Publishers know teachers want resources to help their students. Besides that, teachers face the same challenges in digital literacy as they did before the pandemic. Still, publishers provide educators with the tools they need to succeed. Yet, teachers seek solutions for their educational challenges, and publishers provide these solutions. Publishers can use these five methods to improve their products for digital literacy.
1.) For Digital Literacy, Provide an Effective Product
Teachers need lesson plans and content that aligns with standards. Yet, teachers feel some products are not effective. Also, teachers want products on topics other than math and ELA. Teachers want science and social studies digital tools too. Leaders can direct content teams to make products for different subjects. Therefore, publishers create content for teachers to easily align to state and national curriculum standards by bundling them with digital tools. Publishers offer products with robust search features for teachers, students, and parents. Thus, a digital curriculum is easily-located, identified, and accessible in a user-friendly LMS.
2.) Diagnostic Tools Improve Digital Literacy
Likewise, publishers provide educators with diagnostic tools that are easy to utilize. Teachers can track at-a-glance learning progress for a student, compared to curriculum goals. They can manage class-level progress. Dashboards offer teachers multiple ways to view information. Also, publishers could platforms that flag struggling students. Besides that, publishers suggest resources to close learning gaps that ensure students are college and career-ready. Content development teams weave microlearning options throughout the digital curriculum. Thus, teachers can tailor student learning plans to meet individual needs.
3.) Publishing Leaders Know the Competition
Yet, many teachers find tools outside a publisher’s catalog to meet their instructional needs. Often, these resources are cheaper than digital curriculum products. Therefore, publishers can mimic these digital literacy tools in new product offerings. Publishers increase class engagement by training educators on how to use the different digital literacy solutions in their products. Then, teachers choose the tools that work best with their curriculum. Publishers use eLearning courses, interactive digital tools, and videos to keep students engaged.
4.) Tailor the Learning Experience for Digital Literacy
Also, publishers can help educators adapt lessons to meet the individual needs of their students. Publishers offer narration, audiobooks, and e-readers. Students adjust the pace, text size, and font style to their own needs. Moreover, publishers make content that syncs across devices, so students can practice outside the classroom.
5.) Support Student Collaboration and Interactivity for a Digital Curriculum
Most importantly, publishers host digital curriculum platforms that make collaboration easy for educators. Discussion forums allow interaction and help teachers manage large class sizes. Therefore, teachers can host small discussion groups, labs, and peer coaching sessions, using different digital tools. Additionally, by creating self-paced e-Learning courses, publishers can address college and career-ready skills, which improves student interaction.
To sum up, teachers desire digital tools that flex content across different delivery methods. These tools support digital literacy. Besides that, educators want digital tools that foster independent learning and build career-ready skills. Publishers help teachers meet these goals by tailoring the product offerings to these different methods.