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A Back To School Choice: Virtual Learning
By Katie Vander Ark & Jennifer Schultze - This time of year is a great opportunity to have the ability to choose online or a virtual learning option.
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8 Ways to Teach Empathy and Cultivate Community
By Bonnie Lathram - To teach empathy and cultivate community this year, we provide eight ways to teach empathy that work.
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Tom Vander Ark talks with Megan Mead about talent development in education and why talent matters.
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Catch up on last week's news stories of companies teaming up, reports on opportunities for potential collaboration and overall happenings of people coming together, be it through sharing resources or opinions, towards the common goal of enriching learning and teaching experiences. http://goo.gl/DP1NYA
By Getting Smart Staff - EdTech stories of companies teaming up, reports on opportunities for collaboration and happenings of people coming together.
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Why we need to do a better job of preparing students for a project-based world. The importance of the art of breaking down complexity for a team to get their arms around and linking the parts together to create something where nothing had been in this week's "Good Work." 
By Tom Vander Ark - Why we need to do a better job of preparing students for a project-based world.
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Five important reasons for expanding access to coding learning experiences in K-12 and why the ability to code can level the playing field and provide access to postsecondary and well paying jobs. 
January 27, 2015 - A Getting Smart bundle on expanding access to coding and computer science in K-12, published in partnership with Microsoft Education.
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Engagement Templates: 6 Ways to Structure Learning Experience
By Tom Vander Ark - There appear to be six basic strategies for capturing engagement and initiating a learning cycle.
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Blended Learning Credit Recovery: Best Practices from iNACOL
By Tom Vander Ark - In its new report, iNACOL identifies best practices in online and blended credit recovery programs.
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With New England, much of the midwest and now the south experiencing a record breaking winter, this week’s EdTech news was anything but cold as stories were hot off the press as ever. http://goo.gl/KYqM3b
By Getting Smart Staff - With the US experiencing a record breaking winter, this week’s EdTech news was anything with news coming hot off the press as ever.
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‪#‎Parents‬, share your story of how you make decisions on technology use at home and school. For example, what are ways you help your student balance screen time and other activities? Comment below or email info@gettingsmart.com. Check out this great example blog post --> http://bit.ly/17fgKLk
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‎Parent‬ involvement in ‪#education‬ is critical to success. Hear from a former teacher how this relationship matters. -> http://ow.ly/Iv06H ‪#‎SmartParents‬
By Bonnie Lathram - Success happens when families, students and educators work together and holistically approach a child’s education.
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The "Eduparadox." How sources of tension can lead to breakthroughs in education in Tom Vander Ark's latest edition of 'Good Work.'
By Tom Vander Ark - The "Eduparadox." How sources of tension can lead to breakthroughs in education.
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Personalization & equity--and 9 more examples of paradox that EdLeaders embrace
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Getting Smart is a community passionate about innovations in teaching and learning. As an education advocacy firm, Getting Smart provides consultation and support in strategy & marketing, communications, & content creation that turn ideas into impact. With partners, we develop cohesive and forward-thinking strategies that advance education through communications, business development and thought leadership initiatives.

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