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Entries by Tom Vander Ark from 01/2012

Math Games Gets Big Results in Big Trials

| Posted 01.03.2012 | Education

MIND Research Institute developed an innovative way to teach math -- and it works. Trials involving almost 60,000 students indicate that it typically doubles math gains.

How Intelligent Scoring Will Create an Intelligent System

| Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

It would be easy and cheap to administer online multiple choice tests. But if we take seriously the demands of the idea economy and the associated expectations of the Common Core, we must to do better.

Is Online Learning One Third Cheaper?

| Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

The real cost of producing college and career ready graduates depends on the student population and the risk factors they bring to school. We need to align state funding systems with our academic goals and create incentives for the services we want to see.

iCivics Creates a Powerful Blend of Civics Knowledge and Engagement

| Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

An unintended consequence of the intense focus on English and math standards and assessments in the No Child Left Behind decade is that civics took a back seat.

Why States Should Require Online Learning

| Posted 01.20.2012 | Education

Taking an online course in high school is a learning experience in the digital age that will prepare students for online learning in college or career where the stakes for success are much higher.

Why Three Districts Chose Chromebooks

| Posted 01.25.2012 | Education

When planning a high access environment, an important question is tablets or laptops? Tablets are great for some things, but I still think of tablets as consumption devices and laptops as production devices.

Kickin' It Old School and Inventing the Future

| Posted 01.27.2012 | Education

The real benefit of technology will be in the development of new learning progressions -- pathways that combine adaptive learning, social learning, and project-based learning -- that are engaging, efficient, and effective.