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?

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.

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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.

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

NeverEndingSearch

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.

2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Leadership and Vision Our Changing World Audrey Watters future future-ready Karl Fisch visionSince it’s now 2020, I thought it would be fun to revisit Karl Fisch’s video from 2006, titled 2020 Vision.

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. All for the kids we serve, Blog Access Albemarle EveryoneOn Facebook FCC Future Ready Schools Lifeline Lindsay Unified Middletown New Jersey

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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?

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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The news from ISTE

NeverEndingSearch

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. An updated version of the Future Ready Librarians Framework also launched at the Future Ready Summit.

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. Fierce & Future Ready 7. That's a lot of ready's!)

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. This is a good thing for a school library!

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. We used this brief moment to go over some reminders before exploring the whole library to checkout books.

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. Collaborate and Promote Your Local Library! Note: Check out Future Ready Librarians for librarians that think like this!).

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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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.

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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. Why are you creating making opportunities in your library?

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. edWeb Blog CoSN district leadership edtech rural districts Technology

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. Why Reinvent the Library?

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. Find Rachel on Twitter @rlangenhorst and on her blog at Tech from the Trenches. edWeb Blog

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.

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.

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.

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 ! Michelle Luhtala also won AASL’s National School Library Program of the Year in 2010.

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.

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.

TCEA 2020 Wrap Up

Buncee

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. TCEA 2020 was a blast!

Buncee is headed to ISTE19!

Buncee

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! Leading From the Library in the Digital Age @ 9AM. appeared first on Buncee Blog.

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.

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

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).”

Buncee is headed to FETC19

Buncee

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. Lead From the Library With Creative Branding and Marketing.

Readers Recommend

The Daring Librarian

But this can work at any time in a school library or ELA classroom. I was inspired by Librarian tiff because she also does this in her school library and created this amazing graphic below, made it Creative Commons, and gave it out to the world!