Technology access

A new research project aims to figure out why particular ed tech initiatives succeed or fail. Students in a Chicago charter school work on tablets during class.

Don’t ask which ed tech products work, ask why they work

A new research venture aims to help schools find the best educational technologies for their circumstances

Cornell eighth-grader Jada Jenkins uses a hand controller to communicate with other students and navigate through a forest in the Voyage virtual field trip.

How one high-poverty district is adding virtual reality to its classrooms

Now is the time for experiments, not huge investments, says professor

Internet access in schools: E-rate trends and the end of net neutrality

The federal E-rate program has increased classroom internet access, but net neutrality decision could hamper it

TEACHER VOICE: How students in one Massachusetts town learned to love coding

The hour that makes the difference and other approaches

Adriana Villegas, 17, discovers something new in Strides as Robert Vaca, 17, and Angelica Duque, 17, look on. All three students are seniors at Roosevelt High School in Fresno.

Fitbit for education: Turning school into a data-tracking game

In Fresno Unified School District, students get points for attendance, grades and tracking their own data

Members of the BizTech Challenge winning team (from left to right): Rashad Pierre, senior, business management major; Nathan Morrison, senior, mechanical engineering and supply chain management; Ashley Lewis, sophomore, electrical engineering; and Polite Stewart, Jr., senior, mechanical engineering and physics.

When a dollar and a dream isn’t enough

Venture capitalists must support black-run start-ups by going to where the black people are

Technology overuse may be the new digital divide

As more poor families get access to technology, their kids' screen time expands

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A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca, in Peru, being tested in June, 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin, then a Skyline High School senior, and Callie Meyers, then a Skyline junior.

A district that pays students for their work

Students bank $10 an hour for after-school work completing projects for nearby companies

Students make use of tablets and technology while working in small groups.

Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology

Hope seen in "personalized" software for math

New documentary explores ‘the digital divide’

Filmmaker Rory Kennedy focuses on the causes and consequences of unequal digital access

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