Use of Digital Content in Classrooms

Trends in media aren’t just happening in our living rooms and on our mobile devices, they’re happening in classrooms too. Across the country, educators are responding to the pervasive nature of media in their student’s lives, by incorporating more media in their classrooms. From engaging in-class activities to creative homework assignments, media is integrated, added, considered, and often unavoidable. Is this good for students? Good for their learning? Or it distracting from the focused core learning necessary to move students from grade to grade, or year to year? Is media use in classrooms really a new trend?

Sherri Hope Culver speaks to several experts to find out. Joining her on set are Stephanie Laggini Fiore from the Teaching & Learning Center at Temple University; Larry Cocco, Director Educational Technology for New Jersey; and Alicia Cunningham-Bryant, Assistant Director of Special Programs for Intellectual Heritage at Temple.

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