There can be good few moans and groans when you say ‘turn to page 45 in your textbook’ but the fact of the matter is they work, and they’re vital in terms of revision.
When a subject includes a good amount of theory work, it can be better to find all of the information in one place, and that’s exactly what you get with a textbook. Many teachers now turn to websites instead, but it can see some students become distracted with irrelevant sites, but that’s not the case with a textbook.
It’s understandable that different students learn in different ways, and some would rather learn in a more interactive environment. It must be said, however, that there are ways to take the information from a textbook and make it interactive, whether that’s through a game, a presentation or group work. So make sure you don’t underestimate the effects of classic textbooks in your classes.