Follow Florida’s Lead: Why More States Should Switch to Digital Textbooks in Schools Now | Technology on GOOD

“It seems like digital textbooks have been the next big thing for years, but, with a few isolated exceptions, they haven’t exactly been embraced by schools. That’s about to change in Florida thanks to the gutsy passage of a law requiring all public schools in the state to make the switch to e-textbooks by the 2015-16 school year.”

Follow Florida’s Lead: Why More States Should Switch to Digital Textbooks in Schools Now | Technology on GOOD.

Desperate Times: Man Robs Bank to Get Healthcare in Jail | Politics on GOOD

Posted by on Jun 20, 2011 in Insights & Reflections, Social | No Comments

It’s really sad that this has to happen… When will we reach a point where we can have an honest discussion to solve the problems that cause this?

Desperate Times: Man Robs Bank to Get Healthcare in Jail | Politics on GOOD.

Iceland Is Crowdsourcing Its New Constitution | Politics on GOOD

This is amazing!

“In the wake of the devastating collapse of Iceland’s commercial banks, the country is drawing up a new constitution, and it’s doing things a little differently: It’s crowdsourcing the process. For real.

The country’s 25-member constituional council is posting draft clauses on its website and inviting the public to comment on them there or on its Facebook page. And their comments are actually being incorporated into the document. The council also has Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr accounts and is streaming all of its meetings live. It’s perhaps the most open and participatory constitutional process in modern history (the Greeks were pretty good at democracy in their time).”

Iceland Is Crowdsourcing Its New Constitution | Politics on GOOD.