U.K. researchers found that banning cellphones effectively added an hour of instructional time per week. Low-achieving and at-risk students saw the largest benefits.
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May 21, 2015
May 11, 2015
Studies presented at the American Educational Research Association on iPads and early literacy, students' online reading skills, Google Docs, and the frontiers of ed-tech use drew big reactions from readers.
May 01, 2015
Nearly 60 percent of high schoolers report using their own mobile devices at schools, compared with just 32 percent who said they're using school-issued laptops, according to a new survey.
April 21, 2015
Nearly a quarter of teens are online "almost constantly" and 73 percent of teens own smartphones, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
April 20, 2015
Four pending studies presented at AERA offer surprising findings and a nuanced look at the use of iPads and e-readers with young children.
April 08, 2015
Educators and technology leaders shared best practices for edtech in public and private schools in an Education Week Twitter chat.
March 26, 2015
The Internet's effects on education, economics, and personal relationships are seen as largely positive by people in non-highly industrialized countries.
March 17, 2015
More than 80 percent of college students are now using mobile devices to study, and the growth in the use of those devices is shaping where and when postsecondary enrollees do academic work, a new survey from McGraw-Hill Education and Hanover Research finds.
March 13, 2015
A new white paper from Center for Promise explores the experiences of several districts implementing educational technology, and the lessons that can be applied to other K-12 systems.
February 26, 2015
Futuresource Consulting projects that half of students and teachers in the U.S. will have access to their own personal computer in school by 2015-16.