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Tom Vander Ark is CEO of Getting Smart, a learning design firm.

Published Articles & Media

Should We Limit “Screen Time” in School?

Debating the wisest use of technology in the classroom

The Problem Is Wasted Time, not Screen Time

The emerging generation of educational technology has the power to accelerate learning productivity in ways we can scarcely imagine. If we can ensure that students are connected to it through the help of teachers, a natural balance between online and offline experiences will develop.

The Promise and Pitfalls of Virtual Charter Schools

A forum by Tom Vander Ark and Greg Richmond

Online Charters Expand Learning Options

With the rise of options for anywhere, anytime digital learning, statewide schools play an important role in providing equitable access to a variety of quality learning pathways.

It’s Time to Reimagine School Information

Well-designed applications and websites have allowed consumers to review easy-to-digest information like never before. Most parents, however, lack access to the useful information they need to determine how their child’s school is performing.

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