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Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark
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Tom Vander Ark is author of Smart Parents, Smart Cities and Getting Smart. He is co-founder of Getting Smart and Learn Capital and serves on the boards of 4.0 Schools, eduInnovation, Digital Learning Institute, Imagination Foundation, Charter Board Partners and Bloomboard. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

Big Venture Investments in HR Startups & What it Means for Education

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You might have noticed a flood of investment into human resource startups lately, as employers attempt to find the best and brightest employees using algorithms. So how does this artificial intelligence affect the world of education?

Lean School District: 12 Service Delivery Opportunities

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How can school district leaders get in front of declining budgets to give their schools the best chance to be successful? Here are 12 school district functional areas where there are usually opportunities to boost efficiency and effectiveness.

Getting Smart Podcast | Improving Learner Experience: Agency, Community, Challenge

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Nate McClennen of Teton Science Schools and Neva Geisler of student-led One Stone school take you on a walking tour of downtown Boise while discussing place-based education, learner experience and the power of community connections.

Teaching Core Values

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Bailey Thomson, Director of School Operations for SPARK Schools, spoke at TEDxJohannesburg about the significance of teaching core values to students. Here are SPARKS five core values and what they mean.

By 2025, Swarms of Self-Driving Vehicles Will Transport Students to Learning Sites

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Recent breakthroughs in computing and maturation of autonomous driving systems are rapidly making self-driving vehicles a reality. So how could this innovation impact education?

Massive Global Benefit. Waves of Dislocation and Challenge. Time to #AskAboutAI.

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To kick-off our #AskAboutAI series, we invited Bay Area technologists, social scientists, philanthropists and educators to discuss three specific questions around the implications of AI.

Finding The Critical Path is a Critical Project Management (and Life) Skill

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The critical path is found by arranging work to achieve a goal as quickly as possible with the fewest resources possible. Finding the critical path is a great way to teach algebraic reasoning and computational thinking. Here, we look at how.

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