More teachers are using Minecraft and other digital games to teach history, science, math and other subjects.
Mobile science labs, Skype lessons with scientists and robotics workshops are among the offerings at some remote schools.
The technology, combined with supportive teachers, has opened the door to science careers.
At least 30 high schools now offer classes in data science, one of the state's most in-demand and highest-paying careers.
Computer Science Education Week part of a broad effort to prepare young people for jobs and diversify the tech field.
Six years ago only 52 percent of families with children 8 and under had a mobile device in the home, compared to 98 percent in 2017.
Cell phones and social media can leave teenagers depressed and isolated, new research has found. Some schools are encouraging students to put down their phones and talk to each other.
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The bill would require a committee of educators, librarians and media experts to create guidelines for teachers.
As prices come down, more schools are using high-tech headsets to supplement science lessons.
Traditional classroom design is still the norm in Silicon Valley schools, especially at the high school level.
Oakland is one of seven Next Generation Learning Challenge network regions.
More teachers are turning to online materials as textbooks fall short.