Register |  Lost Password?
eSchool News

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 http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura

Virtual desktops: Imagine the possibilities for teaching and learning

Moving from the current use of desktop and laptop computers to a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) creates many possibilities for teaching and learning. Imagine the possibilities if teachers could gain…

Work with staff, parents, and students

Not long ago, the decision by a Northeastern school district to install security cameras in two high schools without any announcement to parents, faculty, staff or students stirred up a…

Report: ‘Top-third’ teachers essential to U.S. success

Improving teacher effectiveness has risen to the top of national education priorities, but the key to attracting, training, and retaining truly effective teachers may lie in the “top-third” concept, which…

A professor’s review of online cheat sheets

At this time of year, students are buying textbooks and looking for ways to avoid reading them. Nothing is new about that, the New York Times reports. CliffsNotes guides,…

Texas education board to consider rule on Islam’s portrayal in textbooks

Just when it appeared the State Board of Education was done with the culture wars, the panel is about to wade into the issue of what students should learn about…

Facebook denies it is secretly building a phone

The tech blogs were abuzz Sunday with a report in TechCrunch that Facebook is secretly building a phone. But the company says it’s not true, according to the New York…

Google Apps adds two-step verification

InformationWeek reports that Google on Sept. 20 plans to offer its users improved security through the introduction of a two-step login verification process. Initially, two-step verification will be available to…

Learning by playing: Video games in the classroom

A New York Times Magazine writer asks: What if teachers gave up the vestiges of their educational past, threw away the worksheets, burned the canon and reconfigured the foundation upon…

Google tablets may pass iPad with more accessibility

Tablet computers running Google Inc.’s Android will start taking sales from Apple Inc.’s iPad this holiday season and may surpass it in a few years as device makers adopt the…

Midwestern states revamp teacher evaluations; Duncan talks education, technology

Illinois is not alone in the recent changes it has made to teacher evaluations. Several other Midwestern states are taking similar steps, reports the Catalyst Chicago. But a new analysis…