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Good Work: Impact at Scale

Fresh from summer holiday, Tom Vander Ark's Sunday blog about mission-focused work is back! This blog focuses on innovations in learning, impact at scale, while introducing the newest members on the Getting Smart team.

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65 Best Non-Fiction Books of All Time

In the spirit of the 10 best books challenge that is ricocheting around on social media, here are my top 65 non-fiction page turners.

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BLENDED: A Conversation With Michael Horn & Heather Staker

As "BLENDED: Using Disruptive Innovation to Improve Schools" hit shelves we sat down with authors Michael Horn and Heather Staker to discuss their new book and how disruptive innovation can improve schools.

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Apple Updates Phone, Announces Watch, Makes it Easier to Pay

Tom shares his thoughts on the Apple unveil of iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch and how it connects to education.

7 days ago by

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30 Attributes of Next Gen Learning

The learning opportunity set improves every month with new tools powering new experiences and environments. By 2020 I'm confident the learning landscape will dramatically improve. Here are 10 successes, 10 LX attributes and 10 system attributes that will make up next gen learning.

7 days ago by


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K12 Inc.

K12 Inc. is leading the transformation to individualized learning as the nation's foremost provider of technology-powered online solutions for students in pre-kindergarten through high school.

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Preparing Students for Careers & Developing a Workforce

In this blog, Tom Vander Ark gives a glimpse into the upcoming book, "Smart Cities That Work For Everyone." Learn how civic infrastructure and leadership assist in creating life-long learning and excellence.

9 days ago by

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Happy 80th Anniversary Communications Act: Time for a Rewrite

The Communications Act of 1934 still governs telecommunications in America and while updated periodically, it has not been modernized in 18 years. From phones to television to technology that hadn't previously existed, a lot has changed but dated regulations continue to view the communications sector in silos for disti...

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