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Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark
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 and Charter Board Partners. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

The Power of Us: A Network Powering Projects, Changing Lives

More than 1,400 educators from more than 150 schools across the U.S. and from Australia braved July humidity in St. Louis to further activate their network's commitment to powerful learning and the “power of us”. Here’s a look at network effect in action.

Asking Kids to Dream–And Bringing Dreams to Life

What if we asked kids what their dream machine would do, then helped them build it? MyMachine in Belgium (and expanding globally) is doing just that and offering thousands of children the opportunity to dream.

How Faster + Cheaper Alternatives Will Replace Most of HigherEd

While everything else is becoming faster and cheaper in the world, education is not. Tom shares insights on Ryan Craig's new book, A New U.

Design-Focused University–The Best Thing Since French Fries (Which Are Also Belgian)

A recent trip to Europe took Tom to Howest, a University that’s known for their approach to learning and research and close collaboration with industry and the social sector. Learn how Howest and MyMachine are making design thinking as common in Belgian schools as Frites are on dinner tables

Boosting Career Readiness in Dallas

When less than 10% of Dallas County 8th graders from 2006 went on to complete college, community leaders set out to find a better way. Dallas County Promise is a transformational effort to help a community move forward to solve the talent gap through equitable college completion and job training.

Google Launches Learning Resources, Publishes AI Principles

A look at Google’s new learning resources and their seven principles for the company's use of artificial intelligence.

How Cities are Getting Smart Using Artificial Intelligence

By the middle of the century, two-thirds of the world’s population is projected to live in urban areas. This rapid urbanization leads to big problems that create a demand for smart city solutions. How will AI help? How could it hurt?