A teacher uses an iPad with students to help them find appropriate digital resources for learning.

6 ways to choose the best digital resources

Here are some important things to consider when evaluating digital resources such as apps, games, and other services for use in school and at home

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.

Step 1: Make a list of the specific digital resources your children use or would like to use.

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