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A leader's guide to technology implementations
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 http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura

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A leader’s guide to technology implementations

Establishing a shared vision around a technology initiative is one of the most important success factors for that initiative, according to a panel of administrators from around the country who…

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Waterford Early Learning for iPad targets K-2 personalized mobile curriculum

Waterford Institute has announced another platform for Waterford Early Learning, this time on iPad. Utilizing the Apple iPad in schools across the U.S, the Waterford Early Learning (WEL) curriculum is optimized…

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Frequency of digital content use varies, survey shows

Ninety-seven percent of educators surveyed for an annual report said they use some form of digital content, and more than 50 percent of those respondents said they use apps, websites,…

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Minority children underrepresented in special education

Contrary to popular belief, minority children are not overrepresented in special education classrooms and are actually less likely to be diagnosed with and treated for disabilities than white children with…

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EdRedi makes tablets ready for classroom use

To help make tablets more classroom ready, Education Resources created its EdRedi application which allows classroom teachers to intuitively supervise and control their students’ name-brand devices, such as the Acer…

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Nureva initiates large-scale research into use of Troove software

Nureva Inc., an early-stage technology company, has announced a large-scale initiative to research the use of its Troove digital portfolio software, with participation available for up to 500 schools in…

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Schools can win up to 30 TechJacket device cases

Trident Case has announced an opportunity for schools to outfit a classroom with up to 30 TechJacket cases. Through the contest, which began on June 10, schools can submit an…

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14 do’s and don’ts of successful tech integration

Embarking on a technology integration plan or beginning a technology pilot can be daunting. However, mapping out a clear path, being flexible, and communicating the stakeholders can help that plan…

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Ed groups launch efforts to build ‘trusted learning environment’

In today’s technology-rich landscape, school systems across the country are tasked with protecting student data and effectively communicating privacy policies and related measures to parents and communities. To address this responsibility…

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LOC releases new Student Discovery Sets for tablets

Pages from the scrapbooks of the activists who fought for women’s suffrage. A political cartoon from the pen of Benjamin Franklin. Photos by Ansel Adams of Japanese Americans living in…

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