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February 12, 2020

With Students' Media Illiteracy In Mind, State Legislatures Taking Action

Legislative proposals seek to promote students' online savvy through the creation of new curricular materials, increasing access to media specialists, and other means.

January 29, 2020

Fake News Is Everywhere. But Students Can Be Taught to Spot It, New Study Finds

Researchers at the Reboot Foundation found that interventions as simple as reading a short article or watching a three-and-a-half-minute long educational video can make an immediate difference in students' abilities to pick out fake news.

January 23, 2020

Social Media Is 'Tearing Us Apart', Middle and High School Students Say

The digital world isn't just exhausting for adults. More than half of the middle and high school students who participated in a recent survey say they sometimes turn off their phones just to get some relief from all the activity.

January 13, 2020

Yes, College Admissions Officers Do Look at Applicants' Social Media, Survey Finds

More than a third of the nearly 300 college admissions officers surveyed by the Kaplan Test Prep company say they have visited sites like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube to get more information about a prospective student.

December 19, 2019

Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Lessons for K-12 Tech Leaders

Artificial Intelligence is being cited as the next big teaching tool, and new area of study for students. But it may also make life easier for Information Technology departments.

December 11, 2019

Digital 'Dora the Explorer' Helps Young Children Learn Math, Study Finds

Learning math from a virtual character who children have a strong connection with can boost math skills, a new Georgetown University study finds.

December 02, 2019

Babies as Young as 12 Months Get Nearly an Hour of Screen Time a Day, Study Finds

Babies as young as 12 months are exposed to nearly an hour a day of screen time, despite warnings from pediatricians to avoid digital media exposure for children under a year and a half, according to a new analysis.

November 05, 2019

International Study Finds Major Inequities in Computer Literacy

Having access to a computer or tablet doesn't necessarily make students computer literate, according to a study of computer-literacy skills across countries.

November 04, 2019

Where Do Teens Learn About Vaping? Social Media, Report Finds

Social media keeps vaping top-of-mind for teens, according to the survey. Nearly 60 percent say they're likely to see a post that mentions or shows vaping.

October 29, 2019

Teens' Online Video Viewing Soared Over the Past Four Years, Report Finds

The percentage of kids who report watching videos online "every day" has more than doubled in the past four years, going from 24 percent in 2014 to 56 percent in 2019, among 8 to 12 year-olds.

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