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Data Dive: Devices and Software Flooding Into Classrooms

Students have access to more ed tech than ever, but teachers remain untrained and students aren't using tech creatively. (June 12, 2017)

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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07/20 03:52 pm | Gates Foundation Gives $2.2M to For-Profit Company Tackling School Schedules | Ed-tech company Abl will lead the new "Unlocking Time" initiative, which will include a self-assessment and free online resources about how schools can better ...

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What with all the swiping, scrolling, snap-chatting, surfing and streaming that consume the adolescent mind, an American parent might well watch his or her teen and wonder whether any sustained thought is even possible.
July 18, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
Digital self-harm is a newer form of teenage expression of self-hatred and depression that is just beginning to capture the attention of school officials.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week
Many teenagers spend significant time managing how they present themselves on social media and are concerned about the digital trails they leave, a researcher explains.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
Screen time concerns, social media behavior, personalized learning, and computer science trends are all now important elements of a principal’s job.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
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.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
K-12 districts and education organizations are taking a closer look at how they use Facebook in the wake of its high-profile data-privacy scandal.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
Technology companies are making a push to integrate virtual reality into K-12, but experts are raising concerns about how it might affect children.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
Tech-company-funded research hides the dangers of too much screentime in schools, warns high school teacher Matt Miles.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Recent incidents represent a convergence of issues that are increasingly bedeviling K-12 systems: inappropriate social media use and cybersecurity threats.
October 11, 2017 – Education Week
School leaders and teachers in districts upended by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have relied on Twitter, Facebook, and learning platforms to get messages and academic lessons to families and students.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week

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