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August 10, 2018

Bad Teaching for Preschoolers? There Are Lots of Apps for That

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.

July 20, 2018

Pearson Studies Seek to Shine Light on Cyber Charter Student Mobility

New research examines the motivations and performance of the 70,000 students enrolled in Connections Academy's full-time online schools.

June 20, 2018

DeVos-Supported 'Brain-Performance' Company Loses Appeal Over Misleading Advertising

Neurocore agreed to stop making unsupported claims and end some user testimonials after losing its appeal before an ad-industry regulatory group.

June 06, 2018

'Impenetrable' World of Student Data Brokers a Major Concern, Study Says

Parents are often unable to determine which companies are selling marketing lists based on students' ethnicity, hobbies, personality, and other sensitive information, a new study found.

June 01, 2018

Half of Teenagers Online 'Almost Constantly,' But Fewer Use Facebook

A new survey of teens by the Pew Research Center shows the rising popularity of YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat, as well as the rising ubiquity of smartphones.

May 16, 2018

Schools Shouldn't Trust Google Search Because It Reinforces Racism, Researcher Argues

Safiya Noble discusses her recent book, "Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism," and what it means for K-12 educators and students.

April 17, 2018

Multi-Tasking With Mobile Phones: Yep, It's Bad for Learning

A new meta-analysis finds that mobile-phone multitasking—especially with social media— negatively affects reading speed, reading comprehension, and lecture recall.

April 17, 2018

Pearson Tested 'Social-Psychological' Messages in Learning Software, With Mixed Results

An experiment with embedding "growth-mindset" messaging in software appeared to help students persist when they encountered difficulty—and raised ethical concerns.

April 16, 2018

Teens Worry About Online Privacy: Q&A With Researcher Claire Fontaine

"It's like getting a tattoo every time you go on the internet," said one young woman in a new study of teen views on digital privacy. What can schools do?

April 06, 2018

Teachers on Tech: Good for Student Learning, Bad for Student Health

A new Gallup poll found teachers lukewarm about the educational value of digital devices, but extremely concerned about their impact on students' mental health.

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