Every year, educational technology companies introduce new platforms, devices, and apps, all of which bring exciting new possibilities for teaching and learning. It is difficult—perhaps impossible—to find a school that has not adopted at least some form of digital learning into its curriculum, and many schools have made the shift to an entirely digital learning experience.

But in the race towards devices and digital curriculum, it can be instructive to slow down and ask, “Why?” What is this all for?

Is it because students prefer to be on devices, or that devices offer higher engagement? Is it because the creation, updating, and...

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  • About the Author:

    Ted Levine is the president and CEO of the award-winning social studies and science publisher Kids Discover. Follow him on Twitter: @Kids_Discover.