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April 20, 2017

Augmented, Virtual Reality Yet to Gain Traction in K-12, Survey Finds

Just 5 percent of U.S. teachers say they are currently using augmented- or virtual-reality technologies in their classrooms, according to Project Tomorrow.

December 20, 2016

Ed-Tech Research That Mattered in 2016

From the maker movement to online testing to the digital divide, 2016 was a big year for high-quality research on the promise and peril of educational technology.

November 01, 2016

Impact of Devices on Children's Sleep A 'Major Concern' for Researchers

In 20 studies covering four continents, children who used or had access to devices at bedtime were more likely than peers to sleep poorly.

October 20, 2016

Parents Bullish on Ed Tech, Skeptical About Its Implementation, Survey Says

Nine of 10 parents in a new national survey said they "believe in the use of technology to tailor student learning."

October 13, 2016

Telecom Sprint Launches Campaign to Close 'Homework Gap'

The wireless provider pledges to bring connectivity to 1 million impoverished students, by offering them free smartphones, tablets, laptops, and "hotspot" devices.

June 10, 2016

Tablets Pose Challenges for Online Test Takers, Studies Finding

Researchers are finding signs of "device effects" for online tests administered in some grades and subjects, and for certain types of assessment items.

May 17, 2016

Screen Reading Worse for Grasping Big Picture, Researchers Find

Can it really make a difference whether a class assignment is on a screen or printed out? Yes, according to new research.

May 11, 2016

One-to-One Laptop Initiatives Boost Student Scores, Researchers Find

A meta-analysis of 15 years' worth of research found 1-to-1 laptop programs had a positive impact on students' English, math, and science scores.

May 03, 2016

Amid Internet Addiction Fears, 'Balanced' Tech Diet for Teens Recommended

Almost 60 percent of parents feel their teens are addicted to their mobile devices, according to a new survey from Common Sense Media.

April 18, 2016

iPads Can Change Math Instruction, Study Finds

Research in an Oregon school found that iPads didn't impact math achievement or engagement, but helped teachers better manage instruction.

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