Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12/12/12 Steger, Hixson

Started the day at Steger.  The day was organized around the 6th grade science team.  Agenda below:

After school went over to Hixson to facilitate the discussion around resource adoption.  Agenda included:

  • Idea of morphing some textbooks along with starting digital books
  • Which units are in desperate need of new texts?
    • 8th grade = Chemistry/Energy -> Electricity/Magnetism -> Forces and Machines
      • Physical Science
    • 7th grade = Genetics -> 1 class set of Weather (via matching) -> Life Science
      • Life Science
      • 1 more class set of Weather 
  • Tech dilemma in regards to digital books.
  • Platforms for digital books
  • I talked to Rob to look into what we would get if we wrote a book on Apply IBooks and switched it thru Bookry so that PC's would be able to view the work.
  • Are there other platforms that we should look into?
Progress moving forward will be guerrilla style.

TO DO as a result from the meeting:
Contact Pearson/Prentice Hall, Glencoe/McGraw Hill
Convene to make eval tool
Contact Kirkwood for tool
D to email weather
Install InDesign Tech Req

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