An award-winning digital role-playing game about U.S. slavery has provoked a backlash from critics who say that genocide cannot be appropriately simulated or gamified in the classroom.
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February 17, 2015
February 04, 2015
New York City is one of three "test-bed networks" experimenting with new ways to quickly evaluate ed-tech products in real-world settings.
February 02, 2015
Early childhood experts are questioning the value of a new virtual preschool that offers digital learning materials and online access to teachers.
January 15, 2015
To help educators and parents recognize effective uses of ed tech in the early years, Education Week created an interactive tool highlighting one school's efforts to put research into practice.
December 19, 2014
Guests Holly Clark and Kyle Pace debated Chromebooks versus iPads in an #EWedchat this week. Chat participants discussed the pros and cons of each device and shared resources for educators.
November 24, 2014
The online learning program ST Math improved California elementary students' math scores compared with students not using the program, according to a new study.
November 19, 2014
Code.org has tapped the popular Disney characters for a new tutorial as part of its campaign to promote computer science education.
November 11, 2014
A recent study challenges the notion that poor integration of technology in classrooms stems from teachers' inexperience with technology outside of classrooms.
November 07, 2014
Schools can now access NYTimes.com and the paper's online archives through a new network-wide subscription service beginning at $780 annually.
October 31, 2014
Educators discuss the best approaches for using digital devices, apps, and software for students in pre-K through 5th grade.