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Entries by Tom Vander Ark from 03/2011

The Idea Economy Requires Digital Learning Now

| Posted 03.01.2011 | Education

Between the two growth sectors, middle class jobs -- the ones that created two-car-garage suburban American -- are disappearing. Learning is the entry ticket to the idea economy.

I Want an Uncommon Curriculum

| Posted 03.08.2011 | Education

It's interesting that the AFT is pushing a core curriculum. Apparently they want more than common standards; their recent release called for a "rich,...

Schools Should Help Kids Build Robust Mental Models

| Posted 03.25.2011 | Education

Smart schools will help students develop rich mental models by engaging them in systems thinking early and often with fames, sims, and virtual environments.

School-as-a-Service

| Posted 03.30.2011 | Education

SaaS education changes the basic assumptions -- it requires a new mindset, new staffing patterns, new budgeting strategies, and new ways to communicate with students and families.