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December 06, 2017

Facebook's New Messaging App for Young Children Raises Concerns

"Messenger Kids" will let children video chat with parent-approved contacts, but the app is raising concerns about data-privacy and social-media use by young children.

December 04, 2017

Bot or Not: Could a New Platform Help Schools Detect Fake Twitter Profiles?

Botcheck.me, a Google Chrome extension available via the browser's web store, enables individuals to reveal and log information about suspicious Twitter users.

October 02, 2017

Teenagers' Friendships Online Provide Emotional Support, Study Finds

Talking with friends online provides the same kind of support and validation for teenagers as interacting face-to-face, according to a new study.

September 28, 2017

Hacked Twitter Accounts a New Headache for Schools

After hackers struck, Nevada's Foothill High and Florida's St. Lucie schools were faced with offensive content coming from their official Twitter accounts.

September 15, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Shuttered Her School, But Not Her Teaching

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.

September 06, 2017

From Rescues to Relief, Principals' Response to Harvey Aided By Ed Tech

From Facebook to Google to a popular text-messaging app, principals have used ed tech to support colleagues dealing with Hurricane Harvey.

August 31, 2017

Can Banning Phones in School Curb Cyberbullying?

Grappling with concerns around cyberbullying, school safety, and classroom distraction, some K-12 schools choose to ban cellphones from the premises altogether.

July 05, 2017

Telling the ISTE 2017 Story in Twitter Traffic

What was popular at ISTE? A U.K. company analyzed thousands of tweets to see who was doing most of the sharing, and on what subjects.

June 13, 2017

Teachers' Union Faces Backlash Over Publication on Personalized Learning

A story published in the magazine of the National Education Association sparked sharp criticism from some teachers and activists concerned about software-driven personalized learning.

June 05, 2017

7 Good Ed-Tech Stories You Might Have Missed

From teens-and-screens to cybersecurity jobs to online courses, strong ed-tech-related stories abounded at the Education Writers Association's 2017 national seminar.

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