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September 12, 2018

Instagram and Teens: What Do You Need to Know?

Instagram released a new guide for parents, but outside experts had different messages on what to know about privacy, identity, and healthy use of the platform.

August 10, 2018

Bad Teaching for Preschoolers? There Are Lots of Apps for That

Poor feedback, ineffective guidance and instructions, and lack of adaptivity are some of the key shortcomings identified by researchers in a study of 171 popular mobile learning apps for 3-5 year olds.

May 31, 2018

Fortnite May Be Addictive, But Could Also Promote Learning, Say Stanford Experts

Three researchers at the Stanford Graduate School of Education offer their insights on the popular video game.

May 10, 2018

Decoding Fortnite: 5 Things Educators Need to Know About the Hit Video Game

How can schools prevent distractions and survive the Fortnite craze? Educators offer their best tips.

April 13, 2018

Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says

More than half of 5,855 Android apps in the 'Designed for Families' section of the Google Play store potentially violated COPPA, a team of computer-science researchers found.

April 13, 2018

YouTube Accused of Targeting Children With Ads, Violating Federal Privacy Law

Consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that YouTube has used children's personal information to target ads.

February 08, 2018

As Cell Phones Proliferate in K-12, Schools Search for Smart Policies

Many advocates say that modeling appropriate behavior with the devices is the way to go, and that a "ban is not a plan."

December 14, 2017

Bezos Family Foundation's Early Childhood Program Comes to Amazon's Alexa

Vroom, a program that translates research on children's brain development into tips for parents, is being woven into an Amazon service.

August 22, 2016

Special Educators Want Mobile Technology, but More Training Needed

An initiative to improve the use of apps and mobile technology in the instruction of special education students finds that teachers aren't receiving the professional development they want.

July 01, 2016

Former Ind. Official Accused of Ethics Violations in Ed-Tech Job Move

The Indiana GOP wants a former state education official investigated after he left the government to work for N2N Services, an ed-tech subcontractor that had received $573,000 from the state.

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