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Connecticut Elementary Students Learn about Digital Citizenship: Learning.com Coordinates and Provides Curriculum Content for Greenwich Public Schools

Magazine article District Administration

Connecticut Elementary Students Learn about Digital Citizenship: Learning.com Coordinates and Provides Curriculum Content for Greenwich Public Schools

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Administrators at Greenwich Public Schools, in southwestern Connecticut, had been looking for a content management system that would bring all their existing online tools together for their instructional staff and 8,500 students. They also wanted to provide new online tools to their youngest students to help them develop digital literacy skills.

"About two or three years ago, we realized we had many overlapping functions in learning systems, which was creating a lot of redundancies," says Phillip Dunn, director of digital learning and technology. "After looking at several vendors, we determined that Learning.com was able to bring all of our systems together and streamline how we access and organize digital content."

Learning.com is a web-based platform with a digital content library and content management tools that teachers can use to organize and customize how they deliver content to students. It also provides a digital curriculum as well as assessments that help students develop 21st-century skills to prepare them for success in higher education and their future career opportunities.

Because Learning.com also brings together other curricular content, Greenwich teachers and students now have access to a large library of digital content from one platform and do not have to stick with content from one single vendor, according to Dunn. This is done via Learning.com's single sign-on functionality, which helps students and teachers access digital content from a variety of sources. Learning.com has also allowed teachers and administrators to build their own content around their library of learning materials.

In the classroom, library and media specialists in the district's 11 elementary schools have been using Learning.com the most often, says Dunn. Elementary school students have been using EasyTech Keyboarding, which allows them to practice grade-appropriate keyboarding skills. …

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