Digital Curriculum

Classroom Technology Spotlight Spotlight on Instructional Tech
In this Spotlight, evaluate if current usage of ed tech is working and more.
February 26, 2021
A multi-ethnic group of elementary age children are in the computer lab using laptops. A little boy is watching a video and is listening to music.
Classroom Technology Popular Interactive Math Game Prodigy Is Target of Complaint to Federal Trade Commission
Prodigy is “aggressively” marketing to children, say 22 education and consumer protection organizations. The company disputes the claims.
Alyson Klein, February 23, 2021
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Educator Survey Results: Meeting the Demands of Hybrid Learning with eBooks
With COVID-19 altering nearly all aspects of daily life, including the way students learn, this survey sought insight from those on the f...
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Mathematics Digital Math Games and Apps: What Works and What Doesn't?
Teachers are using a variety of games, videos, and apps to supplement online math instruction—but not all of them are created equal.
Sarah Schwartz, December 2, 2020
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School & District Management Educators Losing Confidence in Trump, DeVos, Some Governors; Support for Mask Requirements Rising
Educator support for how governors are handling the K-12 challenges related to the coronavirus dropped from 57 percent to 39 percent between April and July, but opinions varied significantly from state to state, an EdWeek Research Center survey found.
Holly Kurtz, July 28, 2020
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Curriculum Free Online Resources for Remote Teaching
Education Week spoke with experts in curriculum evaluation and design, as well as teacher professional organizations. Here are their recommendations for teachers looking for free online resources.
Sarah Schwartz, March 25, 2020
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Curriculum Flood of Online Learning Resources Overwhelms Teachers
As the coronavirus forces schools across the country to transition to remote learning, teachers are advised to stick to familiar educational resources, not unusual or unexpected ones.
Sarah Schwartz, March 25, 2020
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School & District Management Digital Learning Tools Are Everywhere, But Gauging Effectiveness Remains Elusive, Survey Shows
Educators are using digital tools to boost student learning more than ever. But few believe there's good information available about which resources work best.
Alyson Klein, September 17, 2019
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Professional Development Teachers Nationwide Now Have Access to Open-Source Science Curriculum
For years, educators have complained that they lacked materials aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. But a new effort called OpenSciEd is slowly releasing a free, open curriculum that many say is high-quality.
Sarah Schwartz, August 28, 2019
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Classroom Technology Districts Often Out of Touch with Teachers' Biggest Tech Needs, Survey Finds
A recent report from Common Sense Media reveals that teachers don't feel they have the right tech for their classrooms.
David Feller, April 26, 2019
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Curriculum One-Fourth of K-12 Math Instruction Occurs Digitally, Survey Suggests
Print is still popular, and math teachers still want time for direct instruction and group work, according to market-intelligence firm Simba Information.
Benjamin Herold, March 6, 2019
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Curriculum K-12 Interest Grows in 'Physical Computing' as Hands-On Approach to Computer Science and STEM
A number of school districts are experimenting with "physical computing" as a way to help students understand computer science through hands-on activity.
Sean Cavanagh, December 11, 2018
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Curriculum FUNecole: Social-Emotional Learning Meets Computer Science and Digital Literacy
FUNecole, an online learning platform and curriculum from a European-based company, combines social-emotional learning with computer science. It's used in multiple European countries, and might be coming to U.S. schools.
Lauraine Genota, November 9, 2018
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Many students now turn to YouTube before books to grasp difficult concepts in math and science or to investigate topics for English and history classes.
Many students now turn to YouTube before books to grasp difficult concepts in math and science or to investigate topics for English and history classes.
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Curriculum Why Generation Z Learners Prefer YouTube Lessons Over Printed Books
The shifting learning preference is driving curricula and technological changes in some school districts, but also raising concerns about the downsides of too much video use.
Lauraine Genota, September 11, 2018
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