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June 26, 2018

Teacher's Aide or Surveillance Nightmare? Alexa Hits the Classroom

Some teachers are touting the classroom value of smart speakers and digital voice assistants, but concerns about privacy and instructional value abound.

June 25, 2018

ISTE 2018: Nation's Largest Ed-Tech Conference Kicks Off in Chicago

Follow Ed Week's coverage of the International Society for Technology in Education, where 22,000 ed-tech enthusiasts will share tips on classroom implementation, data privacy, responding to fake news, and more.

June 01, 2018

Half of Teenagers Online 'Almost Constantly,' But Fewer Use Facebook

A new survey of teens by the Pew Research Center shows the rising popularity of YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat, as well as the rising ubiquity of smartphones.

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 11, 2018

Principals on Student Screen Time: 7 Takeaways From Education Week's Exclusive Survey

School leaders are overwhelmingly worried about student screen time at home, but have nuanced views about screen time in school, according to an exclusive Education Week survey.

April 17, 2018

Multi-Tasking With Mobile Phones: Yep, It's Bad for Learning

A new meta-analysis finds that mobile-phone multitasking—especially with social media— negatively affects reading speed, reading comprehension, and lecture recall.

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.

April 06, 2018

Teachers on Tech: Good for Student Learning, Bad for Student Health

A new Gallup poll found teachers lukewarm about the educational value of digital devices, but extremely concerned about their impact on students' mental health.

April 02, 2018

Tech Giants Announce New Funding for 1-to-1 Devices, Computer Science Education

Verizon's education initiative pledged $200 million for technology and teacher training, and Amazon plans to make available computer science education software and scholarships.

February 13, 2018

Computer Ownership Not Linked to College Students' Future Earnings, Study Finds

Giving free computers to community college students had no significant effect on students' future wages, total earnings, or rates of employment, according to an NBER study.

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