Digital curriculum is one of the most recent additions to teaching technology. As a result, it comes with its pros and cons. At AES, we talk about the pros a lot — and for good reason. We develop digital curriculum to help teachers teach and students learn. Still, there are always drawbacks to using different teaching resources.
When reviewing a digital curriculum system for use in the classroom, teachers and administrators often worry students will spend too much time in front of the computer. This is a valid concern. Fortunately you can incorporate digital curriculum and still have meaningful interactions with your students!
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Here at AES, we get a lot of teachers who want to know how our digital curriculum system is different from the learning management system Canvas.
Cheating is a major problem in every single school in the world. Students know it’s wrong. Teachers know it’s wrong. Administrators can expel students on their first offense. But that doesn’t change the fact that cheating is an epidemic — especially in high schools. That begs one big, burning question. Why in the world do students cheat in the first place?
One way or another, every classroom needs a curriculum. Sometimes that curriculum is made years in advance, and other times you needed one yesterday. But no matter what, your course(s) will need a new curriculum at some point. That always comes with one big question — who’s going to make it?
Digital curriculum is quickly becoming a cornerstone in career and technical education. Test prep materials have been a cornerstone in CTE for decades. But what are the differences between the two? Don’t they do mostly the same thing? They do — sometimes. Other times, digital curriculum and test prep couldn’t be more different. In general, there are seven differences between digital curriculum and test prep materials: