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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Amid Privacy Changes, Facebook Will Still Treat U.S. Teens as Adults

Facebook has announced a flurry of privacy-related changes. But teens, like adults, still can't say "I don't want you to get my data in the […]

Pearson Tested 'Social-Psychological' Messages in Learning Software, With Mixed Results

An experiment with embedding "growth-mindset" messaging in software appeared to help students persist when they encountered difficulty—and raised ethical concerns.

Multi-Tasking With Mobile Phones: Yep, It's Bad for Learning

A new meta-analysis finds that mobile-phone multitasking—especially with social media— negatively affects reading speed, reading comprehension, and lecture recall.

Democratic FCC Commissioner, Advocate For Net Neutrality and Lifeline, Resigns

Mignon Clyburn, one of two Democrats on the five-member commission, announced her plans to step down.

Teens Worry About Online Privacy: Q&A With Researcher Claire Fontaine

"It's like getting a tattoo every time you go on the internet," said one young woman in a new study of teen views on digital […]

In U.S. House Hearing, Zuckerberg Responds to Data Collection on Minors

House members press Facebook CEO to explain why the company continues to collect data on minors and to stop creating "shadow profiles."

YouTube Accused of Targeting Children With Ads, Violating Federal Privacy Law

Consumer advocacy groups filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that YouTube has used children's personal information to target ads.

Thousands of Android Mobile Apps Improperly Track Children, Study Says

More than half of 5,855 Android apps in the 'Designed for Families' section of the Google Play store potentially violated COPPA, a team of computer-science […]

Zuckerberg Promises Changes at Facebook, But Impact on K-12 Unclear

Ed-tech apps could be part of a sweeping Facebook investigation, and the company's CEO defended its products for children while downplaying concerns about "tech addiction" […]

Teachers on Tech: Good for Student Learning, Bad for Student Health

A new Gallup poll found teachers lukewarm about the educational value of digital devices, but extremely concerned about their impact on students' mental health.

Wyoming, Idaho Laws Expand K-12 Computer Science Education

All districts in Wyoming will be required to provide K-12 computer science instruction, and Idaho high schools will offer at least one high school CS […]

Tech Giants Announce New Funding for 1-to-1 Devices, Computer Science Education

Verizon's education initiative pledged $200 million for technology and teacher training, and Amazon plans to make available computer science education software and scholarships.

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