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Out-of-School Programs Going Digital

12/13/2018

Summary

More out-of-school programs are taking advantage of digital media tools and technologies. Students of all ages are using before and after school time to be creators and have meaningful interactions with technology. 

 

Trend

In December 2018, the Chicago Learning Exchange released Engaging Youth in a Connected World. The study reviewed out-of-school programs and their use of digital media tools and technologies. Digital media tools and technologies are defined as hardware, software and other digital tools and resources. The study uncovered that many out of school programs use technology as a learning tool for active learning.  The National AfterSchool Association also acknowledged the effective integration of technology in afterschool learning programs in an Afterschool Tech Toolkit.  The modular toolkit was developed as part of a $500,000 grant from Google to maximize technology-based learning in afterschool.

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