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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. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

Compass Learning introduces new inquiry-based tool

Compass Learning is expanding its suite of online personalized inquiry- and project-based learning tools to include GoQuest. GoQuest is a differentiation and project-based learning tool that uses a proprietary differentiation engine…

More schools using technology to teach character skills

As schools are increasingly fitted with new technology, the classroom atmosphere is changing. Tablets are replacing textbooks, interactive whiteboards are ousting chalkboards and software discs are going the way of…

ABC-CLIO upgrades history instruction with multimedia content

ABC-CLIO Solutions, a digital curriculum resource for history and humanities, launches its World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras and World History: The Modern Era video modules at the TCEA Convention…

106K free teacher-created digital textbooks hit the web

More than 100,000 teacher-created digital textbooks are now available online through the CK-12 Foundation's free STEM content and tools platform. The 106,000 digital texts, or FlexBooks, come from the roughly 30,000…

30,000 Chromebooks reach middle schoolers in N.C. district

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is equipping each of its 30,000 middle school students with a laptop this year in the district’s latest move to make its classrooms more tech-savvy. The district began distributing…

New tools emerge to support schools’ digital transition

School districts across the country are replacing print textbooks with free open educational resources (OER); however, many are finding it difficult to evaluate the quality and relevancy of these unlimited…

Engineering game promotes problem solving, mechanical concepts

The education gaming landscape continues to take shape, and more teachers are looking to implement learning games that teach core subject areas. Backyard Engineers, a new game from Filament Games, is…

Google hopes to boost AP computer science pass rates

As research reveals that minority students enroll in and pass high school and college STEM courses less often than their peers, efforts are emerging to encourage those student groups to…

Don’t forget AV needs for Common Core assessments

School leaders are aware that Common Core assessments will come with some new requirements, and AV equipment needs should not be overlooked. Califone International LLC, a manufacturer of audio technology and…

New partnership supports online learning for special education students

Across the country, schools and districts are leveraging digital learning to overcome staffing and resource challenges to improve outcomes and to address the many needs of their K-12 students—whether to…