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February 21, 2017

In W.Va., Teachers Turn Trump's 'Fake News' Attacks Into Teachable Moments

At West Virginia's Ripley High, teachers are developing media literacy skills in students who are trying to critically examine allegations about "fake news" and media bias.

February 16, 2017

Link Between Social Media and Narcissism? Not Always for Younger Generation

Students' use of social media does not necessarily indicate a tendency toward narcissism, as it does in some adults, researchers say.

October 13, 2016

'Scary Clowns' Hysteria, Fueled by Social Media, Force Schools to Adjust

Rumor about 'scary clowns' seeking to harm children have swirled online and led some schools to lock down their facilities.

September 21, 2016

Twitter, Community, and Calling Your Gov. a 'Fascist:' Sara Goldrick-Rab Q&A

Education professor Sara Goldrick-Rab landed in hot water after tweeting that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is a 'fascist,' but said social media has changed her life mostly for the better.

August 09, 2016

Summit Public Schools Expands Personalized Learning Network

The California charter network famous for its partnership with Facebook will expand its Basecamp program to 100 schools across the country.

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 08, 2016

Can Ed Tech Power a Social-Justice Approach to 'Disruption?'

Mobile devices and digital tools can help disenfranchised youth to challenge the existing social and economic order, according to new research to be presented at AERA.

April 06, 2016

District Technology, Academic Leaders Learning to Work Together

Effective purchasing, policymaking, and external communications are all dependent on good CAO-CTO relationships, said panelists at CoSN's annual conference.

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.

November 16, 2015

FBI Online Game Combating Youth Extremism Draws Ire of Muslim Groups

The bureau's online game, titled "Don't Be a Puppet," is intended to counter recruitment of youths to radical extremist groups via the Internet.

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