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Once upon a time, classrooms and libraries were two distinct learning environments. Students physically traversed between the two – bringing research assignments to the library to find information and then returning to the classroom or home to complete their work.
That dynamic is fading, with technology advancements making it possible to blur the boundaries and enable seamless integration of information and classrooms. These changes are helping schools make the most of their investment in content. In the face of shrinking school library budgets, many schools are working to better leverage content to support classroom instruction. Valuable resources that were rarely used can now be accessed anytime, anywhere.
And for students? Easy access to digital content has been proven to enhance critical thinking, technology, and information literacy skills – which are important for every student, whether they are headed to college or directly into vocational or career pursuits.
The growth of digital solutions in the classroom has been phenomenal in recent years. According to year-over-year survey data from Project Tomorrow, for instance, digital content use in the classroom increased by 45% and mobile learning through tablets and other devices increased by 41%. This movement to digital content integration supports both inquiry-based learning and blended learning environments.
With substantial experience in integrating digital content into classroom learning, Gale offers many ways to bring the benefits of these blurred boundaries to your school, including:
Bridging the gap between content and classroom doesn’t need to be difficult. Request more information from your Educational Sales Consultant and learn how we can help you integrate digital content into your school’s classroom, whether it’s a high school, middle school, or elementary school.