6 ways teachers want to use digital tools

By Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura
May 5th, 2014

Digital content doesn’t always meet teachers’ needs, report finds

teachers-digitalAs states and educators implement the Common Core State Standards or revamp their own standards to be more rigorous and to prepare students for college and the workforce, teachers are leveraging digital tools to aid in those efforts.

Support for digital resources is growing, and a new report from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation reveals that while teachers and students think classroom technology use is beneficial, “standards gaps” exist when digital resources are not available or are not adequate to meet educators’ needs.

The study focused on what teachers want and need from digital instructional tools; how product developers can use this information to more effectively serve students, teachers, and schools; what is known about how teachers and districts select and purchase digital instructional tools; and what is known about the overall market for digital instructional tools.

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