As an educator, you are always watching the horizon to see what resources are available to provide a better learning experience for your students. You don’t just take anything though. You have standards for your resources. They must be beneficial for you as the educator. Your tools must enable your students to learn more deeply. And they must be affordable! You have seen the rise of digital learning content, both in the form of e-books, as well as educational apps. Could digital learning content help you succeed as an educator? Let’s explore the benefits and see how we can help you achieve your educational goals. Interactive Content If you have ever seen a tech-savvy toddler read a paper book, you’ve probably seen them try to “swipe” to turn the page, the same way they might navigate a tablet. Students are no different, they want to interact with their educational material and explore it at a deeper level. While they can differentiate between a paper book and a mobile reader, your students would appreciate being able to click and watch a YouTube video that aligns directly with what they had been reading within their e-book app. Or to play a mini-game embedded within the educational app. When students are able to interact with an e-book, they are encouraged to take their learning more in-depth and foster learning comprehension. Accessible Content Braille was the first step in making books accessible to those individuals with a disability. However, educational technology has made giant strides since the invention of Braille in 1824. For students who are visually impaired, e-books are a great response to making education more accessible. E-books can be enhanced through an auditory component, reading the book out loud so that the student can absorb the same information as their reading counterparts, in a way suited to them and their abilities. This feature has benefits for students that are visually impaired, as well as for students with learning disabilities such as dyslexia, or sensory processing difficulties. Educational content is made more accessible through digital learning content because of its inherent customizable nature. With a simple pinch or spread of the fingers on a tablet, text can be instantly resized to a viewer’s comfort, a luxury not afforded to conventional paper books. Magic EdTech strives to make education accessible for all and has made strides to integrate e-books into their scope of educational resources for individuals with disabilities. Self-Motivated Learners Digital learning content unlocks the door of potential for learners. Incorporating educational content into e-books and educational apps will encourage students to take charge of their education. With a wealth of content available at the click of a button, students are able to explore and discover a topic without being bound to what is physically at one’s disposal in the classroom. This characteristic produces individuals who are high performers within the corporate world as they do not wait to be taught but seek out educational experiences for their professional development. As an educator, you can certainly see the value in preparing your students for the corporate world in this fashion. Affordable Education In the age of budget cuts and trying to do more with less, digital textbooks in the classroom are a perfect solution. E-books present many economic benefits for educational administrators who are trying to accomplish their academic goals on what feels like a shoe-string budget! Instead of paying for stacks of textbooks that will inevitably be returned tattered or not returned at all, administrators can invest in a digital library for their classrooms. When a new edition of a textbook or educational resource is released, the investment is protected by simply updating the outdated content with the click of a button. This allows educators to continue to present the best and most current information, without the high cost of replacing physical books. Environmental Responsibility As we watch the effects of environmental abuses in the news, we are more aware than ever of the need to be environmentally responsible with the resources and tools that we have. Integrating digital textbooks into the classroom is one facet of this strategy. Instead of printing high glossy textbooks and harvesting hundreds or even thousands of trees, polluting waterways with printing factories and producing harmful pollution as the books are shipped across the country, e-books have none of these effects. We need to be aware of the costs of our choices and for the sake of our environment, choosing e-books, and other digital learning content is a wise choice. Integrating digital learning content through e-books and educational apps into the classroom allow you to provide a compelling learning experience for your students. Choose to give your students the best by giving them the best. The team at Magic EdTech would love to connect with you to explore how we can enable you as an educator. You may contact our experts here: https://www.magicedtech.com/contact-us/.