One of the benefits to using digital tools are the authentic products that can be created to show learning. Students can make a movie that others can watch, make a game that others can play, or a site that others can browse. What I've noticed is that this awesome feature creates an internal motivation of sorts to make their work look better. Students know that movies "do stuff" that their first movies didn't do. They want to make it look like that.
We've been working with iMovie a lot during the second half of the school year. Teachers are loving it for publishing writing pieces and adding life to story telling. Kids are enjoying hearing their voice next to words and pictures that match their writing. I've found that the motivation to make their movie like what they call a "real movie" has them practicing some of the growth mindset type skills. They listen or watch, then reflect, make changes, and watch again. Transitions and timing are some of the things they have gotten good at that add a lot to their movies. They keep working and tweaking their projects, and they get better and better every time.
Instructional Technology Coach