Cyber Attacks on Schools Tripled in 2019, Report Finds

During calendar year 2019, the center catalogued 348 publicly-disclosed school cyber incidents. That includes malware outbreaks, phishing attacks, denial of service attacks, and more.

With Students' Media Illiteracy In Mind, State Legislatures Taking Action

Legislative proposals seek to promote students' online savvy through the creation of new curricular materials, increasing access to media specialists, and other means.

Fake News Is Everywhere. But Students Can Be Taught to Spot It, New Study Finds

Researchers at the Reboot Foundation found that interventions as simple as reading a short article or watching a three-and-a-half-minute long educational video can make an […]

Social Media is 'Tearing Us Apart', Middle and High School Students Say

The digital world isn't just exhausting for adults. More than half of the middle and high school students who participated in a recent survey say […]

Yes, College Admissions Officers Do Look at Applicants' Social Media, Survey Finds

More than a third of the nearly 300 college admissions officers surveyed by the Kaplan Test Prep company say they have visited sites like Facebook, […]

Episode 151: Trends for December 8-24, 2019 Hardware & Software, Teaching & Instructional Design, Research Reports, and Security & Citizenship

We discuss the trends and issues we observed during the weeks that include December 8-24, 2019 as we flipped resources into our Flipboard magazine. For this […]

Artificial Intelligence in Higher Education: Lessons for K-12 Tech Leaders

Artificial Intelligence is being cited as the next big teaching tool, and new area of study for students. But it may also make life easier […]

Digital 'Dora the Explorer' Helps Young Children Learn Math, Study Finds

Learning math from a virtual character who children have a strong connection with can boost math skills, a new Georgetown University study finds.

Babies as Young as Twelve Months Get Nearly an Hour of Screen Time a Day, Study Finds

Babies as young as twelve months are exposed to nearly an hour a day of screen time, despite warnings from pediatricians to avoid digital media […]

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.

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 […]

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