When asked, many teachers have predicted that the textbook will become obsolete as teachers rely more and more on the internet to not only find, but use information to teach their students. Recently several hundred teachers in the primary and secondary grades were polled in the United Kingdom, and 25% of these educators indicated that they believed textbooks would eventually no longer be used in the classroom.
The teachers also said that they believe that traditional teaching methods would look much different in the future. But what does this mean for the 2 million students in the UK who are not able to access the internet for one reason or another? Thankfully, there are many programs in place today that have been designed to lessen the gap so that all children have equal access to the online tools they need in order to succeed academically.