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Trends: The Digital Promise

In Trends on December 10, 2009 at 4:19 pm

THE DIGITAL PROMISE: A WHITE PAPER on literacy and learning in a new media age contains an interesting quote from Dr. Rima Shore, a Bank Street child development and school reform expert: “We may be the Jetsons… but when it comes to understanding the impact of digital media and harnessing their potential so they can benefit all children, we are often more like the Flintstones.” The paper does well to review what technology can do for schools (supports student achievement, builds 21st-century skills, engages students in learning and content creation, fosters inclusion, helps prevent dropouts, etc.) as well as pointing the way toward more rigorous standards and assessments, mobile learning and what districts can do. It also includes steps to take to encourage teacher innovation; the role of video games in education and some interesting literacy-relevant technologies developed by Apple. Read it here

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