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Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark
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Tom Vander Ark is author of Better Together, 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.

Let’s Talk About AI Ethics; We’re On a Deadline

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Code that learns is both powerful and dangerous. AI requires a new technical and civic infrastructure, a new way to conduct business, a new way to be together in community. It’s time to #AskAboutAI. It’s time for community conversations about the ethics and opportunities of our time.

Helping CAOs Make the Shift to Personalized Learning

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Explore the difference between managed instruction and next generation learning, and learn ten elements of comprehensive solutions to the challenge of helping chief academic officers reframe their work.

El Paso Schools: How the NTN Partnership Accelerated Progress

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In 2015-2016, El Paso Independent School District formed a partnership with New Tech Networks. Our latest Case Study shows how this partnership fostered real progress and real results.

What Should Graduates Know and Be Able to Do?

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Tom sat down with Ken Kay, CEO of EdLeader21, to discuss community engagement and the role it plays in answering "What should grads know and be able to do?" Here's what he learned.

Early Entrants Into the Field of Teaching Blockchain

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The blockchain technology market is rapidly growing and according to the largest global freelancing website, Upwork, the demand for blockchain job skills grew six thousand percent in just the first quarter of this year. In this post, Tom explores different programs to help learn these skills.

3 New Literacies for the Innovation Economy

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In the old days (like two years ago), you had to tell computers what to do. Now they are increasingly figuring it out on their own, and code that learns is reshaping life and work. These three new literacies should be top priorities for those seeking to prepare children for this future.

The Innovation Inequity Paradox

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By Matt Hiefield and Tom Vander Ark. Innovation in education is never a bad thing but, as Matt Hiefield and Tom Vander Ark explain, getting the balance right between fostering innovation and fighting for equity may be the challenge of our time.

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