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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

Digital literacy courses gaining popularity

oday’s graduates need formal technology skills to be successful, whether pursuing higher education or entering the workforce after high school. Now available for district purchase and implementation, Project NextTech is…

Massive growth predicted for e-books

A new survey of 475 educators indicates that schools and districts see their use of classroom materials transitioning substantially from paper books to digital books over the next two years,…

CK-12 introduces free elementary math content

The CK-12 Foundation has launched its first free interactive math practice problems and videos for K1-5 grade levels. The new offering is fully aligned to Common Core and represents the…

Student Privacy Pledge racks up signatures

The Student Privacy Pledge, a list of 12 commitments that school service providers have made to affirm K-12 student information is kept private and secure, has grown to include 108…

myON adds National Geographic Kids to digital platform

myON, a business unit of Capstone, has added digital books from National Geographic Kids, one of the largest nonprofit scientific and educational institutions in the world, to myON’s online, personalized…

Kurzweil improves learning for blind, visually impaired users

Kurzweil Education, Inc., a division of Cambium Learning Group, Inc., announced Kurzweil 1000 Version 14, the latest version of its award-winning text-to-speech software that makes printed or electronic text readily…

Extron introduces wireless collaboration tool

Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the ShareLink 200 Wireless Collaboration Gateway, which enables anyone to present content from a personal device. Supported devices include Windows…

New bill would renew EETT funding

A new bill proposed in the U.S. Senate would once again fund the Enhancing Education Through Technology (EETT) Act, which ensures that educators and students have access to technology for…

High schoolers may have to prove technology know-how

The state’s public schools chief is worried that Washington students aren’t learning enough about computers and technology. Under a proposal from state superintendent Randy Dorn, schools would have to report to…

Mobile broadband solution could ease access concerns

Student access to the internet outside of school is a growing concern among district technology leaders, and with one-third of U.S. public school students lacking broadband at home, the digital…