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4 ways games make it ‘OK to play’
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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4 ways games make it ‘OK to play’

While technology is a powerful learning tool, there are still concerns about how tech tools are used, as well as how much screen time young children should experience. But devices…

App of the Week: Kids solve alphabet puzzles, learn phonics

This pre-k app is designed to teach your little sprout basic ABC phonics and letters.…

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4 apps for Earth exploration, chemical reactions, and more

4 apps for Earth exploration, chemical reactions, and more This round-up ensures you won’t miss any of our weekly highlighted apps Each week, we feature a new App of the Week on…

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The top ways digital tools transform learning

Digital tools are often touted for their ability to have a transformative effect on teaching and learning, and an annual survey reveals just how deeply these tools continue to impact…

Common Core assessments just got a little easier

Educators have a new assessment resources for Common Core implementation A new free solution directly addresses the Common Core implementation challenges looming ahead for K-12 schools and districts around the…

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5 TED Talks that delve into education

Every educator needs some inspiration now and then, and these days, such inspiration can be found online in just a few seconds. The internet brings inspiring and motivational speakers and experts…

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How do teachers, parents approach online safety?

Today, children in elementary school often have just as much, if not more, technology know-how than adults. But as children's tech use increases, and as they spend more time online,…

App of the Week: Follow that shark!

OCEARCH's Global Shark Tracker lets you observe the navigational pattern of sharks that have been tagged with satellite tracking technology.…

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5 emerging trends in today’s libraries

Technology and digital resources are expanding rapidly in U.S. libraries, and important tech tools that serve entire communities are available at nearly all libraries across the nation. The American Library Association's…

RTI Now Shipping Next-Generation RK1+ In-Wall Keypad

Completely Customizable and Easy on the Budget, 2-, 4-, or 8-Button Keypad Offers Intuitive Control SHAKOPEE, Minn. — July 24, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has announced that the…