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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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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…

Teaching with Moodle: Tips for enhanced course design

Teaching with Moodle: Tips for enhanced course design

Live ISTE Blog - My first ISTE session was Teaching Moodle:Tips for Enhanced Course Design. My goal in attending the session was to get some ideas on how to create…

Study reveals factors in ed-tech success

Schools with one-to-one computing programs have fewer discipline problems, lower dropout rates, and higher rates of college attendance than schools with a higher ratio of students to computers, according to…

Participating in the ISTE 2010 Tweet-Up at Marlowe’s

Live ISTE Blog – Last night I arrived in Denver, and met my roommate in the airport for ISTE 2010 for the first time.  We’d actually met and arranged to…

Making the most of ISTE sessions

Live ISTE Blog: Denver…where the air is clean and the atmosphere has us panting after walking a short flight of steps. It's a great place to host ISTE 2010. My…

ISTE focuses on excellence, global education

The 31st annual International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE, formerly NECC) conference kicked off in Denver with inspiring and thought-provoking comments from ISTE President Helen Padgett and Jean-Francois…

Why does something always have to go wrong?

Moved by the disappearance of a 7-year-old boy in Portland, Ore., a mother of two in southwest Washington has started a petition to……

Superstition Springs Elementary leverages teacher’s vision to design high-tech classrooms

When Scottsdale, Ariz.-based CCS Presentation Systems offered a $20,000 technology grant for teachers to design their ideal classroom, first grade teacher Valerie Gresser of Superstition Springs Elementary School saw an…

New system combines classroom audio, emergency alert

A new classroom product that combines sound amplification, lecture capture, and emergency alert capabilities in a single system could have a big impact on the safety of K-12 and higher-education…

More on preparing for a potential campus lockdown

In my last higher-education blog, I wrote about planning for how and when to lockdown a campus. Once the task force is in place and working, it’s time to……