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Katie is an education and innovation enthusiast. Follow her on Twitter at @kvanderark.

Book Review: Education Transformation

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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.

New Tools for Next-Gen Schools from NGLC & iNACOL

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RETHINK: Planning and Designing for K-12 Next Generation Learning is a new toolkit for navigating blended and competency-based learning brought to you through a partnership between iNACOL and NGLC.

Celebrating MOUSE: 15 Years of Engaging Kids, Narrowing Divide

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MOUSE celebrated their 15th Anniversary on May 20th with a student led exhibit demonstrating the latest technologies and by honoring leaders dedicated to the education and technology arena.

The Essence of Startup Communities

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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.

Book Review: Hacking Your Education

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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?

School Cliff: Learning That Doesn’t Suck

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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.”

Review: Teaching Generation Text

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Lisa Nielsen and Willyn Webb have spent the last few years experimenting teaching with cell phones and were thrilled with the results.

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