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March 08, 2019

Gates Foundation, Chan Zuckerberg Asked for Big New Education Ideas. Here's What They Got.

As the first step in a new R&D initiative they're planning for K-12 education, the foundation and venture-philanthropy group are highlighting innovative ideas provided by nonprofits, universities, corporations, developers and educators.

March 06, 2019

'Professor Dave' Explains How He Attracted 345,000 YouTube Subscribers

Science educator Dave Farina developed the eponymous YouTube show, Professor Dave Explains, to teach high school students and undergrads Science subjects. In an interview with Education Week, Farina explains how he made the transition from teaching in a classroom to creating content online.

December 20, 2018

Education Week's Biggest K-12 Technology Stories of 2018

From cybersecurity to school safety, privacy to personalized learning, and social media to media literacy, here are 10 of the biggest stories on the ed-tech beat in 2018.

September 12, 2018

Instagram and Teens: What Do You Need to Know?

Instagram released a new guide for parents, but outside experts had different messages on what to know about privacy, identity, and healthy use of the platform.

September 10, 2018

Teen Social Media Use Is Skyrocketing. But Don't Panic, New Research Says

Seventy percent of teens use social media more than once a day, but they say it makes them feel less lonely and more confident, according to a new survey from Common Sense Media.

August 24, 2018

Generation Z Prefers Learning From YouTube, Not Books

Younger learners are growing up with technology all around them. A recent Pearson study found that a majority of kids aged 14 to 23 prefer learning from YouTube rather than books.

August 03, 2018

Facebook, National Urban League to Partner on Digital-Skills Training

The social media giant, which is facing withering scrutiny over its data-collection practices, has announced a partnership with the National Urban League.

June 25, 2018

Common Sense Media Overhauls Popular Digital Citizenship Curriculum

From fake news to digital self-harm, a host of new online challenges has prompted the nonprofit group to update its widely used K-12 digital citizenship resources.

June 04, 2018

Twitter Moving to Block Accounts Created By Underage Users

Users who signed up to Twitter before they were 13 years old appear to be losing access to their accounts, raising questions for parents, schools, and the ed-tech industry.

June 01, 2018

Half of Teenagers Online 'Almost Constantly,' But Fewer Use Facebook

A new survey of teens by the Pew Research Center shows the rising popularity of YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat, as well as the rising ubiquity of smartphones.

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