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Student Well-Being Opinion Helping Students Outsmart Their Smartphones
Kids know they study better without their phones. Here’s how to not leave them to their own devices.
Angela Duckworth, February 10, 2021
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Teaching Teacher Tips: How to Reduce Screen Time When School Is Online
Concerns about screen time are not new—but they are heightened when kids across the country are spending much of their school day online.
Catherine Gewertz, October 5, 2020
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School & District Management Opinion Teachers, Live Screen Time Is Precious. Use It Well
Research suggests a way to restructure remote learning to give students what they've been missing, write H. Alix Gallagher and Ben Cottingham.
H. Alix Gallagher & Benjamin Cottingham, September 1, 2020
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Classroom Technology Why Principals Worry About How Mobile Devices Affect Students' Social Skills, Attention Spans
An EdWeek Research Center national survey of educators and interviews with school principals reveal big concerns about how the proliferation of digital devices is affecting K-12 education.
Alyson Klein, June 2, 2020
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Education Opinion How to Decrease Screen Time for Students
Distance learning means it's difficult to limit screen time for kids. Here are a few ways to help keep things healthy for them.
Angela Duckworth, April 24, 2020
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Student Well-Being New Warnings on Screen Time, as Students Nationwide Move to E-Learning
As millions of students nationwide start to settle into virtual learning programs to slow the spread of the coronavirus, a massive new research analysis sounds another note of caution about the effects of exposing significantly more screen time.
Sarah D. Sparks, March 23, 2020
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School & District Management Babies as Young as 12 Months Get Nearly an Hour of Screen Time a Day, Study Finds
Babies as young as 12 months are exposed to nearly an hour a day of screen time, despite warnings from pediatricians to avoid digital media exposure for children under a year and a half, according to a new analysis.
Alyson Klein, December 2, 2019
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Reading & Literacy Screen Time Up as Reading Scores Drop. Is There a Link?
The yearslong slide in reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress comes as students are spending more time in and out of class on digital devices.
Sarah D. Sparks, November 8, 2019
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Early Childhood World Health Organization Recommends No More Than One Hour of Screen Time for Most Children Under 5
The global health group also offers advice on physical activity, sedentary behavior, and sleep for infants and young children.
Sasha Jones, April 24, 2019
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School & District Management Too Much Screen Time May Affect Children's Brain Development, Early Findings Show
Children who use smartphones, tablets, and video games more than seven hours a day are more likely to experience premature thinning of the cortex, the outermost layer of the brain that processes thought and action, according to a new study released by the NIH.
Sasha Jones, December 11, 2018
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Privacy & Security Principals on Student Screen Time: 7 Takeaways From Education Week's Exclusive Survey
School leaders are overwhelmingly worried about student screen time at home, but have nuanced views about screen time in school, according to an exclusive Education Week survey.
Benjamin Herold, May 11, 2018
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"Fortnite: Battle Royale," a multi-player video game accessible on mobile phones, has become wildly popular with kids and teenagers. Teachers are frustrated by students playing the game under their desks or coming into school half-asleep after playing all night.
"Fortnite: Battle Royale," a multi-player video game accessible on mobile phones, has become wildly popular with kids and teenagers. Teachers are frustrated by students playing the game under their desks or coming into school half-asleep after playing all night.
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Teaching Educators Battle 'Fortnite' for Students' Attention
Many teachers want to ban the popular video game from classrooms, but others are weaving students’ passion for it into classroom discussions and assignments.
Sarah Schwartz, May 3, 2018
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School & District Management School Principals Overwhelmingly Concerned About Children's Screen Time
Ninety-five percent of principals said students spend too much time on digital devices when they're not in school, according to an exclusive Education Week Research Center survey.
Christina A. Samuels, April 17, 2018
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Education Opinion How Screens Turn Kids into "Digital Addicts"
In this article, I discuss how screens can turn kids into digital addicts.
Matthew Lynch, March 1, 2017
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