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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.

Climate Collapse: Is AI the Antidote?

“It is worse, much worse, than you think,” said David Wallace-Wells, author of The Uninhabitable Earth, about the climate crisis. Nature is...

Business Leadership for Education Scores Texas-Size Win For Kids

Children getting a good early start, educated by well-prepared and diverse teachers with young people ultimately enrolling in and finishing college—those...
Sasha Barab of Arizona State University.

We’ve Got It Backwards: Starting With Content Rather than Learners Doesn’t Work

Why are high school students so bored? How could we engage them to learn the required content? How can we nudge,...

What’s Next in Learning? Four Future Trends

Imagine a platform that enabled you to access local and national opportunities from your smartphone or computer, a place where you can...

Four Trends Influencing Education

A fitness tracker changed my life—it changed how I think about goal-setting and monitoring my exercise, it changed the intentionality of...
Grand Rapids Public Museum School

Four Emerging Trends in Learning

Imagine going to school in a museum and studying real artifacts. Imagine a sustained relationship with an advisor who helps you...
Purdue Polytechnic High School in Indianapolis

Four Mega Trends Reshaping Global Learning

Imagine school as a series of community-connected projects and skill sprints that develop leadership, collaboration and problem solving skills. Imagine a...

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