How Librarians Hold the Key to Future Ready Schools

Digital Promise

Do you see librarians as part of the future? In June, I began working formally with the Alliance for Excellent Education as Lead for Future Ready Librarians. At Future Ready Librarians , we pose two essential questions: How can librarians support Future Ready Schools?

Future Ready Schools® Releases New Blended Learning Guide for Districts

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In conjunction with the seventh annual Digital Learning Day , Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative of the Alliance for Excellent Education (All4Ed), released a new guide for school districts interested in using “blended learning” to support their approach to instruction.

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Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit Scheduled for June 23 in Chicago

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The “Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit” is hosted by Follett, which more than two years ago announced its support of Future Ready Schools (FRS), an initiative developed by the U.S. Ed Tech Ticker News Conference Future Ready Schools

Top Tips to Create an Organized, Blended Learning Space for Students!

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Click Above to Register Now I am honored to share some of my most useful tips for setting up a brain-friendly learning space that encourages student collaboration and hands-on learning.

CUE’d Up with Sarah — Spotlight on Tara Linney

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Tara Linney is an award-winning Learning Innovation Coach, recognized for her work in gender equity in the teaching of computer programming, global collaborations in education, and educational coaching. We can be the changemakers who empower our girls to take risks in learning how to code.”

6 Ways to Build Culture When Leading a Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

The shift to Future Ready Schools with blended and digital learning is dramatically changing the role of the school leader and requires focused attention on the critical importance of school culture in a successful transition. Gear: Personalized Professional Learning ).

Getting Animated With Google Slides and Screencastify

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Soon they were ready and raring to start doing whatever needed to be done to record it. Blended Learning Common Core Standards Creativity and Imagination Education Technology Future Ready animation google slides stop motion

A 1:1 Journey Pt 2- Sliding Into Routines

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All other shall only approach you, ask your blessing, and be gifted with the instrument of learning. Then one kid is stationed at the cart, s/he is learning to be dexterous and deft with the plugs, and everyone else is back in their seats and ready to keep learning, quick like bunnies.

Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling

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Have you ever learned something by failing for a bit and then mastering the concept by simply doing it? Having educators make and share a short example of their learning is another key goal. Jon keynotes, leads and designs Professional Learning experiences all over the country.

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

NeverEndingSearch

These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning. Among the learning experiences on ten pages packed with lessons are: Civil Rights Movement in Context.

16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Organization: Future of Privacy Forum (FPF).

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Personalized Learning: Using Edtech for More Than Credit Recovery

Where Learning Clicks

Learn how one district is helping students become future ready by personalizing learning using edtech for more than credit recovery. The post Personalized Learning: Using Edtech for More Than Credit Recovery appeared first on Where Learning Clicks.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

If a school claims that it’s “future ready” and they’re not giving every student access to financial literacy, they can just stop pretending that they’re future ready. Because if you’re not ready to manage money, you’re not ready for your future.

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What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

At the end of the chat I shared the following tweet: "I know I'm biased but I think teacher prep students should be aware of blended learning, value of PLN and recent buzzwords to explore." For centuries teachers have learned the value of formative assessment.

Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Listen in to learn how to implement it in your classroom. They made it through the Dynamic Learning Workshop just before school let out! Flexible Learning Paths.

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Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018

Shake Up Learning

The post Stop Asking How to Put a Worksheet in Google Classroom – SULS018 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Get ready to stop asking how to put a worksheet in Google Classroom, because “worksheet” is about to be removed from your vocabulary. Learn more about them here!

5 #FETC Presentations You Might Have Missed!

Shake Up Learning

appeared first on Shake Up Learning. I just finished presenting, connecting, and learning at the Future of Educational Technology Conference , or FETC, in Orlando, Florida. So no FOMO for Shake Up Learning readers! Shake Up Learning 2018. Shake Up Learning 2019.

Bridging the gap in a rural school district through personalized learning

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Rural districts often face unique challenges that personalized learning can help address. In this guest post, 2019 FETC presenter Sam Brooks shares three important objectives that helped shift his district to a more nimble personalized-learning model to prepare students to be “future-ready” and to address some of the district’s challenges in offering hard-to-staff classes. Uncategorized blended learning FETC personalized learning rural schools

A Quick Return to My #EdTech Foundations

The Playground Advocate

He's a super smart guy whose own expertise in this area is exceptional, so he wasn't really likely to learn anything from my response, so much as he was looking to see what wrinkles I might add to his own thinking. EdTech empowers future-ready skills development.

Scaling Innovation: A System’s Approach to Transforming Teaching & Learning

Digital Promise

To help overcome this, we have adopted the Future Ready Schools Framework , a systematic approach to scaling innovative digital learning practices while promoting long-term sustainability. Digital Learning Teams.

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6 Tips for Getting Started with Google Classroom (and a FREE Mini Course)

Shake Up Learning

The post 6 Tips for Getting Started with Google Classroom (and a FREE Mini Course) appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Ready to Join Google Classroom? Google Classroom is a very clean, easy-to-use application, but there are a lot of best practices you will learn along the way.

How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom

Shake Up Learning

The post How to Cultivate Communication Skills in the Classroom appeared first on Shake Up Learning. A few weeks ago, I was given an advanced copy of Lisa Johnson’s new book, Cultivating Communication in the Classroom: Future-Ready Skills for Secondary Students.

Measuring Impact with the Digital Practice Assessment (DPA)

A Principal's Reflections

Practices such as BYOD, 1:1, blended learning, personalized learning, classroom and school redesign, branding, makerspaces, professional learning, etc. It also provides insight on all elements of school culture and student learning.

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

Doug Levin

Will schools continue to accelerate the pace of blended learning – which incorporates technology into classes along with in-person instruction? Will states enable schools to pursue personalized learning strategies, which make use of technology to create custom-fit lessons for students? As quoted in: Dobo, Nichole. “ How will the presidential election results influence education technology in schools? ” The Hechinger Report. 16 November 2016.

What To Do With Wonky Wednesday

Catlin Tucker

Kevin Brookhouser’s book, The 20Time Project: How Educators can Launch Google’s Formula for Future-ready Innovation , is a great resource for teachers curious about 20% time. #2 I also dedicate a chapter in my new book Balance with Blended Learning to metacognition. #3

Update: North Dakota Innovation Academy

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Generously supported by Ted Dintersmith and in cooperation with the North Dakota Council of Educational Leaders , the goal was to kick off a three-year investment in leadership capacity-building across the state for future-ready learning, teaching, and schooling.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. Learn more at coolcatteacher.com/guide.

How will the presidential election results influence education technology in schools?

The Hechinger Report

Sign up for our Blended Learning newsletter. Will schools continue to accelerate the pace of blended learning – which incorporates technology into classes along with in-person instruction? Read more about Blended Learning. Credit: Getty Images. Now what?

Good News from Our Nation’s Capital

EdNews Daily

Learning Partnerships: Teachers, students, staff, and the community are informed and active partners in planning for, and implementing, an inclusive Empowered Learners strategy.?. ? But we were fortunate to have leaders that actually understood the power of digital learning.

Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report

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Earlier this month, the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released their report, The Broadband Imperative II: Equitable Access for Learning.

Framing the Personalized Learning Discussion from Tom Driscoll

EdTechTeacher

Learn more about what Tom is doing with teachers by following him on Twitter: @Mr_Driscoll. As Larry Cuban referenced in a recent post , the core idea of personalized learning is far from new. Learning is social. Blog Featured Personalized Learning Tom Driscoll

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

In fact, the busier it is, the better—whether it’s kids experimenting with the Makey Makey circuitry or uploading designs to a 3D printer, or a class learning media literacy or a student seeking advice on a video she’s editing at one of the computer workstations.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. 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. Personalized Learning Aids All Students.

Dreaming bigger for Iowa education

Dangerously Irrelevant

Higher level thinkers don’t just magically emerge from lower level learning spaces. If we want student learning to change, we have to change teaching and schooling. each regional Area Education Agency had the capacity to help its districts create project-based learning ‘incubators?’

Is Your School "Future Ready"?

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This is the first in a series of posts that examine how schools and districts are planning for and implementing digital learning efforts. In November of 2014, President Obama challenged district superintendents to sign the Future Ready Pledge. By signing, school leaders committed to working with teachers, families, and community members to transition their districts to "personalized, digital learning.". What does it mean to be a Future Ready School?