Screen Time

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Student Well-Being Kids' Screen Time Rose During the Pandemic and Stayed High. That's a Problem
It’s too early to see how increased screen time may affect kids long-term, but many educators say they have seen negative effects.
Arianna Prothero, February 28, 2023
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Student Well-Being Opinion Not All Screen Time Is the Same. Here’s What the Research Says
Explaining to students what the studies show about cellphone use can help them make informed decisions.
Jean M. Twenge, February 8, 2023
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Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy speaks during a White House Conversation on Youth Mental Health, Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at the White House in Washington.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy speaks during a White House Conversation on Youth Mental Health last spring in Washington.
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Student Well-Being Surgeon General: Kids Under 14 Should Not Use Social Media
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said social media threatens kids' ability to develop a healthy identity and sense of self.
Lauraine Langreo, February 2, 2023
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An ethnic nine-year old boy plays a game on a digital tablet. He is sitting on a couch in a modern living room.
Student Well-Being What the Research Says Screen Time Can Raise Children's Chance of OCD. Educators Can Help Prevent That
Video game and algorithm-based videos may increase obsessive behaviors in preteens, a study finds.
Sarah D. Sparks, December 20, 2022
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Teenage boy laying on the floor in a living room watching a video on his handheld device, tablet.
Classroom Technology Students Are Addicted to Screens. What It Means for Learning
A handy guide to navigate the challenges that come with increased screen time.
Lauraine Langreo, December 16, 2022
2 min read
Classroom Technology Spotlight Spotlight on Balanced Screen Time
This Spotlight will help you understand responsible online behavior, what schools can do to prevent the overuse of technology, and more.
October 3, 2022
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Curriculum Many Adults Did Not Learn Media Literacy Skills in High School. What Schools Can Do Now
Eighty-four percent of adults say they are on board with requiring media literacy in schools, according to a survey by Media Literacy Now.
Arianna Prothero, September 19, 2022
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Kindergartner Dallas Webb tests herself in a reading lab on software designed to even out gaps in knowledge. Her school, Jere Whitson Elementary, in Cookeville, Tenn., is part of a district experimenting with new ways of using federal funds to teach reading and literacy.
Teaching young children digital citizenship skills can help prepare them to navigate the online world in safer, more meaningful ways now and when they are older.
Shawn Poynter for Education Week
Classroom Technology Want Kids to Be More Responsible Online? Start Early
Talking to 4-year-olds about screen time, digital literacy, and cyber safety may seem premature. But waiting puts kids at a disadvantage.
Alyson Klein, September 7, 2022
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Classroom Technology Big Numbers of Teens Are on TikTok 'Almost Constantly.' What Should Teachers Do?
A Pew Research Center report confirms what most middle and high school teachers already know: Teens are spending way too much time online.
Alyson Klein, August 10, 2022
3 min read
Group of diverse 8-10-year-olds sitting in a window sill looking at their cellphones.
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Student Well-Being What Is the Right Age for a Kid to Get a Cellphone?
Children are acquiring them at younger and younger ages.
Apoorvaa Mandar Bichu, June 28, 2022
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Some of the ISTE sessions will explore how new technologies will affect the classroom, and others will focus on helping schools recover from pandemic-related learning disruptions.
Classroom Technology Screen Time, SEL, Accelerated Learning, and More: 5 Stories to Read During ISTE 2022
The International Society for Technology in Education's first in-person conference in three years kicks off in New Orleans.
Lauraine Langreo, June 24, 2022
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Classroom Technology K-12 Essentials Forum Making Technology Work Better in Schools
Join experts for a look at the steps schools are taking (or should take) to improve the use of technology in schools.
May 25, 2022
Arial illustration of a diverse group of kids sitting in a circle with their teacher and surrounded by laptops and zoom windows all around them.
Daniel Hertzberg for Education Week
Classroom Technology 5 Ways to Use Technology to Improve Teaching and Learning
Here's an outline of the priorities schools need to address, with links to helpful resources.
Lesly Moore, April 29, 2022
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Arial illustration of a diverse group of kids sitting in a circle with their teacher and surrounded by laptops and zoom windows all around them.
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Special Report Making Technology Work Better in Schools
Our annual Technology Counts report examines the tech strategies educators are using to improve student learning in classrooms and at home.
April 12, 2022