has about 752 students] 552% more to implement iPad textbooks than it does to deploy books.” A sixty-dollar textbook cost a school ten dollars and that textbooks last for an average five-to-seven year. Furthermore, Apple iText cost a school $14.99 per student, per year, making the
Open Document