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Solutions to reduce weight in school bags in two thirds

1st Editorials should build their books so that it is possible to separate units.

The contents of the books should be sold in BOOKLETS, each one containing 2 or 3 units, these bookflets joined together will make a full book.

In this way we will get, for example, 12 booklets which will be able to be put together by users to be used in different terms.

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The BINDING of the booklets should be made in such a way that allows separating it by units and have a resistant cover, very light and with a flawless aspect.

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MARKING THE EDGE with colours and order to check, without opening the book , that all booklets are there. in that way, talking about free books the integrity of the book will be easily checked.

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Therefore the subject sylabus can be more flexible and it can be adapted to the course timing. For example if we visit the planetarium, it may be interesting dealing with a unit about solar system before and consequently dealing with others later.

2nd If we have text books already published, we can act in three different ways:

2A.-

1.- Separate book by its booklets which won’t have a coindidence with units.

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2.- Drill the booklets.

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3.- Use conlomo to bind book to protect and click to make it possible selecting units by terms ( every click two subjects for term ).

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2B.-

1.- Cut book leaving pages completely separated from eachother.

2.- Drill pages.

3.- Use conlomo to bind book according to the school distribution of units, protecting and identifying and clicking by terms, having the possibilty to reopen binding.

2C.-

1.- Cut book leaving pages completely separated from eachother.

2.- Drill pages.

3.- Use conlomo to bind book according to the school distribution of units, protecting and identifying and wire-o to bind by terms in a definitive way.

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Links

Demands to study the edition of text books by booklets

La Rioja Parliament agenda (PDF)

3.4 millions of spanish pupils start school year with overweight schoolbags

23/5/2009 La Rioja Ministry of Education will divide books in three parts to make schoolbags lighter

21/5/2009 A historical demand made reality

21/5/2009 The initiative will cover the rest of courses

21/5/2009 Primary text books divided to reduce school bag weight

10/9/2008 Half of students suffer from pain in their back before 15

Less weight on school bags (Blog)