A new meta-analysis finds that mobile-phone multitasking—especially with social media— negatively affects reading speed, reading comprehension, and lecture recall.
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April 17, 2018
April 13, 2018
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
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
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
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.
February 08, 2018
Many advocates say that modeling appropriate behavior with the devices is the way to go, and that a "ban is not a plan."
January 09, 2018
The Consortium for School Networking advises K-12 systems to seek specific assurances on a free flow of online content from internet service providers.
December 14, 2017
Vroom, a program that translates research on children's brain development into tips for parents, is being woven into an Amazon service.
November 13, 2017
A state lawmaker is calling for a review of the 113,000-student district's technology contracts following a New York Times report on possible ethical violations.
October 11, 2017
An Education Next forum poses the question: Do tools need stronger design and better implementation, or should educators reconsider their use of tech altogether?