School just isn’t the same as it was in the 1950s or 1980s, when assignments required paper and pencil and students toted stacks of textbooks from class to class.

Today, many assignments are completed on computers and submitted to teachers over the internet, Coeur d’Alene School District technology director Seth Deniston said Friday.

In recent curriculum adoption cycles, the district has opted for some digital curricula based on open source, digital textbooks, Deniston said. Digital textbooks provide the school district with less expensive, more relevant curricula that can be updated and customized by the school district, he said.

“More and more of our work is going to be digital,” Deniston predicted.

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