Building the Digital Curriculum
September 23, 1999
- Education Reviewers Play Critical Role In Market for Digital ContentOn a drizzly day here in this small town, a new piece of software is making a good impression on Warren Buckleitner, a former teacher and the editor of Children's Software Revue magazine.Education From Science and the Workplace Come New Tools of the TradeTeachers and students don't just use digital content. More and more often, they make it as well, thanks to the growing popularity of computer tools for creating, analyzing, and publishing data and information.Education Screening for the BestWith its colorful banners and incessant public announcements, the annual NECC trade show held this summer at the Atlantic City Convention Center-has the kind of festive, competitive atmosphere you might find at a state fair. Everywhere you turn, vendors are giving away beach towels, candy, stuffed animals, online subscriptions, and more in hopes of attracting potential buyers.Education Digital Content and the CurriculumWhen Virginia approved new state achievement tests in the fall of 1997, districts had to change their curricula in a hurry. The tests were based on state standards that are among the most detailed in the nation, and schools had just eight months to prepare their students to take them.