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SpotOn launches first digital content program

March 29th, 2016

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Ohio State University initiative will partner with a K-12 district to create educator-written digital content

SpotOn, an initiative of the Ohio State University College of Education and Human Ecology, announced Oak Hills Local School District (Cincinnati, Ohio) as the first participant in the SpotOn Digital Content Partnership Program. The partnership is expected to provide professional learning opportunities to 60 teachers and result in 300 educator written reviews of games and apps.

Today SpotOn announced a $30,000 partnership with Oak Hills Local School District to provide professional learning opportunities for district teachers on digital content evaluation. Up to 60 participating teachers will review digital content being considered by the district using SpotOn’s academically validated rubric.

Participating educators will use the SpotOn rubric to review over 300 apps and games for use in K-12 classrooms. These reviews will be available for district and public use at http://www.spotOnReviews.org.

A select set of teacher-coaches will receive additional learning to support expansion sustainability to make this available to all teachers. The completed reviews will be used by the district during the content selection process. It is expected that this partnership will immediately reach 8,000 students in the Oak Hills School District.

District Superintentent Todd Yohey remarked, “We are extremely excited to have SpotOn work with our educators to provide professional learning opportunities on reviewing and selecting digital content. As our district increases the use of digital materials, it will be crucial for our educators to have the skills and confidence necessary to select appropriate digital content for their classrooms.”

This is the first in a series of partnerships through the SpotOn Digital Content Partnership Program, which provides up to $50,000 in matching funds for school districts seeking to implement digital curricula and train educators as digital leaders. Partnership opportunities are still available. Interested districts should visit http://www.SpotOnReviews.org/matching to learn more about the program.

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