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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.

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Wanted: Immersive gaming in K-8 classrooms

Seventy-four percent of K-8 teachers in a recent report said they use digital games for instruction, though few teachers reported engaging students with immersive games that offer in-depth exploration and…

All-day virtual professional development event set for Oct. 25

On October 25, Discovery Education will be hosting the eighth annual Discovery Education Streamathon, a live, day-long virtual professional learning event. This is one of Discovery Education’s annual community events…

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Overcoming the top barrier to school connectivity

Funding remains the largest and most-cited obstacle when it comes to updating schools' infrastructure and installing high-speed broadband internet access, according to a survey from the Consortium for School Networking…

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One school puts its mark on Maker Movement

Something happened when technology became so cheap that getting a new TV, DVR player, heck, even new clothes--was cheaper than fixing the broken or torn one. The creative, tinkering brain atrophied,…

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5 strategies to align district leadership with unions

Teachers are essential to a successful digital transition, and when it comes to the relationship between teachers' unions and school district leaders, open communication is the most important contributor to…

App of the Week: Tons of kid-friendly activities

KidQuest makes it easy with dozens of free things to make and build, with step by step illustrated guides.…

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Six key competencies for effective Pre-K-3 principals

Providing personalized learning environments and ensuring developmentally-appropriate teaching are just two of six competencies principals need to support teaching and learning during the transition from birth and preschool to grades…

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Computer science not just a game for S.F. schools

The second-period students in Room 124 at Balboa High School are playing Pong as their teacher, wearing a homemade Pac-Man fabric skirt and red-glitter Converse sneakers, offers advice. A few students…

How-to
Easy steps to OER creation

Open educational resources (OER) offer educators a chance to align learning materials to students' needs--and teachers can create their own OER through a surprisingly straightforward process, using materials they likely…

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Project-based learning gives students ownership of their education

The suggestions came thick and fast. Decatur needs a bigger and better mall. Or an amusement and water park. Or a wider selection of restaurants. Geometry students at Eisenhower High School gathered…

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