Eduplanet21 Debuts New Professional Learning Platform
Eduplanet21 is launching a new teacher professional development (PD) platform designed to improve PD planning, organization, access to content and collaboration.
Smartphone Shipments Surge as Feature Phone Sales Drop
Global smartphone shipments grew just more than 20 percent to reach 301 million units in the third quarter of 2014 despite no growth in the mobile phone market overall, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.
Hybrid Classes Outlearn Traditional Classes
Students in hybrid classrooms outperformed their peers in traditional classes in all grades and subjects, according to the newest study from two organizations that work with schools in establishing hybrid instruction. According to the 2013-2014 "Hybrid Learning Program Results," from Hybrid Learning Institute and Dellicker Strategies, more than nine out of 10 schools using a hybrid learning program reported higher academic performance on standardized tests compared to traditional classrooms in the same school district or state benchmarks.
Georgia Institutions Share $4.5 Million in Grants
Eighteen educational institutions and groups in Georgia will share $4.5 million over the next two years to improve student achievement in the state.