Teachers understand how important it is to use high-quality educational tools and digital resources in the classroom, and they know it’s important to help students select books that match their needs and interests.

However, students today are learning from an expanded array of digital content, both at home and at school. This means teachers and parents have shared responsibility for teaching students a new set of skills for selecting media.

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The six steps below will help teachers and parents discover high-quality media and learn what to look for and discuss with their students. Teachers should follow their local software approval process, but can reinforce the skills and ideas below.

About the Author:

Tammi Sisk is an educational specialist for instructional technology integration at Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia.