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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: The Chemical Touch

The Chemical Touch is a touch-sensitive periodic table and chemical information companion.…

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FBI seizes L.A. school district records related to troubled iPad program

Fallout over the Los Angeles school district's $1.3 billion plan to provide iPads to every student intensified Tuesday with the revelation that the FBI is conducting a criminal investigation into…

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4 essential game-based learning questions

You’d have to live under a rock to be unfamiliar with the rise of game-based learning in classrooms across the nation in recent years. Integrating a game into an instructional…

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Rural kids get fewer AP classes

Students in Dublin schools can pick among dozens of rigorous courses such as Advanced Placement studio art, computer science and calculus, along with engineering design, statistics, theater and a variety…

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5 teaching and learning grants you don’t want to miss

School funding is a challenge even in the post prosperous of time, especially when it comes to ed tech--technology is always changing, and maintaining or upgrading initiatives, tools, or resources…

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Coding classes lead to 21st-century skill development

Adeline Brutger peered at the screen of her mini-laptop. The Grand Forks third-grader described three cartoon figures she was using in her story, two of which appeared to be walking down…

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Game-based math program expands to Denver students

Denver Public Schools, DIRECTV, and the nonprofit MIND Research Institute are partnering to deliver a computer-based math program to three local Denver schools. The grant from DIRECTV provides the ST Math…

Digital Issue Article
Overcoming barriers to school connectivity

Funding remains the largest and most-cited obstacle when it comes to updating schools’ infrastructure and installing high-speed broadband internet access, according to a survey from the Consortium for School Networking…

IRA Teacher as Researcher Grant

This grant supports classroom teachers who undertake action research inquiries about literacy and instruction. Grants will be awarded up to $4,000, although priority will be given to smaller grants (e.g.,…

C-SPAN’s StudentCam Competition

StudentCam is C-SPAN’s annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation. Students in grades 6-12 are asked to…