Digital learning can boost R.I. schools

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

If the United States is to prepare its students for success in the modern technology-driven world, more classrooms — in both Rhode Island and the whole nation — need to embrace higher learning outcomes for students made possible by integrating modern technology and quality teaching to create robust digital learning. Participating at the Rhode Island Department of Education’s “Innovation Powered by Technology” conference last month, I saw firsthand how Rhode Island is making that vision a reality.

Technology provides students and teachers with the opportunity to access rich sources of academic content through both online and traditional classroom opportunities. For instance, imagine students engaging in an interactive video chat with an astronaut who works at NASA in Florida, or with a paleontologist in Colorado.

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