Why Florida Schools are Going Digital

Source: NPR website, date indeterminate

Schools across the country are contemplating a technology overhaul to meet new, tougher education standards adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia, known as Common Core. Those standards take effect in the fall of 2014.

And Florida schools face a second deadline: By the fall of 2015, half of classroom instruction must use digital materials.Florida lawmakers believe in the advantages of digital learning and have required schools to deliver half of their instruction digitally beginning in the fall of 2015.

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4 Comments

  1. This is exactly what I am talking about when I make to assertion that there is an increasing demand for digital educational content. Who better to make that content, then the students themselves. As they learn the subject material, they can be learning the graphic arts, collaborative project based skills necessary to meet this growing job market. By putting the SEEd initiative to work in your school, you can have your students lead the way in community based digital lesson plans. Why wait for big government, big business (think book publishers), centralized, one course fits all solutions when you can have your students create and share their own engaging content?

  2. This is exactly what I am talking about when I make to assertion that there is an increasing demand for digital educational content. Who better to make that content, then the students themselves. As they learn the subject material, they can be learning the graphic arts, collaborative project based skills necessary to meet this growing job market. By putting the SEEd initiative to work in your school, you can have your students lead the way in community based digital lesson plans. Why wait for big government, big business (think book publishers), centralized, one course fits all solutions when you can have your students create and share their own engaging content?

    • Many thanks for your insightful comments. Another approach is to curate and Internet-sourced content, and add additional student-created content to generate a learning play-list.

      Thanks, Mark

  3. Yes, exactly by using crowd sourced content (through the curation process) you are supporting and validating the creators of that content and modeling for your students the importance of making their own to share with the greater community! I am sorry that the original post came up twice. I think that somehow I have two subscriptions to your blog. I didn’t see how to log into the blog so when I commented on this post it asked me to subscribe again.

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