ICT COURSES FOR 21st CENTURY LEARNERS
English Language Learning
THE BEST TOOLS FOR PRACTICING ENGLISH
Using Digital Kids has been very rewarding. My students have enjoyed learning what they can do with computers by themselves and in group activities. Based on the advantages listed above, the administration of my school supports continuing and expanding the use of Digital Kids and Teens Digital with additional grade levels for the coming school year. I’m looking forward to this and know my student will be too.
Digital Kids is a modern curriculum, with innovative ideas and engages students to acquire the technical knowledge and 21st century skills needed to become global citizens and workers. I truly believe Digital Kids should be used in every school. It is based on recognized Standards and uses a spiraling approach that’s appropriate for each grade. Furthermore, it helps develop college ready students who are comfortable and confident with technology, self-reflective, collaborators, and real problem solvers.
As principal of an elementary school, my first exposure to Digital Kids and Digital Teen convinced me to upgrade our approach to computer instruction to one based on recognized standards and follow a spiraling development of skills for each grade. My computer teacher was in complete agreement and after our first year, I can say we are pleased with the Digital Kids curriculum. Our students are learning the necessary technical skills and enjoying their time in computer class.
This ICT curriculum is just what my students and I needed, especially when each grade has computer class and preparing for each class separately was very challenging. Before using Digital Kids, I enjoyed teaching the middle grades more than the 1st grade students who would often become frustrated because I was expecting too much. They would actually scare me when they would experience a frustration outburst—until I realized my expectations were greater than the cognitive levels of their age. Using this curriculum has been of great help for my students, and my ability to teach at the correct pace. The lesson plans are great and my students, even the young ones, have enjoyed the experience.