U.K. researchers found that banning cellphones effectively added an hour of instructional time per week. Low-achieving and at-risk students saw the largest benefits.
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May 21, 2015
May 11, 2015
Studies presented at the American Educational Research Association on iPads and early literacy, students' online reading skills, Google Docs, and the frontiers of ed-tech use drew big reactions from readers.
April 29, 2015
States are making significant progress in digital education efforts, with over 400 digital learning policies implemented in 2014, new ExcelinEd report finds.
April 23, 2015
Fourteen states are now mandating that computer science classes be counted towards high school graduation requirements, a new report from Education Commission of the States finds.
April 21, 2015
Nearly a quarter of teens are online "almost constantly" and 73 percent of teens own smartphones, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.
April 17, 2015
Fewer than 4 percent of students in a new study displayed the skills to effectively evaluate the reliability and credibility of online science information.
April 16, 2015
Does providing more teachers with basic training, or a few teachers with intensive training, result in the most impactful integration of classroom technology?
April 15, 2015
A preview of the jargon-filled annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, written at a 5th-grade reading level.
April 14, 2015
Enthusiastic usage of Google Docs did not translate into improved student test scores, according to small-scale new study.
April 13, 2015
Education Week's new report "Blended Learning: Breaking Down the Barriers" features a story highlighting research on the effectiveness of such techniques.