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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., @TVanderark

Getting Smart Podcast | Zoran Popovic on Accelerated Learning with Smart Tools

In this episode of the podcast, Zoran Popovic, Director of the Center for Game Science at the University of Washington, chats about computer science, gaming, virtual reality and how we can help today's students be successful using artificial intelligence.

How to Create Experiences and Scale Environments That Change Lives

Learn more about creating successful learning networks, where groups of like-minded schools support each other through a common vision, powerful learning experiences for both students and teachers, and common tools and systems.

On Becoming An Idea Machine

James Altucher says ideas are the currency of life and we should keep our idea machine at top performance levels by flexing the idea muscle daily. So here is my list for today--what's on your list?

Getting Smart Podcast | Teach to One: Inventing the Future of Math Learning

In 2007, Joel Rose conceived an idea for an innovative, blended way to teach middle school math. Today, it has spread to over 40 schools reaching 13,000 students. Here, Tom talks to Joel about the program and where it's headed.

Curriculum Associates: Blended Success Story

Curriculum Associates may be the most important EdTech success story you don’t know about. Learn more about its backstory, how it grew into a blended learning giant and recently donated most of it's stock to a university
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Tell Kids to Get Good at Stuff Smart Machines Can’t Do (Yet)

Smart machines will change the face of the economy, and today's young people will need a different set of skills to succeed than past generations did. In particular, they will need to get good at things machines can not do.

Getting Smart Podcast | Special Ed Teacher to White House Tech Advisor

In this podcast, Tom chats with Seth Andrew, who shares insights gained in his journey from teaching special education, to founding an ambitious school network serving 5000 students, to becoming a White House Tech Advisor.