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September 11, 2014

Punish Kids by Taking Away Mobile Devices? A #TBT Look Back to 2010

Devices and apps have evolved since 2010, probably more quickly than parents' strategies for monitoring teens' digital usage and regulating teens' digital access as a form of discipline.

October 28, 2013

Young Children Turning to Mobile Devices, Report Finds

Children ages birth to age 8 have "dramatically higher" access to mobile devices and use them far more often than children did just two years ago, a new national survey reports.

August 21, 2013

Digital Tools Raise Questions About What Is and Is Not Cheating

Students are confused about the difference between collaboration and cheating when using digital learning tools, says a recent article.

June 25, 2013

District Officials Describe Challenges in Using Mobile Tech in Schools

Providing students with mobile devices can engage students, and accelerate their learning, a number of educators said during a panel discussion at ISTE today.

June 10, 2013

Which Tech Devices Do Students Value for Different Academic Demands?

A nationwide survey reveals that students have different views of the usefulness of laptop computers, smartphones, and tablets, depending on the task at hand.

May 20, 2013

Ah, Technology! Always Technology...

Like lots of educators--maybe even most educators--I'm trying to see how this all fits together, the digital and the human. I used to think it was a matter of balance, but I've come to think that it's actually an individualized three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, with pieces to be fitted together in a certain order to achieve some desired effect.

March 13, 2013

Smartphone Use Rising Fast Among Teens, Survey Finds

Twenty-five percent of teens access the Internet primarily through cellphones, while fewer adults choose that route online, a nationwide survey shows.

November 30, 2012

Middle Schoolers Turning On Smartphones for Homework

Despite the growing popularity of smartphones among middle school students, survey results suggest there are limited opportunities to use the devices in classrooms.

October 23, 2012

New Report: Half of High Schoolers Own Smartphones

The Web-equipped cell phones are now the most commonly owned handheld devices among students in grades 9-12, according to survey data.

June 01, 2012

More Focus on Psychological Impact of Digital Media?

As our discussion becomes more sophisticated, expect to see more stories asking questions about the emotional and psychological impact of learning via digital media.

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