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Estimates suggest that digital curriculum spending in 2014-2015 alone topped $15 billion. With that much money spent on digital curriculum, it’s critical that we take a close look at what and how our children are learning.
- The best curriculum designers work backward.
- Adaptive platforms make learning more personalized.
- Classrooms that balance digital curriculum with a mixture of whole group, small group, and one-to-one interactions are more effective.
- Best practices suggest that digital curriculum programs will be more effective with a program director.
- Using the digital curriculum wisely is up to the teachers and administrators.
A study conducted in a preschool in a Detroit suburb shows multi-generational effects of preschool. Children of parents who attended a high-quality preschool program in the 1960s were better educated, healthier, better employed and more likely to stay stably married, especially if they were boys born to preschool-educated fathers.
The answer to this question is, there are potential benefits AND risks of deploying technology in learning environments. The best we can do today is to capitalize on the benefits of technology while remaining mindful of the risks as we currently understand them. Helpful “Do's” and “Don'ts” for using technology in the classroom are included in this well-written analysis.
The idea of micro-credentials is simple–you demonstrate a very specific skill, and a badge certifying that micro-credential becomes part of your personal digital file. Micro-credentials are changing the learning environment, yes, but this article talks about how is changing particularly for educators
- “When I push you for more, it’s for your sake, not mine. If you’re proud to turn this in, I’ll take it.” from Eli Luberoff, CEO, Desmos’s teacher.
- Waine Tam, CEO, Selected on the tips her teacher taught her when it comes to public speaking “consistently prepare and refine our practice, remain calm under pressure, and manage adversity when it inevitably strikes.”
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