Digital Education

Education Week reporter Ben Herold explores how technology is shaping teaching and learning and the management of schools. Join the discussion as he analyzes the latest developments.

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Posts by Digital Education

What Happens When Your School Asks You to Reverse Course on Personalized Learning?

One teacher embraced the technique, with encouragement from a former district administrator. But he was told he had to reverse course, in part because of […]

Apple Dumps Vaping-Related Apps Amid Public Health Crisis

Apple removed 181 vaping-related apps from its App Store in an effort to limit teens' exposure to content that could lead to harm or illness.

Instagram's Removal of 'Like' Counts Meant to Combat Anxiety, Depression

Instagram will begin hiding "like" counts on photos for some U.S. users, pleasing some child advocates while raising red flags for Instagram-friendly teachers.

Educators Will Soon Be Able to Sell Their Materials on Amazon

The platform, Amazon Ignite, will allow teachers to sell lesson plans and curriculum materials by topic, in subjects like math, language arts, social studies, technology, […]

Where Do Teens Learn About Vaping? Social Media, Report Finds

Social media keeps vaping top-of-mind for teens, according to the survey. Nearly 60 percent say they're likely to see a post that mentions or shows […]

International Study Finds Major Inequities in Computer Literacy

Having access to a computer or tablet doesn't necessarily make students computer literate, according to a study of computer-literacy skills across countries.

Arkansas Provides K-12 Districts With Volunteer IT Team to Fight Cyber Attacks

The Arkansas Department of Education will now provide on-site help for schools and districts in the state that are experiencing cybersecurity incidents.

Teens' Online Video Viewing Soared Over the Past Four Years, Report Finds

The percentage of kids who report watching videos online "every day" has more than doubled in the past four years, going from 24 percent in […]

Digital Access: An Education Technology Success Story?

Back in 2013, before an overhaul of the e-rate program, just 30 percent of school districts were able to take advantage of digital learning. Now, […]

White Workers More Likely to Get Good Jobs at Every Level of Education

You're more likely to get a "good" job if you're white, compared to someone with exactly the same education level who is black or Latino, […]

How to Help Educational Technologies Talk to Each Other

The Consortium for School Networking has launched a toolkit to help school districts improve their ability for systems and applications to easily share content.

The U.S. Isn't the Only Country Where Kids Are Addicted to Cell Phones, Report Finds

In Mexico, two-thirds of parents and teens say they use their mobile device "almost all the time." And about half of teens and parents say […]

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