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Articles by Meris Stansbury

4 ways to make your class more engaging
Originally from Ohio, Meris graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a B.A. in English Literature. After graduating, she became the Education Program Manager for The World & I, a monthly educational publication based in D.C., and joined the eSchool News team as Assistant Editor in July 2007. Now Associate Editor at eSN, Meris covers the current issues in ed-tech. Topics she's most interested in include school reform, global education, and emerging technologies and trends. When she's not busy covering education, she's in her kitchen…setting off the smoke alarm. You can reach her at mstansbury@eschoolnews.com, or find her @eSN_Meris on Twitter.

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4 ways to make your class more engaging

Mobile technology and its use in the classroom is booming across the country; but outside of the ‘cool tech’ aspect, many educators struggle to understand why students find tech-connected classrooms…

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Questions to answer after high school

According to a new report, there are basic questions postsecondary data, with access to college and university data, need to be able to answer—not only for higher-ed institutions, but for…

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New Common Core resource aids students with special needs

One of the best non-profits for the advancement of education technology has developed a new, free Common Core website for educators that offers customizable resources to improve teaching and learning…

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10 next-generation science apps for education

The Next Generation Science Standards are a new set of standards that provide consistent science education through all grades, with an emphasis on technology and engineering. eSchool News readers have shown…

5 new ways students are choosing their colleges and universities

Gone are the days when students chose their postsecondary education institution based off of U.S. News & World Report publications. In this mobile-enabled culture, today’s students are redefining how colleges…

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One amazing example of how to train teachers on technology

eSchool News provides not only daily original content on the latest in technology and innovation in education, but it is a trusted resource for teachers and administrators on how to…

INFOGRAPHIC: STEM facts that should shock you

By now every stakeholder in education is aware of ‘the STEM crisis,’ but with an increased focus on K-12 STEM curriculum, are post-secondary students attaining STEM degrees? How did the…

App of the week: eduClipper

A free educational social platform for educators and students to explore, share, and create content.…

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10 changes a school library must consider in the digital era

School libraries have come a long way from card catalogues thanks to surges in education technology. But besides re-categorizing, how can libraries support an increasingly digital education? According to experts,…

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The 10 best resources for K-12 STEM projects

There’s a whole lot more to STEM projects these days than baking soda volcanoes (but those are still fun, too) With the current national emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, and…