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The latest news about mobile technology in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

This school year, how much of a challenge are the following barriers to the use of technology in your classroom?
—Education Week Research Center, 2016

Survey: Teachers Still Struggling to Use Tech to Transform Instruction

An exclusive Education Week Research Center survey shows teachers see themselves as ed-tech risk takers but are still struggling to use digital tools to transform instruction. (June 6, 2016)

Spotlight on Technology in the Classroom

Education technology is evolving at a fast pace and this Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative high-tech resources that are transforming classrooms and learning.

Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Technology

Technology is dramatically altering K-12 curriculum, and this Spotlight explores how districts are using technology to improve student learning, introducing games into classrooms, and using multimedia resources across the subject areas.

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12/02 11:25 am | Encryption Sorely Lacking in Ed-Tech Products, Survey Finds | Many vendors lack even minimal data-security protections, leaving school and student data vulnerable, according to Common Sense Education.

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Schools are paying renewed attention to researchers' warnings that the "blue light" from mobile devices can shake the sleep patterns of children and teenagers.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Young black teenagers embrace computers as integral to their futures, but they need more opportunities to learn to code and innovate with technology, according to a national survey.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
Some experts predicted that e-books and digital devices would turn print books into relics, but that hasn’t happened—at least not yet.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
The goal is to spur adoption of legislation requiring the formation of advisory committees charged with finding ways to improve the safe and ethical use of technology.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
In an exclusive interview, the organization’s leader talks about the threats and addresses criticisms that the national group is making alarmist claims.
September 7, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers see potential to use the Pokémon Go game to help teach local history, civics, and other lessons, but skeptics worry about privacy risks.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
An exclusive Education Week Research Center survey shows teachers see themselves as ed-tech risk takers but are still struggling to use digital tools to transform instruction.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
The Education Week Tech Confidence Index examines teachers' perspectives on the present and future status of educational technology in K-12 schools.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
For many students, cellphones have become a modern security blanket and an impediment to learning, warns former Montana teacher of the year Steve Gardiner.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
Researchers at the recent American Educational Research Association summit discussed findings on socioeconomic disparities in how K-12 technology is used, and ed-tech's potential as a tool for social justice.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week

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