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Articles by Laura Devaney

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. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

ASCD launches digital resource for teachers

ASCD has launched ASCD myTeachSource--a classroom-focused, teacher-driven digital subscription that delivers monthly topic packs on popular instructional strategies. The new product, which debuted at the 2015 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership…

Minecraft coding, plus apps upon apps

Each Friday, I’ll be bringing you a recap of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week. I can’t fit all of our news stories…

Nureva launches cloud-based collaboration system

Nureva Inc., a collaboration solutions company, announces two models of the Span classroom collaboration system, the WM210e and the WM220e. Designed for use in classrooms, media centers and innovation labs,…

3 barriers, 3 fixes for school broadband

Nationwide, 23 percent of school districts still do not meet the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) minimum broadband access goal of 100 kbps per student, according to a state-by-state broadband connectivity…

Collaboration tool supports global discussions

A newly launched collaboration feature from Participate Learning (formerly called appoLearning) gives educators a way to invite colleagues down the hall or across the country to discuss and share their…

Companies partner to build next-gen digital products

Macmillan Education, a global publisher of English Language Teaching and school curriculum materials, and Blinklearning, a company at the forefront of educational technologies, have announced a global partnership to produce…

Study analyzes NAEP, Common Core math alignment

A new study of the math alignment between the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), adopted by most states, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the longtime barometer of…

Research: Digital media could aid early math skills

Children who used media content from PBS KIDS' series PEG + CAT showed improvement in critical math areas involving ordinal numbers, spatial relationships, and 3-D shapes, according to researchers at…

Calif. district boosts NGSS resources

Pasadena Unified School District is addressing the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) for California by providing its K-6 teachers and students with STEMscopes California, a hands-on digital STEM curriculum…

Oregon approves Discovery math resource statewide

Discovery Education’s Math Techbook has been approved as a core instructional resource across Oregon state The Oregon State Board of Education has approved the Discovery Education Math Techbook for statewide…

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