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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.

June 05, 2017

Harvard Rescinds Admissions Offers Over Facebook Posts: Report

At least 10 students had their admissions offers revoked after making offensive posts to a Facebook group chat, the Harvard Crimson reported.

March 08, 2017

For Young People, News Is Mobile, Social, and Hard to Trust, Studies Find

"Fake news" is one of many reasons why tweens, teens, and young adults mistrust news organizations, according to studies from Common Sense Media and Data & Society.

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.

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