Tom Vander Ark: Innovations in Education


What should the role of technology be in schools?
How can we individualize education?
How do we democratize education?

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  • November 19, 2011, 9:01 am  Reply

    Hi Tom,

    We met at TEDx. Our discussion was about the difficulties in funding education entrepreneurs.

    In these days of problems with U.S. education, we should see more rather than fewer opportunities for new education ideas to be funded.

    I am working to transform science education using important Internet tools. Now, you can do authentic science investigations online with real experiments and interactive data collection. This system is in use in 20 online schools as well as around 100 New York City middle and high schools. We’ve seen students perform over 750,000 of our online science investigations (aka “labs”) already. I know that this approach holds the key to the future of science education.

    For a demo account, see http://www.smartsciencedemo.com. I look forward to your comments.

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