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Textbooks | Education

Infographic: Textbook Costs Skyrocket 812% in 35 Years

By: Chris Zook
September 7th, 2017

It’s no secret that textbook costs have escalated out of control. With new editions going for hundreds of dollars, outrageous prices have led to sub-economies in education focused on used textbook sales, textbook rentals, and even textbook piracy.

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Computer Applications | Textbooks | Computer Applications Textbooks | Middle School

The 5 Best Middle School Textbooks for Computer Applications Classes

By: Sarah Layton
April 12th, 2016

Have you ever asked another teacher: "What middle school textbooks would you recommend for Computer Applications?" If you are teaching middle school computer applications courses, at some point you'll be on the hunt for middle school textbooks and resources for your classroom. That search will take you on an Internet textbook safari, trying to track the best resources in regards to content, usability, and value. But unless you've discovered some kind of crazy time-creating device, you likely don't have the time to give the research it's due. In that vein, we've compiled a list of popular middle school textbooks for computer applications courses.

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