Observing the wonderment of kindergarten kids as they discover the world with the help of digital learning can be magical. In the kindergarten classes at Newton-Lee Elementary School in Loudoun County, Virginia, wonderment is at an all-time high as the students squeal with delight. Their eyes are glued to the Skype session with a zookeeper in Texas. The camera is projecting the live images of orangutans as they play with puzzles that the kindergarten students actually designed and shipped to the zoo for testing by the primates.

A few months earlier, the students had learned on another Skype call that orangutans...

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    Alan November is the founder of edtech consulting firm November Learning. Join Alan in Boston July 26-28 for his 2017 Building Learning Communities conference, where Dr. Williams and hundreds of other leaders and educators from around the globe will gather to discuss the world’s most successful innovations in education.