Open Education – Where do I begin?

Tom Murray

This blog was originally posted on the Future Ready website at [link]. Open Education Resources were the highlight of this Future Ready webinar as they align to the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment gear of the Future Ready Framework.

OER and you. The curation mandate

NeverEndingSearch

At the #GoOpen Exchange on Friday, everyone was talking about OER and the need to curate. But it was clear to our little group, that to the larger majority of the participants, we were not even on the OER radar. Some OER background: Launched in October, GoOpen is a U.S.

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6 Edtech New Year’s Resolutions

Tom Murray

From Providence, Rhode Island to Phoenix, Arizona, I’ve had the privilege to travel and work with over 2,300 district leaders from almost 500 school districts over the past year through the Future Ready Initiative. With the new year now upon us, listed below are six edtech resolutions for 2016. Resources: Data Quality Campaign (stat source) & Future of Privacy Forum ). This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations.

How Will the Presidential Election Results Influence Education Technology in Schools?

Doug Levin

16 November 2016. Federal support, affiliation with ConnectEd , Future Ready , Go Open , and the threat of [Office of Civil Rights] action for unequal access , the convenings, speeches, reports and toolkits – all of it , including the personnel – it could get halted, shifted or eliminated on the first day of a Trump administration,” he wrote in a series of Twitter posts. Blog News OER Policy Donald Trump Office of Educational Technology U.S.

How today’s tech departments are moving into the future

eSchool News

Joining Soumakian were Stuart Burt, chief technology officer for Royse City ISD; Doug Brubaker, an assistant superintendent at Garland ISD; and Tom Murray, a former educator and tech director who now helps coordinate the Future Ready Schools project for the Alliance for Excellent Education.

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itslearning, Gooru enhance LMS platform with open content

eSchool News

The alliance will initially give teachers an avenue to find, remix and share collections and courses of open content designed for future-ready learning. Partnership supports educators’ access to open educator-curated content.

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Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

Curating OER. It often refers to the gathering and contextualizing of OER to replace expensive traditional texts and to include them in learning management systems. Clearly, curation is not only about OER. OER Portals Pearltrees. OER and You: The Curation Mandate.”

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! network to be able to connect with and correspond with 22,000 other individuals in the library world, and to be kept updated on this and future events.