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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 18, 2016

Cautious Clicker or Traditional Learner? Pew Looks at Adults' 'Digital Readiness'

More than half of U.S. adults are "relatively hesitant" when it comes to using technology for personal learning, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center.

August 24, 2016

Parent Advocacy Group Warns of Ed-Tech 'Threats'

Parents Across America describes the ed-tech explosion as a dangerous and unproven component of the "corporate reform" agenda.

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 27, 2016

Personalized Learning for Preschool: IBM, Sesame Workshop Team Up

A new partnership hopes to marry IBM's "cognitive computing" technology and Sesame Street's educational materials to create new products capable of personalizing learning for children from birth to age 5.

March 30, 2016

The Quantified Baby: Ready or Not, Here The Products Come

New wearable technology for infants aims to help parents close the "word gap," but some early childhood experts are skeptical.

February 17, 2016

Google Acknowledges Data Mining Student Users Outside Apps for Education

Recent details Google provided on its data policies provoked criticism from some privacy advocates, but industry observers say the company's practices are reasonable and sound.

February 03, 2016

Mobile-Only Internet Access Presents Hurdles for Families, Survey Finds

Lower-income parents have "overwhelmingly positive" views about technology for their children, but significant digital inequities persist, according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

January 28, 2016

Teachers, Teens and Social Media: Q&A with Danah Boyd

Among the hot topics at this year's EduCon 2.8 conference, kicking off Friday in Philadelphia, is a new book from researcher danah boyd on the "networked lives" of today's teens.

January 14, 2016

Google Questioned on Student Data Privacy By U.S. Senator Franken

The Democratic Senator from Minnesota called on Google to be more transparent about the data it collects on students and how that information is being used.

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