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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, Charter Board Partners and Bloomboard. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.
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Making Technology Just and Equitable

The new tech divide is between those who can use new tools to create value in the innovation economy and those who don’t. Here are eight things EdLeaders and policymakers can do to help make technology more just and equitable.
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18 Tips for Making Blended Learning More Student-Centered

Here are 18 tips from leading schools and providers boosting motivation, engagement, agency and collaboration by adding student-centered learning strategies to their blended learning plan.

LearnLaunch: Boosting Boston EdTech

Boston has been a top education city for centuries and recently emerged as the #4 EdTech hotbed largely thanks to LearnLaunch, perhaps the most successful education ecosystem catalyst to date.

Getting Smart Podcast | Design Thinking as Pedagogy For Students and Educators

In this podcast, Sandy Speicher, partner and managing director of education at IDEO, chats with Tom on what design thinking is and why it's so important for teachers and education leaders right now.

How School Networks Work And Why That’s Important

School networks are one of the most important innovations in the modern era of U.S. K-12 education. Here are several network types, examples of each and the reason networks matter more now than ever.
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Houston High Schools Provide Career Options and Choice for Students

By: Emily Liebtag and Tom Vander Ark. All across Houston, there are high schools that range in focus from law enforcement to language. Join us for a look at the innovative programs that two of these schools are using to develop career-ready students.

Getting Smart Podcast | How the Platform Revolution is Changing Life and Learning

Sangeet Paul Choudary, founder of Platformation Labs and the author of Platform Scale and Platform Revolution, joins us on the podcast to discuss what platforms are and what their future could look like in education.