Tom Vander Ark (1843)

EdTech

Happify: The Science of Emotional Wellbeing in a Mobile App

Having a bad day? Join more than a million users of Happify and log in and cheer up. Happify's S.T.A.G.E. framework helps you build five key happiness skills: Savor, thank, aspire, give, empathize.

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Implementation Challenges on the Path to Personalization

There are several technical challenges to delivering on the promise of personalized learning including defining a standard student record, boosting interoperability, and combining multiple formative sources. However, there are additionally daunting implementation barriers related to school models, leadership and parent...

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BrightBytes: Bringing Insight to District Decision Making

BrightBytes’ mission is to improve the way the world learns. They don’t just help educators visualize data, they embed it in a sense making framework. They invented the EdTech category you might call “research based analytics.”

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Learning

How to Innovate: Combine New Tools & New Schools

The most important K-12 innovation of the last twenty years has been new school development. The most important development of the last five years has been new tools. So, how can we evaluate this progress? We compare recent technology development against school model development.

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Leadership

Naming the Theories in Use

While at #PS2015, a graduate student at BYU asked me, "What other theories are being applied in education?" That may be the best question of the year and one that every school and district leadership team should ask themselves.

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Agilix

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Agilix

Agilix develops innovative learning solutions that enable students and educators to take control of the learning experience. Agilix products include xLi, an eXtensible Learning Infrastructure for Partners and Buzz, a Personalized Learning System for mastery-based learning.

EdTech

What Should Be: 21 Questions About Learner Experience

Think of a student you care about. Think about the world they will inherit. What do you want them to know and be able to do? Now think about what their learner experience (LX) should be. Here's 21 questions that may help.

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Personalization: The New Frame

With the end of NCLB, a new frame is emerging that includes personalization, a competency focus, and work readiness. This new frame is evident in EdTech startups, new school grant programs, school district strategies, and emerging educator preparation programs.

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