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. As districts became more in tune with these issues in 2015, the move to Chromebooks continued to grow. This post is sponsored by Samsung. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Why Is This In My Room?- Starting the Year With EdTech

CUE

Tablet, Laptop, Chromebook, MP3 player. Starting the Year With EdTech appeared first on CUE Blog. Education Technology Future Ready Technology in Education Uncategorized Chromebook edtech screen start the year tabletHey, how’s your year starting?

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9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

With those nine steps outlining a decision timeline, and in watching the latest trends over the past year in both K-12 and higher ed, I’d encourage you to look at the following devices: K-12: Samsung Chromebook 3 : With up to 11 hours of battery life, a rugged design, simple management and deployment capabilities, integrated education solutions, and the sleek Chrome operating system, this Chromebook is ideal for your next 1:1 deployment. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Murray @thomascmurray is the 2017 US “Thought Leader of the Year” and shares what actually works in edtech. What Actually Works in Edtech? link] So, Tom, what actually does work in Edtech? The post What Actually Works in EdTech?

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Getting Animated With Google Slides and Screencastify

CUE

I wanted to justify having all these Chromebooks. Soon they were ready and raring to start doing whatever needed to be done to record it. And all this from the almost too simple edtech directions of – Create Google Slides, Publish to Web, Script, Screencastify.

3 New Tools to Support Your Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

Each January, thousands travel to Orlando, Florida to take part in the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), one of the nation’s best edtech related learning opportunities for educators. In partnering with Neverware, McGraw-Hill Education, and SMART Technologies, Samsung unveiled and showcased new classroom collaboration tools for the Chromebook 3 – a much needed toolset to support 21st century teaching and learning opportunities.

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Two Edthena Partners Featured in National Broadband Imperative Report

Edthena

During the school’s morning Reading Power Hour, all students use Chromebooks to access the online English Language Arts curriculum to read and respond to texts, practice new vocabulary, and write collaboratively.

Rockstar Educators Wanted!

There is no box

We are 1:1 Chromebooks 3-6th with a 6th grade 1:1 take home starting next year. We are also piloting tablets (iPads and nexus 7) and chromebooks in K-2. Our teachers are exceptional and I hope and expect that several will apply for the positions but if you think you’re up for the challenge and are ready to bring your edTech A game to a future ready district, consider applying.

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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State Contract Win Brings Impero Software’s Multi-device Remote Monitoring and Management Solution to New York Schools

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Multi-device monitoring, including the ability to remotely view, manage and control devices such as Chromebooks, Windows, Mac and iOS, supports schools with one-to-one programs. Austin, TX, Oct.

How Much Tech Support Is Enough

There is no box

Unfortunately, the above numbers always represented a significant increase in most district’s technical support staffing levels and sadly more telling, in my opinion even these levels really aren’t sufficient to properly support a Future Ready, 21st Century Learning Organization (also known as schools in the year 2015). If building future ready learning environments is important, then merely providing devices isn’t enough.