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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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App of the Week: Tons of kid-friendly activities

KidQuest makes it easy with dozens of free things to make and build, with step by step illustrated guides.…

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Six key competencies for effective Pre-K-3 principals

Providing personalized learning environments and ensuring developmentally-appropriate teaching are just two of six competencies principals need to support teaching and learning during the transition from birth and preschool to grades…

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Computer science not just a game for S.F. schools

The second-period students in Room 124 at Balboa High School are playing Pong as their teacher, wearing a homemade Pac-Man fabric skirt and red-glitter Converse sneakers, offers advice. A few students…

How-to
Easy steps to OER creation

Open educational resources (OER) offer educators a chance to align learning materials to students' needs--and teachers can create their own OER through a surprisingly straightforward process, using materials they likely…

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Project-based learning gives students ownership of their education

The suggestions came thick and fast. Decatur needs a bigger and better mall. Or an amusement and water park. Or a wider selection of restaurants. Geometry students at Eisenhower High School gathered…

Digital Issue Article
Using flipped learning to boost engagement

Supporters of flipped learning have proven that the instructional model is more than just a fad. As it spreads to classrooms across the nation, educators are leveraging the flipped model…

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Robotics enters K-12 classrooms

The lesser-known elements of STEM are enjoying the limelight right now, with computer science and coding moving to the top of educators’ priority lists. Robotics, too, is following suit—the subject…

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STEAM Ahead program gives students a taste of higher-level science, math, arts

The students crouched intently over laptop computers, inputting data from a chemistry experiment. It was the kind of thing one might expect to find in a college biology lab, but…

Connect students, teachers to engineering

eGFI is managed by the American Society for Engineering Education, which aims to promote and enhance efforts to improve K-12 STEM and engineering education. …

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16 educators new teachers should follow on Twitter

It’s no secret that new teachers need lots of support, and these days, teachers often find support online and through social media. In fact, following just a few inspirational educators…