A review of 425 studies found significant positive impacts on learning, skill acquisition, and perceptions when computers were used to support student collaboration.
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Poor feedback, ineffective guidance and instructions, and lack of adaptivity are some of the key shortcomings identified by researchers in a study of 171 popular mobile learning apps for 3-5 year olds.
June 26, 2018
Educators and ed-tech companies can better serve students with special needs by focusing on text-to-speech capacity, "switch accessibility," and modifications for common classroom tools, experts said.
June 25, 2018
The former director of the federal Office of Educational Technology talks with Education Week about ISTE's approach to helping educators navigate new ed-tech tools.
June 25, 2018
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.
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."
September 15, 2017
After Hurricane Harvey swamped her school system, Shanna Lumpkin, a 2nd grade teacher in the Humble Independent school district in Texas, used online platforms to read books with her students and give out back-to-school assignments.
April 05, 2017
Most recently chief innovation officer for the state of Rhode Island, Richard Culatta served for four years before that as U.S. director of educational technology.
March 16, 2017
The Regional Education Laboratory Central reviewed studies of 14 online and blended-learning programs used to differentiate instruction.
March 14, 2017
The new team will take over development of Summit Public Schools' personalized-learning software, ending the charter network's partnership with Facebook.