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What You Need to Know Now 3/9/2017

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  • GPA Versus Exam Scores: What's Better in Predicting College Success?

    High school GPA is a better predictor of college success than standardized exam scores among students heading directly into higher ed from high school. But among those who delay their college entry, the same isn't necessarily the case; it depends on the type of test and the subject under consideration.

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  • Researchers Point to New Era of Flipped Learning

    The Flipped Learning Global Initiative, an international coalition of educators, researchers, technologists, professional development providers and education leaders, has declared a new era in flipped learning, designated "Flipped Learning 3.0."

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  • Report: Smartphone Market to Make a Comeback in 2017

    Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to rebound with single-digit growth, according to technology research firm International Data Corporation. Android devices will comprise a majority share of the smartphone market, followed by Apple and Microsoft in third place, with smartphone shipments forecast to reach 1.53 billion units in 2017.

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  • Report: iPad, Mac Use Growing in K–12

    Ninety percent of K–12 schools in a recent survey said they use Apple's iPad to enhance learning, while 70 percent use Mac devices. Plus, 83 percent of schools saw an increase in Mac adoption, while 81 percent of schools reported an increase in iPad adoption over the previous year. These findings and more were released in a JAMF Trends Survey on Apple device adoption in K–12 schools.

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  • Orange County (FL), Austin and San Diego SDs Adopt Canvas LMS

    Three large American school districts have recently adopted Canvas by Instructure as their primary learning management system (LMS). Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) in Florida, San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) in California and Austin Independent School District (AISD) in Texas have all chosen Canvas as their LMS.

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  • Report: Wearables Continue Counting Off Growth

    The wearables market retains its steady growth, rising 17 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the same period in the previous year, according to International Data Corporation's recent Worldwide Quarterly Wearable Device Tracker report.

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  • Simpler Alternative to Net Price Calculator Gaining Pickup

    That app, MyinTuition, was created by a professor of economics at the school who was frustrated by having to forecast the cost of sending his own kids to college.

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