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Entries by Tom Vander Ark from 12/2011

Questions About Digital Learning

| Posted 12.01.2011 | Education

I visited Wireless Generation, a leading education technology company, in Brooklyn this week. In a discussion about my new book, Getting Smart, a cou...

Brain Rules Schools

| Posted 12.04.2011 | Education

Here is a quick glimpse of my sense of a brain-based middle school day based on Brain Rules, the bestselling book by molecular biologist John Medina. Following is a quick summary of the rules and key principles for educators.

10 Parents Respond to the New York Times

| Posted 12.14.2011 | Education

The New York Times ran a tabloid-style hit piece on K12, the online learning provider. They apparently didn't speak to many parents that appreciate f...

2011 Was an Inflection Point for Digital Learning

| Posted 12.21.2011 | Education

Despite the challenges, 2011 was a real turning point for innovations in learning.

How Digital Learning Will Benefit Low Income Students

| Posted 12.28.2011 | Education

Digital learning won't close the achievement gap, but it will lift the floor. More students will be more academically successful. Five years from now, a higher percentage of students will soon graduate from high school ready for college and careers.