FETC News: Pilot program replaces textbooks with digital media

Educators and students in Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) are now accessing streaming video, images and other digital media aligned to district pacing guides in order to improve student engagement in social studies lessons. This pilot program in 12 district schools, in which dynamic digital content replaces traditional textbooks as the core instructional material, features digital media, curriculum alignment services, professional development, and hardware from Discovery Education.

“To date, we are very pleased with this pilot,” said Gene White, superintendent of IPS. “The powerful resources from Discovery Education have brought alive our social studies curriculum in a new way, and we look forward to tracking the results of this effort.”

The pilot program also includes access to Discovery Education MediaShare, a Web-based content sharing system that allows teacher collaboration through uploading, sharing, managing, and distributing user-created or licensed content, as well as Discovery Media Servers.

For more information visit http://comcast.discoveryeducation.com.