Houston Schools Go Digital; Could Dallas Be Next?

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Candy crush and chemistry?

Houston schools are going digital, with their textbooks, that is. It’s a big deal: HISD will be one of the first large Texas school districts to change the way high schoolers consume textbooks.

So what does this mean for students come fall?

H-town is already in the midst of equipping kids with laptops. Those lucky enough to get one will be loaded up with new, digital textbooks, which should lighten their load.

Every high schooler will be decked out digitally by 2016. These books will go way beyond your typical textbook. School officials say they’ll be interactive and will include videos.

Like video games? Dream on, kids.

So, could Dallas ISD be next?

We called ’em up and they sent us this statement: “Dallas ISD does employ digital textbooks. Those options are available to our schools and teachers based on need and preference.”

Well, which would you prefer?

The lightweight electronic edition, or a heavy heap? Hey, you don’t need a textbook to find that answer.