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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.

Where is EdTech making a difference?

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A friend asked me where EdTech is making a difference for kids, especially low income kids.  Here's my quick list.  I'd...

iTunes U is getting useful for higher/continuing edu

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I love my iPod, I toggle between Patty Griffin and Physics. Maybe you received the iTunes U email today featuring engineering...

Don't lock the doors to virtual schools

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Read the following important post from Patrick Donaldson about limitations being proposed on online learning in Oregon.  Similar efforts to limit opportunity...

The (new) American Education Agenda

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There is an emerging consensus on an education reform agenda that incorporates measurement and accountability, teacher quality, equitable funding, public school...

Likely to be the most important post of the year

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Brooks column this week will probably be the most important post of the year, so it's posted in full: The fight against...

Online Update: home hybrids & virtual environments

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Home Hybrid. A Wisconsin paper ran a story about an Oregon  home hybrid—a new version of school combining like the neighborhood...

High School Turnaround Green Dot Style

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The biggest question in education may be ‘how to turn around failing schools?”  We’ve learned a lot about how to dramatically...

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