I am all for books. I would hate to see the day when books completely disappear. But, when it comes to schools, I think this would be good for the environment and it would ultimately save a lot of money. Besides, we are now in the technological age and I guess it should just be embraced.
While many of us have fond memories of drawing little hearts and messages in our school books, the reality is that most of us used worn texts that were generally outdated. Students using e-readers have the opportunity to highlight, reference notes, learn a new word with the tap of a finger, enjoy readily available updates and avoid the weight and bacteria inherent in dragging knapsacks of books around. A library of learning can be condensed into a tablet. Certainly, an e-reader is at least the beginning of embracing today's technology.
I believe school textbooks should be replaced with e-readers. Publishing companies need to stop screwing over the school system with their high priced, out of date the second their printed text books. We have alternatives now and we should use them. I believe the sooner we can implement this change the better off the school system will be.
E-readers, with a lot of books and even small games in it, can be an distraction for students. Reading a book and reading on the screen it different and the latter, by providing unnecessary information, could distract people's concentration, reducing efficiency of study. Secondly, e-readers are fragile and may be broken. Then the data and records will be lost and students do not have any chance to restore all the notes and important information, which could influence their academic performance. Textbooks, on the other hand, like a dairy, keep valuable knowledge and important points for a long time.
I do not think that school textbooks should be replaced with e-readers. There are some issues with this, the biggest of which is cost. Not only would the school have to buy the e-readers, but they would have to buy e-reader compatible versions of every textbook they want to use. Secondly, e-readers are much more fragile then textbooks, and are much more prone to theft, both further sources of cost to the school.