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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 http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura

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Poor internet access hinders Hispanics’ educational success

Hispanic Americans are not meeting the economic, educational, and healthcare successes of other ethnic group peers due to inadequate broadband internet access, according to a recent study by The Hispanic…

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Digital instructional materials outpace print, study says

Teachers now are using more digital instructional materials than print materials in the classroom, according to a new study from Education Market Research (EMR)/Simba Information. The Shift to Digital in Reading,…

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Five apps to teach financial responsibility

Financial responsibility is an essential skill, and increasingly, it's a skill that is taught as early as elementary school. Teaching children about financial responsibility could help them make smart financial decisions…

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Amplify introduces game bundles

Amplify has announced it will offer its lineup of 30 cutting-edge, educational games for sale to schools and districts as separate bundles, in addition to offering it as part of…

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LocknCharge launches 4 charging, syncing products

At the CUE tradeshow, K-12 mobile device management specialist LocknCharge launched four new products for safely storing, syncing and charging the latest mobile devices at schools. The company is known for…

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Want to personalize learning? Try personalizing PD first

In Meriden, Conn., school district leaders are rethinking traditional approaches to instruction. For the past five years, the district has had a “no zero” grading policy to encourage the completion of…

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My Big Campus transitioning to dashboard model

Learning management system (LMS) My Big Campus, from Lightspeed Systems, will transition into a teacher dashboard and campus library in an attempt to align its functionality with what educators actually…

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Digital curriculum targets ELL learning gap

A new suite of digital instructional materials is designed to boost language acquisition and achievement for English Language Learners (ELL), which, with nearly five million students is the largest and…

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Science gets a new mobile device

hen students think and act like real scientists, instead of just reading about science, they improve their understanding and develop strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills. To help students build those…

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20 ed-tech leaders to watch

The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) recently announced its “20 to Watch” honorees for 2014-15. These education leaders from across the country are being recognized for…