A small set of developers is harnessing the unique qualities of gaming to individualize kids' social and emotional learning.
Educators know the benefit of differentiating instruction to the specific needs of the learner in academic subjects: Students are more engaged in their learning, and test scores go up. Now study after ... Read more
Common Sense's new study quantifies screen use, identifies unique types of users, and uncovers patterns that could spark improvements in content, access, and learning.
For today's tweens and teens, technology is part of the fabric of everyday life. They're watching TV on lots of devices and using smartphones and tablets to maximum advantage -- texting, researching, ... Read more
New research shows the PBS KIDS Transmedia Math supplement helps four- and five-year-olds learn important math skills. But it’s not technology alone that does the job -- strong curriculum and supports for teachers make the difference.
Here at Common Sense Education, we review products that are intended for the PreK-2 audience, so it is heartening to learn that new research has demonstrated that with the right technology, strong ... Read more
Common Sense Media is releasing the results of our latest national survey on the media use of children aged zero to eight years old in America.
Today, Common Sense Media is releasing the results of our latest national survey on the media use of children aged zero to eight years old in the U.S. It's been two years since our last look at the ... Read more
There's plenty of hand-wringing over how technology is affecting communication, but an illuminating article by Clive Thompson argues that technology may be doing more to increase literacy and encourage reading since the rise of the novel.
There’s plenty of hand-wringing over how technology is affecting communication, from the death of cursive (but how will students read the original Constitution?!) to the fear that ever-texting and -tweeting ... Read more
Ensure every student feels safe at school and at home.
For kids who are bullied, every school day can be a nightmare. Their entire educational experiences are often altered, as school no longer feels safe. While other kids are playing and learning, victims ... Read more
Report on results from a May 2013 national online survey of pre-K-12 U.S. teachers and administrators about the use of educational technologies in the classroom.
In May 2013, Common Sense Media set out to identify current practices, attitudes, and challenges related to the selection and use of educational technologies in preK-12 public school classrooms in the ... Read more
Infographic on data from a national online survey of preK-12 teachers and administrators in the U.S.
How important do you think it is for teachers to use educational technologies in the classroom? During this school year, how often do you or your students use [insert type of educational technology] in ... Read more