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8 technology tips from top district leaders
Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education.

When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps.

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8 technology tips from top district leaders

When it comes to school technology, having a plan—and having strong leaders to guide that plan—are two of the most important steps to success, according to the 2014 winners of…

Site offers free digital citizenship tools

Today’s kids may be growing up in an interconnected world, but they need to be taught how to be good cyber citizens and use technology wisely. To help create an…

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International ed tech: Portugal’s success story

As the U.S. struggles with stagnant performance on international assessments, it could learn from other countries' successful ed-tech initiatives. During the Consortium for School Networking's (CoSN) 2013 senior-level delegation visit to…

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3D printing and Star Trek?

3D printing and Star Trek?

3D printers have garnered attention in education as of late, due to their ability to generate unique objects and their capacity to engage students and drum up interest in STEM…

Why can’t his daughter take AP calculus?

Walter Fields’s 15-year-old daughter is a sophomore at Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J., the Washington Post reports. She scored advanced proficient on state math tests in middle school and…

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Librarians’ evolving digital roles

As school increasingly incorporate digital technologies and strategies in classrooms, school libraries are changing, too, becoming hubs of communication, research, and technology-enabled teaching and learning. Today's school librarians work vigilantly to…

App of the Week: K12 AP Exam Prep

This app helps students prepare for various Advanced Placement tests.…

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Speak Up: The current state of digital learning

While girls use many digital tools for learning more than boys, more boys than girls say they are interested in STEM careers--however, student interest in STEM careers has not increased…

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15 top special education blogs

Special education resources are in high demand, and while each student with special needs is different, special education teachers and support staff benefit from sharing best practices and strategies. Technology enables…

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Myths and facts about online speech therapy

Online learning extends educational opportunities to a number of different student groups, and those needing special interventions are able to benefit from expanded learning opportunities, too. One fast-growing online intervention is…

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