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. Thanks to a partnership with Follett, I am now collaborating with national educational leaders to connect librarians and libraries to the strategic work of districts. At Future Ready Librarians , we pose two essential questions: How can librarians support Future Ready Schools?

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”

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Librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become “future ready.” The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning. She kicked off Season 6 of the Emerging Tech series of webinars on October 19th with a live broadcast from New Canaan High School on the topic of “ Future Ready Librarians.”

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What Does It Mean to Be “Future Ready?” (Adaptable, for Starters)

Educator Innovator

At the end of March, the most recent Future Ready Summit kicked off in Atlanta. More than 150 school and district leaders heard from education and technology experts, discussed what a “future ready” school looks like, and networked with other educators from around the region. The summit was part of the Future Ready initiative, which builds on the White House’s much larger ConnectED. But what does being future ready mean, exactly?

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

While across the country, librarians are supporting those in need by promoting the great work and connectivity often available at local libraries. Fortunately, non-profits such as EveryOneOn and Future Ready Schools continue the fight so that all children, particularly those that are traditionally underserved can connect to a brighter future. This past weekend I was searching for a particular feature inside the Facebook app while on my cell phone.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. All three are outstanding (and free), but perhaps the most immediately useful to readers of this blog is Civic Online Reasoning or COR. Might we also study whether learners with solid K12 library inquiry experience perform better than the student in the general SHEG sample ? Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

AHS eventually buys a ceiling-mounted ‘GCam’ for every classroom, which captures video, sound (through an area microphone), and screen capture into unified ‘GCasts’ that can be uploaded to the AHS Learning Management System, which also contains RSS feeds, blogs, and Google Docs-like environments for every course. Leadership and Vision Our Changing World Audrey Watters future future-ready Karl Fisch vision

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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Aligning our Standards: Two new crosswalks

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Yesterday, the AASL Standards Crosswalk Task Force launched two eagerly anticipated crosswalk documents on the new Crosswalks page of AASL’s National School Library Standards Web Portal. In their May 31 blog post, Why Did the School Librarian Cross the Road? You can now download printable 11 X 17 PDFs of these two crosswalks: Future Ready Framework. AASLstandards crosswalks Future Ready Future Ready Librarians ISTE standards #aaslstandards Fut

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

June 24th - July 6th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight | Daily Education Quotes and Commentary To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. Two Week Calendar Wednesday, June 24th from 11am - 7:15pm EDT Future Ready Virtual Summit: 2015 School Leadership Summit , Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit will be held online using Google Hangouts on Air.

The news from ISTE

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At the first Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit , ISTE’s Chief Learning Officer Joseph South shared the news of ISTE’s Librarians are Transforming Learning website. The site recognizes the role of the librarian and gathers such resources as the new Future Ready Librarians Framework/ ISTE Standards for Educators Crosswalk (see more on this below), the ISTE Standards for Educators, the ISTE Blog , links to librarian-relevant ISTE publications.

9 New Teacher Survival Tips

The Daring Librarian

Recently, I spent so much time answering, linking to past posts, and giving paragraphs and paragraphs of advice I thought - This would be a good blog post! Some of these topics, I've blogged about before. This blog post is broken up into 9 topics -- feel free to skip around with abandon! Fierce & Future Ready 7. but then ask them to either email you or drop by the library and put their name on the list. “I BFTP: Blogging and a little common sense.

5 Fun Reasons to Have a School Library Photo Booth

The Daring Librarian

So, here's my list of 5 ways your school library (or classroom) can benefit from a photo booth. This fun, easy, & cheap DIY Photo Booth has added a lot of fun to our school library and our end of the year celebration, our June Jamboree. Destination The cool thing about a photo booth it creates yet ANOTHER reason for kids to flock to the Library Media Center. This is a good thing for a school library! Shelfie I've blogged before about the power of the shelfie.

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Libraries as Maker Magnets. What happens in a Future Ready Library? Explore why and how libraries are becoming ground zero for the maker revolution, where student are creators,empowered learners, innovative designers, and global collaborators. Learn from librarians and educational leaders how libraries engage learners with authentic STEM, computational thinking, and project-based learning. Blog Developers Educators Entrepreneurs Researchers

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7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

Across the country, librarians are supporting those in need by promoting the great work and connectivity often available at local libraries. Community Partnerships is one of the gears of the Future Ready Framework and the 7th Key of Learning Transformed , indicates that “Community collaboration and engagement must be woven into the fabric of a school’s culture.” Collaborate and Promote Your Local Library!

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

May 29th - June 8th, 2015 Two Week Calendar | Learning Revolution Events | Learning Revolution Blog | Partner Spotlight | Daily Education Quotes and Commentary To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at LearningRevolution.com. Library 2.015 Spring Summit Recap On April 30th we held the first ever Library 2.015 Spring Summit - The Emerging Future: Technology and Learning , a half-day conversation about technology issues and trends in the future of library and information services.

Choosing Choice Boards

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And they live on happily familiar platforms like Google Slides, Wakelet, PowerPoint, Symbaloo, Smore, Thinglink, Buncee, Hyperdocs, and on those Bitmoji classrooms and libraries you’ve already created. Shannon Miller is the queen of school library choice boards!

Let’s get it started in here!

NeverEndingSearch

There’s been a lot of very expectable buzz on the TL Blogosphere as well as on Future Ready Librarians Facebook Group relating to new ways folks are getting things started. Andy Plemmons shared a bounty of ideas for setting the right message in his Expect the Miraculous post, The Power of First Lines: Another New Library Orientation. School is back in session in Georgia, and I’m once again reorganizing what happens in the first visit to the library.

Top 10 Tips for Launching Your Makerspace

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Make sure the project includes elements that help define your library as a Future Ready program. TAKE STOCK Summer is the perfect time to assess your library and determine what you already have and what you need. Use the Future Ready Librarians’ Facebook page to learn and connect with others. Why are you creating making opportunities in your library? TL Advisor Blog

Josh Stumpenhorst’s Learning Commons: Drones, Literature, and Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Episode 128 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Josh Stumpenhorst @stumpteacher is directing a library revolution and evolution to Learning Commons at his school. And yes, they’ll be flying drones in the library! ” He also discusses the importance of literature and creativity in the library. Why Reinvent the Library? What Kinds of Changes are Happening in the Library?

E-rate support during COVID-19

Education Superhighway

CEO John Harrington stated, “No school or library should miss out on E-rate funding for Internet access because of the coronavirus.” With that in mind, Funds For Learning will support any school district or library in need of immediate help to meet the E-rate filing deadline at no charge. School, Health, & Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB). Future Ready Schools. We stand ready to support you in the months ahead.

The edWeb Team is going to be at ISTE 2019

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Dr. Rob is the author of several books including Reading, Technology, and Digital Literacy and the ISTE bestselling title Are You Future Ready. Rob also hosts a well-known YouTube educational video blog called The Seditionists and educational podcast called the Council on the Future of Education. Find Rachel on Twitter @rlangenhorst and on her blog at Tech from the Trenches. edWeb Blog

A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

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He currently co-leads a Future Ready Administrators principal team to foster professional learning and he is working with the director of curriculum to define a blended and personalized learning framework to help implement digital content and services. Zach was recently appointed to the advisory board for Future Ready Principals with the Alliance for Excellent Education. edWeb Blog DAT DET digital content Digital Integration DIT

Come for the computers, stay for the books

The Hechinger Report

Traci Chun, a teacher-librarian at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington, and junior Ulises Santillano Tlaseca troubleshoot a 3D printing job in the library’s maker space. When my library is quiet, that’s a red flag,” said Chun. The stereotypical library can seem like a vestige, making it an easy target when budgets are tight, according to Mark Ray, Vancouver’s director of innovation and library services, “but we want libraries to be the lynchpin of education transformation.”

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Kristen Mattson on episode 242 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. She is a high school library media center director in Illinois and author of the book Digital Citizenship in Action published through ISTE. So Kristen, in all of my years of blogging, we’ve been talking digital citizenship, but it still seems like so many people are just lecturing to kids about this topic. Blog: DrKMattson.com.

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

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edWeb is so excited to congratulate Michelle Luhtala, department chair at New Canaan High School Library in Connecticut, for being selected as a 2017 AASL Social Media Superstars winner ! AASL’s Social Media Superstars program honors school library professionals who enrich the profession and its work on behalf of students by sharing information, expertise, ideas, encouragement, dialog and inspiration using a variety of social media channels.

Leading the Digital Transformation in Rural Districts During Crisis and Beyond

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Normally, many rural districts work with local libraries and businesses to provide students with WiFi hotspots. She was selected to participate in the Future Ready Superintendent Briefing with the U.S. ClassLink® OneClick® includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives. edWeb Blog CoSN district leadership edtech rural districts Technology

Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

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She was selected to participate in the Future Ready Superintendent Briefing with the U.S. ClassLink® OneClick® includes a library of over 5,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives. edWeb Blog district leadership edtech technology planningStrategic planning for edtech is an endless journey—and not just because of constantly evolving hardware and software.

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process

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She supervises the district’s instructional technology program, instructional and digital materials adoption and distribution process, library media, gifted and talented students, and the district’s global scholars program. Dr. Rob is the author of several books including Reading, Technology, and Digital Literacy and the ISTE bestselling title Are You Future Ready. edWeb Blog edtech edtech purchasing K-12 Purchasing research

TCEA 2020 Wrap Up

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Share & Tell with Future Ready Librarians with Shannon Miller , Librarian, Tech Director. Shannon led a “Share & Tell” session where she shared some of her favorite ways to Buncee both in the library and beyond. The post TCEA 2020 Wrap Up appeared first on Buncee Blog. TCEA 2020 was a blast! It was our first time attending, and it was an absolutely amazing experience.

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).” Educator Innovator Blog #edtech #edtechequity #techquityIn its 2016 National Education Technology Plan, the Department of Education emphasizes model approaches to digital learning.

Buncee is headed to ISTE19!

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Shannon McClintock Miller- Share and Tell with Future Ready Librarians @ 1PM . Future Ready Librarians come share how you empower your students as creators with Buncee! This is your time to shine as Future Ready Librarian Spokesperson, Shannon McClintock Miller, leads a fun, fast-paced FRL Show and Share in the Buncee booth on Tuesday. Leading From the Library in the Digital Age @ 9AM. Future Ready Librarians Lead With Literacy @ 3:15PM.

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

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Students can now have an entire library in their backpack, and this changes the dynamic for schools and students. This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net , SETDA , and Future Ready Schools , and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. edWeb Blog district leadership research-based webinar SETDA state leadership

Buncee is headed to FETC19

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The Buncee Bus is on the way to the 39th Annual Future of Education Technology Conference in Orlando, Florida. Shannon Miller-Name That Future Ready Librarian Wedge-3PM. Join Shannon McClintock Miller, teacher librarian, and Future Ready Librarian spokesperson, for a fun game of Buncee Doodle, Name That Future Ready Librarian Wedge. Lead From the Library With Creative Branding and Marketing.