Curious.. online vs physical textbooks...tech in general
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|Fri, 07-27-2012 - 5:17pm|
I'm curious as to what your kids prefer if they've had the option between having an online or digital textbook and a physical textbook? How do they like to do their work?
My kids are split on this. DD 15, wants the physical book and prefers to do all her work on paper. She even writes her papers by hand and then types them after. She's had access to many of her texts digitally since middle school and she just doesn't feel she absorbs it the same. She hates turning in her work online and when given the option, will still turn in a hard copy as opposed to emailing. She starts at the community college in the fall and we just rented her books because she did not want the digital format period. DS 11, on-the-other-hand, LOVES digital format texts. He writes straight to the computer, he does all his math online, most of his school work is either submitted online or goes with him on a thumb drive.
DD is just overall, less intergrated into the tech world while DS just dove right in. Dh and myself are actually less "old-fashioned" than DD in this reguard. Just thought it was interesting and wondered how other kids have either adopted or rejected the digital age (and I'm not really thinking in reguards to TV or video games... I'm thinking more in terms of how they process information best or just enjoy working the most.)