Innovations Creating a #SmartPlanet

Blog Series, Smart Planet

At two recent regional EdTech conferences (#NYSCATE15 & #GAETC15) I’ve had the good fortune to discuss world changing innovations with hundreds of forward-leading tech-savvy teachers. What I asked them what innovations would boost global learning, here’s a few of the responses.


Cheaper devices




Cloud Computing

Real World Problem Solving




Collaborative Learning

Interest-based & Project-based Learning






Anywhere Anytime Learning

  Breaking Barriers, Promoting Diversity

Innovative learning: Playlists + PBL + Maker







Adaptive & Competency-based Learning

Invest in Teachers

More OER



New tech: AR, VR

Add Some Art



Effective governance

Why This Matters

What would you add to the list?  What’s making a difference for populations that haven’t had good access to learning opportunities?

For more see our initial list of 20 Inventions Boosting Global IQ. If you have a #SmartPlanet story send a note to [email protected].  

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Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark

Tom Vander Ark is author of 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, Charter Board Partners and Bloomboard. Follow Tom on Twitter, @tvanderark.

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