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6 questions to ask about data
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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6 questions to ask about data

The term "big data" is everywhere and, in a nutshell, is the term used today to describe large collections of data that companies use to personalize their products and services.But…

Browse free math, ELA resources for grades 2-12

LearnZillion.com offers a free and growing set of Math and ELA resources for grades 2-12 that have been developed by expert teachers directly from the Common Core State Standards. …

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Flipped learning skyrockets across the nation

Though no learning model is perfect, flipped learning offers educators and students one way to boost engagement and make learning much more interesting and organic.And as more research highlights this…

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5 gaming dynamics that truly engage students

Gaming. It’s more than a buzzword in today’s schools, but it still sometimes carries a stigma--is gaming really an effective way for students to learn?The answer, according to computer science…

App of the Week: Create a chemical reaction

Students can create chemical reactions with an interactive app.…

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What’s APPening: 100 apps for education

There really IS an app for that, whatever "that" may be.Need help taking notes or staying organized? Do you want an on-demand guide to coding and computer programming? Whether you…

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What will the classroom and curriculum of the future look like?

It's an interesting question: What will something look like or be able to do 5, 10, or 20 years down the road? Classrooms and curriculum are no different. With education…

Design Common Core assessments–for free

OpenEd, a K-12 educational resource catalog, is offering a free tool designed to enable teachers to easily create assessments with the question types required by Common Core standards.OpenEd’s assessment creation…

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5 critical iPad mistakes to avoid

Tablets, including iPads, are all the rage in today's classrooms. But how many iPad initiatives fail due to common mistakes that could be avoided with proper planning?During a jam-packed ISTE…

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The critical ABCs of 802.11ac

A relatively new technology standard has huge potential for school connectivity as it aims to relieve congested networks and drastically increase network speed.The 802.11ac standard operates in the 5-gigahertz spectrum--a…