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  • Mike Finkel

    We have an online music curriculum that we sell as a product to individuals and organizations as a learning tool. Since we don't have the printing, warehouse and shipping costs associated with books this allows us to give the curriculum away for free to organizations http://www.dlpmusicoutreach.com/dlp-groups/ that could afford to buy a full music curriculum. In meeting with these groups we were surprised to see the number of kids with smart phones. Fortunately, the schools/groups we've worked with also had WI-FI access available for the kids. We know this is not the case with all schools and that WI-FI access is nowhere close to 100% reach in homes. In our case, the decision to go digital with our material has given us a greater access to help.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I'm afraid this is going to create a huge divide between low income schools and the more affluent. And, as a result- there will be an even larger skills gap. I'm all for innovation and tech in the classroom- but if a kid doesn't have internet at home- or a computer- how could that kid get work done?

    • Brooke Feldman

      Very interesting point and so true. I believe in innovation, but I believe in the basics when it comes to education like actual books. It's better for kids to understand the resources they have, like a library, rather than rely heavily on technology. Schools will struggle to keep up with all the new developments. Stick with the basics in my opinion.