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November 15, 2019

Apple Dumps Vaping-Related Apps Amid Public Health Crisis

Apple removed 181 vaping-related apps from its App Store in an effort to limit teens' exposure to content that could lead to harm or illness.

January 28, 2019

Philly Teacher's Union Releases App for Reporting School Facilities Problems

The Philadelphia Federation of Teachers' Healthy Schools Tracker will allow educators, parents, and others to use their smartphones to report mold, asbestos, and other environmental hazards in schools.

November 27, 2018

Fortnite, Video Game Popular Among Students, Now Has 200 Million Players

Fortnite, a shooting game popular among younger players, now has 200 million registered players. How is it affecting schools?

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."

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