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Articles by Laura Devaney

15 spring and summer PD opportunities
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

15 spring and summer PD opportunities

School may last a little longer for some districts than others, depending on how many snow days some parts of the country experienced. As schools close for the summer, many…

App of the Week: Digital Citizenship

This app helps students and teachers learn and develop digital citizenship skills.…

7 ways to evaluate educational games

As educational gaming moves from a future technology to a practice found in more and more classrooms, educators are recognizing game-based learning's (GBL) potential to engage students and help them…

4 ways to leverage federal funds for ed-tech

Education technology is a priority in today's classrooms, and this includes ensuring that students have access to technology tools and high-speed internet to access digital learning resources. While school budgets are…

Which Google for Education resource is right for you?

Google is no stranger to education. But the number of resources and tools available to teachers and students can overwhelm even the most experienced educators.

Google for Education focuses…

Digital Issue Article
Steps for successful classroom social media use

Social media isn’t exactly new, but its educational uses are still evolving. Many educators are able to use Twitter, Facebook, and blogs with their students, but other teachers find that…

eBook addresses internet safety, digital citizenship

First introduced during National Internet Safety Month in June, NBCUniversal's The More You Know, in collaboration with NBC News, has launched Growing Up Online, a free, interactive eBook for parents,…

Engaging virtual field trip apps, resources

Once a foreign concept, virtual field trips and tours have skyrocketed in popularity, due in part to tight school budgets and a growth in classroom mobile technology tools.


7 digital curriculum implementation strategies

School leaders know how important it is to "make the move to digital"—ensuring students are able to access digital tools and resources to cultivate skills such as critical thinking, problem…

App of the Week: SymbalooEDU

Teachers and students save their favorite websites and web resources.…