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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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
Teenage boy laying on the floor in a living room watching a video on his handheld device, tablet.
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Student Well-Being From Our Research Center Students Are Behaving Badly in Class. Excessive Screen Time Might Be to Blame
Schools need more support to help prevent the overuse of technology from leading to unhealthy behaviors.
Sarah D. Sparks, April 12, 2022
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Young Black boy working on his laptop and wearing headphones.
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Classroom Technology Download 9 Tips on Managing Students' Screen Time
Education Week asked teachers and remote-learning experts for advice on ways to balance on-screen and off-screen time for students.
Catherine Gewertz & Gina Tomko, April 12, 2022
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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.
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Student Well-Being The Real Reasons Kids Aren't Reading More
YouTube, TikTok, and other video-sharing sites could be to blame, new survey suggests.
Alyson Klein, March 28, 2022
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Student Well-Being Opinion Have We Raised the 'Dumbest Generation'? (An Author Q&A)
Mark Bauerlein makes the case about the long-lasting psychological and intellectual effect of growing up digital.
Rick Hess, February 17, 2022
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Classroom Technology Spotlight Spotlight on Interactive Technology
This Spotlight will help you consider what changes are on the horizon with the metaverse, parent privacy concerns, and virtual SEL options.
December 28, 2021
High school students in Coral Gables, Fla., work together on a tablet during a history class.
High school students in Coral Gables, Fla., work together on a tablet during a history class last school year.
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Classroom Technology Q&A How Much Screen Time Is Too Much? The Answer Is 'It Depends'
Educators need to consider the context, the content, and the individual child when deciding how much screen time kids should have.
Alyson Klein, October 5, 2021
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Student Achievement What the Research Says Here's One Way to Improve Students' Reading Scores: Get Them Eyeglasses
Schools need to do more than just vision screenings, new research says, especially after students have spent so much time learning on screen.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 14, 2021
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