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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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Kid vandals?

The criminals seem to get younger all the time. A school in Louisiana recently reported...…

3,000 new sex offenders each month

As of June, there are now 716,750 registered sex offenders in this country. What alarms me is that number is up nearly 72,000 over the past two years. I…

No failure to communicate: School-wide communication systems for the 21st century

For most of us who remember classroom announcements in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s, we recall the tinny, muffled "voice of God" summoning an unlucky classmate to the principal's office.…

Thoughts from the show floor

Which came first...the chicken or the egg? I sometimes wonder about that when I'm in the exhibit hall at educational technology conferences like ISTE. When you look around the show…

Google Wave for the K-12 classroom

Here I am at a session about Google Wave (presenters: Tim Stack, Utah Education Network, Jared Covili, and Mitchell Jorgensen). I have always been intrigued by this technology, but have…

Words that inspire

Live ISTE Blog - One of my favorite quotes comes from Uncle Ben of Spider-Man fame... "With great power, comes great responsibility." I'm pretty sure that Stan Lee wasn't thinking…

Protect teachers, too

Most often, talk about securing campuses centers around protecting the students. But there are times that we have to remember that we need to...…

Turning lives around with technology: The Intel Education Service Corps

"It's Friday night, and six Intel employees, sitting in a row, are sweating buckets," Jason Cheah recalls of his first day in Vietnam. "We're sitting in a wide open…

ISTE explores global solutions to education reform

ISTE 2010 opened its third day with a panel discussion featuring global perspectives on how education can best benefit from excellence and innovation.…

The Hall Show: Interactive classrooms

Live ISTE Blog - Raise your hand if you know Hall Davidson? Those of you who raised your hand are in the majority (and you've probably freaked out everyone sitting…