Posts by Katie Vander Ark

Personalized Learning

125 Top Blogs on Blended Learning

The 2012-13 was a big inflection point in blended learning--and we're seeing and hearing about almost twice as new models this year. We compiled a list of 125 blogs in what we hope are useful categories. Enjoy!

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Roadtrip Nation Releases Deeper Learning Report

Roadtrip Nation launched into the education field in 2008 as a school-based program for students to “define their own roads in life”. To date, over 100,000 students from over 1,800 schools across 22 states have participated in the Roadtrip Nation Experience.

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STEM Summit: Learning in the Digital Age

Scientific American and Macmillan Science and Education hosted the STEM Summit: Learning in the Digital Age to discuss the ever changing landscape in education and how to better support STEM and science programs in schools.

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Book Review: Education Transformation

K12 CEO Ron Packard recently released his newest book Education Transformation: How K-12 Online Learning is Bringing the Greatest Change to Education in 100 Years in hopes to discuss why technology is critical for the future of education.

EdTech

The Essence of Startup Communities

Brad Feld discussed a few points from his new book Startup Communities at the New Jersey Tech Meetup last month and what it takes to create a community around the booming startup industry.

EdTech

Book Review: Hacking Your Education

Dale Stephens of UnCollege.org took an untraditional route to end up where he is now. An entrepreneur, a Thiel Fellow, respected author, speaker, mentor, and much more. Who would have thought that he dropped out of school when he was twelve?

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School Cliff: Learning That Doesn’t Suck

A college prof called yesterday. He said, “College sucks.” He’s taking a couple courses as a humbling market research project. He found dated content and tools and disengaged students. I said, “If you want to see disengagement, you should try a high school algebra course.”