Launching Future Ready Librarians

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The Future Ready Librarians initiative launched at ALA and ISTE this week. The Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative itself launched at the White House in October 2014. Future Ready is supported by an interactive Planning Dashboard.

Are you future ready?

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The Future Ready Librarians initiative launched at ALA and ISTE this week. The Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative itself launched at the White House in October 2014. Future Ready is supported by an interactive Planning Dashboard.

Future Ready Librarians launch

NeverEndingSearch

The Future Ready Librarians initiative launched at ALA and ISTE this week. The Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative itself launched at the White House in October 2014. Future Ready is supported by an interactive Planning Dashboard.

?Framework: Future Ready Schools’ Commitment and Dashboard

Edsurge

This is one of the principles championed by Future Ready Schools (FRS), a project of the policy and advocacy organization, Alliance for Excellent Education. Then, district leaders are linked to the FRS dashboard , a five-step interactive and collaborative planning tool with a hub where they can access self-assessments and receive customized reports to guide their development and implementation of action plans.

To Develop Future-Ready Students, Project-Based Lessons Teach Real World Skills

Edsurge

In the course of adapting many of our curricular resources to fit teachers’ changing needs, we have distilled a robust collection of skills into lessons we believe will help teachers foster social-emotional learning, and in doing so develop future-ready students. Teachers report that nurturing the whole child develop brings a spark back to teaching that is too often buried under an avalanche of paperwork, meetings, and frantic Sunday-night searches for lesson plans.

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

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You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

Future Ready update adds new resources and PD for leaders

eSchool News

Future Ready overhaul coincides with the new national ed-tech plan. Last Thursday, The United States Department of Education held an event at the White House unveiling the 2016 National Education Technology Plan and celebrating the one-year anniversary of the Future Ready initiative. The videos highlight ideal, peer-based stories and practices from a wide range of Future Ready districts across the nation.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

One of these tools is the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA). Step 4 : The DPA report is shared and discussed with the school leadership team. As a Future Ready Schools coalition partner , ICLE can scale services to support a district's digital transformation.

Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

The Hechinger Report

Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report. But assessing these skills has been a weak link in these efforts, according to the education researchers at the MIT Playful Journey Lab , which hopes to remedy that with “playful assessment” tools. Chris Berdik for The Hechinger Report.

Creative Communicator: Unpacking ISTE Standard for Students #6

Tech Helpful

That being said, to say we should strive to equip our students to be creative communicators is a vital skill for their future. He took a platform that students use every day and assessed their learning based on a current fad in society- memes. Remember oral reports?

How can schools ensure a “return on instruction?”

eSchool News

As evidenced in various OECD reports on the topic, the problem isn’t the technology itself per se but the lack of high-quality pedagogy, which often stems from a lack of high-quality professional learning to support educators with effective implementation.

@Quizizz : Say Goodbye to Worksheets and Crosswords

The CoolCatTeacher

Jon’s last district was selected as a Future Ready District, implementing 1:1 from 7th grade up, adding coding, 3d printing, PBL and Minecraft Edu in all K-8 schools, among other notable innovative activities. The homework could be research reports.

edWeb Survey on Teacher Professional Development

edWeb.net

All educators need PD and learning that is relevant to their practice to keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology and education initiatives such as ESSA, Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, Future Ready, and more. edWeb Blog Research and Reports

The National Education Technology Plan 2016

Kathy Schrock

Having worked on the 2000 version of the plan, I was anxious to read the document entitled "Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education". The second was found in the chapter on assessment. The new National Education Technology Plan was launched today.

Why a 21st Century Teacher Isn’t Just a “Guide on the Side”

EdNews Daily

The great fiction that a teacher today has become a “guide on the side” is now hardwired into nearly every conversation about the future of teaching and learning. By Thom Markham.

Schools Need Robust Networks to Support Internet of Things

EdTech Magazine

Recognizing the value of smart and connected classrooms, most school districts are experimenting with the Internet of Things or plan to do so in the near future. But will current K–12 networks be ready to carry the onslaught of additional traffic? School districts would be wise to consider now what capacity and capabilities their networks will need to support smart devices and IoT applications in the near future. Ready or Not, Now's the Time to Prepare for IoT.

How to Redesign the K–12 Media Center

EdTech Magazine

When classroom and media center design is “driven by the desire to create personal and authentic learning experiences for students,” it can move teaching practices forward, Tom Murray, the director of innovation for Future Ready Schools, recently told EdTech. .

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School Boards: 7 Steps to Supporting Digital Learning

Education Superhighway

Cloud-based services and applications such as learning software, educational resources, student information, state reporting, and computer-based testing are all basic requirements of 21st-century schools and depend on high-speed networks. Know If Your Infrastructure Is Future Ready.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

But, are the students ready for what awaits them? According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job. As reported in April 2016 (the most recent year for which data is available from the National Assessment of Educational Progress ) only 37 percent of high school seniors in the U.S.

6 Keys to a Successful 1:1 Implementation

Tom Murray

In a report enti tled, “ Technology in Education: Global Trends, Universe Spend and Market Outlook , “ F utureSource consulting projected that edtech spending worldwide will hit $19 billion dollars by 2018, up from $13 billion when measured in 2013.

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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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edWeb Releases Survey on Teacher Professional Development

edWeb.net

All educators need PD and learning that is relevant to their practice to keep up with the rapid pace of change in technology and education initiatives such as ESSA, Common Core, Next Gen Science Standards, Future Ready, and more.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

edWeb.net

Noakes: She recommended a needs assessment, as Diamond outlined, but said schools often look at the curricular content or internal infrastructure only. Noakes emphasized that the process must include an equity assessment—can all of the students and teachers access the tech outside of school? And when assessing student performance and whether or not a tool is helping them reach their goals, they cautioned that educators need to look beyond test scores. “We

ELL Specialist: These are “My Tech Essentials”

eSchool News

As a Future Ready district, we use technology to engage students in every lesson, while providing resources to bridge the gap between their native language and English. For example, we do not believe that asking students to do research or type a report is innovative or engaging.

A National Push for More ‘Active Use’ of Technology in Learning

Educator Innovator

Katie and Jason’s work, part of a collected free ebook called Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom , was one of several highlighted in the Department of Education’s 2016 National Education Technology Plan , “ Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education (PDF).”

Final Schedule for Tomorrow's "Digital Literacy & Fake News" Mini-Conference - Plus Bonus

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

network to be kept updated on this and future events. Future Ready Librarians Can Do That! network to be kept informed of future events. In 2009, Muhawesh also became the first American woman to wear the hijab to anchor/report the news in American media.

"Digital Literacy & Fake News" Keynote Panelists Announced + First Sessions for Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

network to be kept updated on this and future events. network to be kept informed of future events. Lisa has presented and published widely on information literacy, teaching and learning, the value of academic libraries and library assessment, evaluation, and innovation.

Curation Situations: Let us count the ways

NeverEndingSearch

When my colleagues and I wrote our Social Media Curation Library Technology Report for ALA, we struggled with a definition. ” Library Technology Reports 50.7 What’s curation? Curation is a funny word.