Apple changed the phone, Netflix revolutionized television, and Amazon evolved e-commerce. Today, we don’t think much of these things, but we were amazed just a few short years ago as they changed our lives forever.
Now, the digital curriculum stands to do the same in schools. One of the largest benefits provided by digital curriculum is the flexibility it creates for teachers, their classrooms, and their students.
It does this through its ease of use, ability to change, accessibility, and real-time impactfulness.
More Customized Learning
Teachers can customize their teaching in two different ways… By editing the curriculum itself, and by tailoring assignments to specific groups of students.
With a digital curriculum, teachers can edit and customize the content to more closely match their school standards, meet student needs, or for enhanced context and understanding. Rather than doing this through separate sheets, additional packets, or more books, they can directly edit the curriculum itself while maintaining an original copy.
This new version can then be delivered to students directly, without the need for printing or copying.
Further, when used in conjunction with a digital curriculum management platform, educators can see grades and get insights into student performance. They then use this data to divide the classroom into learning groups and deliver the right content to each group.
This allows underperforming students to receive the remedial content they need while ensuring that mid-pack and overperforming students still feel challenged.
The digital curriculum also provides entirely new ways to interact with educational content. By their very nature, these curricula are interactive and contain multimedia components like videos, animations, sounds, and imagery that makes them more engaging and fun.
Since students stay more engaged in their learning with a digital curriculum they tend to gain a better understanding of the material and perform higher.
This same interactive element also allows students to express their thoughts in new and different ways. They can draw on existing images, add colors, and shapes, and utilize whatever digital medium they wish to communicate their answers and thought processes.
Auto-grading and Instant Feedback
When quizzes, assessments, and auto-grading are combined into a platform with a digital curriculum, teachers can get instant insights into class performance while students receive immediate feedback on their work.
Together, this helps students better understand the material and improve skills, while teachers save time and can adjust lessons to better meet class needs.
For example, with an auto-graded warm-up based on the previous lesson or homework, teachers can see results and immediately identify areas where students may need additional support. They can break the class into groups of similar understanding and deliver customized materials, or adjust the lesson as a whole.
When it comes time to customize, adjust, or otherwise edit a textbook-based curriculum, significant costs appear. Whether it’s ordering new materials entirely, printing hundreds to thousands of sheets, and/or hours invested by teachers, administrators, and editors.
Not to mention the lack of consistency when implementing a paper-based curriculum.
Instead, customizing a digital curriculum takes just a few clicks and the new version is instantly shared with the right people with zero extra cost.
Digital curriculum materials are often less expensive than traditional print materials, which can help schools save money and provide more resources for their students.
Overall, a digital curriculum provides teachers and students with more flexibility in how they teach and learn, which can lead to more engaging, effective, and personalized learning experiences.
Kiddom seamlessly connects the most critical aspects of teaching and learning on one platform.
For the first time, educators can share and manage digital curriculum, differentiate instruction, and assess student work in one place. Learners can take assessments online, see student performance data with the click of a button, and teachers have the insight and tools they need to create individual learning paths.
Ready to bring digital curriculum to your school or district?
Connect with us in a 15-minute meeting to learn more about available pre-packaged curriculum and assessments, and how the Kiddom education platform can support your learning community.