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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 Education Board Partners. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.
Students learn Common Core concepts with software from Curriculum Associates.

The Best Impact Story in Education Keeps Getting Better

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Curriculum Associates is the best edtech success story in America, in several ways. Eleven years ago, Rob Waldron took the helm of...
Acton Academy

7 Ways Microschools Help Communities Innovate

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What if you could start a school in six weeks instead of six years? What if you could launch a school...
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How an Indianapolis Nonprofit Transformed American STEM Education

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Almost half of American public secondary schools use an active project- and problem-based approach to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)...
Flipgrid video platform

Teachers Flip Over Flipgrid

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Flipgrid (@Flipgrid) enables learners to respond to prompts with short videos—most are about a minute, but they can be a long as...
Students collaaborate at Maker Academy.

Two Engaging NYC High Schools: Maker Academy and iSchool

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In Gerry Irrizary’s maker lab (featured image), young designers use 3D printers to prototype sneaker insoles, fashion designer skateboards with laser...

Does College Still Pay? Seven New Rules for Making a Good College Choice

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In the last post of this series, Tom Vander Ark and the Getting Smart team identify seven new rules for choosing college (or not).

ISTE19: More Teaching & Learning, More AI and More Equity

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By: Rachelle Dene Poth and Tom Vander Ark. Rachelle and Tom recap ISTE19, the 40-year-old and largest edtech conference in the country that took place June 23-26.

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