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The content of instruction should be a communal, research-based, and experience-based decision, writes Lisa Hansel.
Interactive tools and multimedia content are prompting teachers to take on more of a coaching or guiding role in the classroom.
Teacher education institutions risk becoming obsolete if they do not do a better job preparing future teachers to use digital curricula, experts say.
The growing availability of digital video sparked the 'flipped classroom' movement, but identifying quality video content is still a challenge.
As digital video becomes a more popular educational tool, the companies and organizations that provide such content are becoming more diverse.
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.
To help individualize lessons, teachers often rely on digital curricula used for all students as well as software programs tailored for English-language learners.
But defining what exactly a "personal learning environment," or PLE, is supposed to look like is proving to be challenging.