Flexbooks is an intriguing site. It is a collection of editable, customizeable online textbooks that are FREE! While the collection leans towards science, it does contain content for other classes. This collection allows you to:
- Create and publish your own content from scratch
- Choose pieces from several textbooks in the collection and put them into a new textbook.
- Edit the content in any textbook to suit your needs
- Reorganize any textbook to work better for your class.
Advantages to this? Several:
- Cost is nothing.
- Textbook can be posted online
- Textbook can be saved as a PDF and loaded onto laptops for students without internet access
- Students can use Text to Speech to have the textbook read to them
- Textbooks can be printed as needed
- Textbooks that are posted for the public are reviewed by the ck12 site.
I haven’t explored this, but perhaps students could create reference guides as well. The site has a good “View the Demo” video (7 minutes and worth the time) that goes over the features. Give it a look.