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Transitioning from Print to Digital Content: Benefits, Tips and Free Resources
Thursday, August 25, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT
Presented by Jeff Meyer, Product Specialist for Learning.com
Sponsored by Learning.com
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There’s a quiet revolution taking place in our nation’s schools: the demise of print textbooks and other paper-based resources which are gradually being replaced by digital content. The revolution is fueled by 1:1 initiatives, WiFi bandwidth improvements, and the drive to personalize learning – and it’s placing powerful technology in the hands of students for everyday use at school and at home.
Educators around the country are using varied, up-to-date content from multiple sources including Open Education Resources (OER) and other free content to motivate, engage and empower their students. School districts are leveraging digital content to realize cost savings, prepare students for online assessments, provide learning experiences outside the traditional school day, and give students opportunities for cross-curricular collaboration.
In this webinar, Jeff Meyer, classroom teacher, district technology director, and Product Specialist for Learning.com explored:
• The most widely-used free digital alternatives to print textbooks and resources
• The benefits of implementing OER
• Tips for moving to digital content
This recorded webinar is designed for all K-12 educators interested in using more digital content with their students, including classroom teachers, administrators, and library media specialists as well as curriculum leaders and developers. No matter where you are in the process of transitioning from print to digital content, you don’t want to miss this session. Watch for the latest ideas about making the switch!
Jeff Meyer is a Product Specialist for Learning.com, where he provides prospects and customers with professional development, implementation, and project management services for regional, statewide and international projects related to common core standards, digital literacy, and 21st century skills. Jeff has worked in education for 34 years as a public school teacher and coach, district curriculum and technology director and administrator. He is passionate about the need to transform education using data-based, inquiry-driven approaches and digital resources, especially with urban students and educators. Prior to his nearly eleven years of service with Learning.com, Jeff worked in the Austin and Eanes school districts, Education Service Center, and University of Texas at Austin, Texas.
Learning.com provides K-12 solutions to help students, teachers, and schools excel in a digital world. Districts around the country equip their students with the digital literacy skills needed for online assessments, college, and the workforce using our award-winning digital literacy solutions. Learning.com supports districts as they move to digital content with tools to build and share district-created digital curriculum.