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digedu

By Sally Finley - Posted Mar 1, 2014
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Company: digedu, 444 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611; (773) 408-9744; website: digedu.com/; email: connect@digedu.co.

Price: Pricing information is available by contacting digedu at (773) 408-9744.

Audience: K–12 educators and students

Format: digedu is a web-based tool. Three apps from Android, iOS, and the web can be used to access digedu.

 

REPORT CARD
Overall Rating:5 Stars
Installation:A
Content/Features:A
Ease of Use:A
Product Support:A

 

Description: digedu is a technology tool for teachers to design differentiated and interactive lessons using any digital device.

Reviewer Comments:

Installation/Access: A member area requires a login username and password for access. Installation: A

Content/Features: digedu contains a library of more than 3,000 Common Core State Standards-aligned lessons for use in the classroom. Students are provided with a digital backpack for lessons, assessments, and tools. Grades, attendance, and records of student activities can be automated and easily stored. Grades can be integrated with the school’s existing gradebook, and real-time analytics provide a detailed understanding of student achievement and alignment of standards.

Student performance data indicates trends and focuses on the degree to which students are learning. This information can be shared with parents and administrators to help them make informed decisions regarding educational experiences.

digedu Classroom Cloud addresses network limitations by serving as a backup of lesson materials and assessments. It adds Wi-Fi bandwidth so each student can have a multimedia-rich connected experience that is not delayed by technical difficulties. Content/Features Rating: A

Ease of Use: Students can use any tablet, iPad, or computer with internet access at school or home. Ease of Use Rating: A

Product Support: Support is provided through real-time technical support via phone, email, or chat. A Knowledge Base provides links to management features of students and lessons. Video Tutorials demonstrate technical issues. A digedu blog serves as a vehicle to support sharing of best practices and lessons. Professional Development is available and tailored to school needs. Users can email support@digedu.co. Product Support Rating: A

Recommendation: digedu allows teachers to deliver high-quality lessons that are engaging. It assesses student performance and differentiates instruction. Using animated media, teachers provide appropriate instruction for each student. The best part is that students can access these learning experiences any time, on any device, anywhere. Immediate feedback is provided through assessments. From data gathered from these assessments, student achievement can be monitored and measured. Anytime students are struggling with content, the teacher can adjust the learning to meet student needs.

Teachers can improve the classroom experience by integrating graphics, sound, and video through self-pacing instruction with assessments that provide immediate feedback. This type of experience utilizes a variety of learning styles based on differentiated student learning styles. What a great way to tailor lessons to facilitate mastery!

One unique feature is the ability of the teacher to discreetly interact with a single student, group, or entire class. With a simple click, the student can notify the teacher without other students knowing. This establishes a safe learning experience for students when they don’t have to worry about their classroom peers.

digedu prepares students with digital literacy necessary for college and career readiness.

The use of digedu eliminates time spent copying worksheets and handouts. Now digital worksheets, handouts, and assessments can replace paper products and eliminate the time spent copying papers and hand-
grading work.

digedu is a great tool to publish learning activities for students to complete and submit on any connected device. I highly recommend this product as an effective learning tool for the 21st century. Highly Recommended

Reviewer: Sally Finley is an educational consultant based in Coral Springs, Fla. Her email address is sallyfinley1@yahoo.com.


 
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