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Overcoming Social Media Fears

Tom Murray

Recently, I had the opportunity to connect with Dr. Amy Fast at one of our Future Ready Institutes. Don’t pretend to have been the perfect teacher when they were in the classroom 4.) If we are negligent in our sharing and social media use, that’s also on us.

Michelle Luhtala Wins AASL Social Media Superstars Award

edWeb.net

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 ! I’m the founder of edWeb.net and had just started our social network for educators.

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Informing your PD efforts: New ISTE Standards for Educators and Future Ready Frameworks

NeverEndingSearch

As the 2017/2018 school year approaches, it would be good to know about a couple of documents/frameworks that will be influencing the ways we teach with, learn with and support our classroom educator and coach partners. There are some new Future Ready Frameworks in town as well.

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. This connectivity issue, coined “The Homework Gap” by the FCC’s Jessica Rosenworcel, means that many of the children sitting in our classrooms lose access – and therefore opportunity – the moment they leave our schools.

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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. Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. Social studies teachers will adore these!

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

The classroom is no longer the only location where learning takes place. Many are finding themselves limited by what is being offered in classrooms. Quite honestly the world is changing so rapidly, we do not know the “what” it is that they will need to know for their future. The best we can do to help them is to focus on the “how” to learn for the future, and they will determine the “what” based on their specific needs at that time.

Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay

Kleinspiration

Future Ready Schools Preparing Students for Success I''m honored to be a part of this year''s annual Digital Learning Day held in Washington D.C. In years past, I''ve followed the event closely from Twitter and through the resources attendees shared out during the conference.

Events + News - Future Ready Online Summit Today - ISTE Unplugged - Unawards - Homeschooling the Teenage Years

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

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. Are you ready to learn more?

Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - ISTE Unplugged - Future Ready Virtual Event - Global Ed Day

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Saturday, June 20th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Ten Marks Math Program , Classroom 2.0 You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20. Wednesday, June 24th at 4pm edWeb Webinar: Are You Ready for BYOD? Are you ready to learn more? to help teachers be Ready for BYOD.

A Wake Up Call For School Leaders

A Principal's Reflections

So the other day I tweeted out this comment, “I am amazed each day to see so much educational progress in my Twitter feed. Thus, the use of social media in schools by educators continues to be an uphill battle. Change Digital Leadership Social Media

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Mississippi’s Columbia School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Innovative Before- and After-School Programs for All Students

techlearning

CSD’s educators will also be supported by the Discovery Education Community as they transform students’ learning experiences with dynamic digital media. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe.

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

How school leaders run faculty meetings and inservice time should be a direct reflection of the type of instruction they are seeking in the classroom. Social media and technology tools offer global networks of educators looking to connect and grow professionally.

9 New Teacher Survival Tips

The Daring Librarian

Don't Count: Classroom Management 4. Fierce & Future Ready 7. As mentioned above, first year classroom teachers get all kinds of support, slack, and patience while sometimes first year Teacher Librarians have to be “on it” from get go. That's a lot of ready's!)

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star

The Daring Librarian

Is your library and program focused on: lifelong reading and literacy, creativity, constructivist learning, making, is it future ready, brain centered, participatory, transparent, positive, and becoming a vibrant and active learning commons?

#ICE18: Redesigning a Classroom Is Not About Being “Pretty for Pinterest”

EdTech Magazine

#ICE18: Redesigning a Classroom Is Not About Being “Pretty for Pinterest”. Simply adding technology to a classroom doesn’t make it an innovative space. It’s imperative that classroom design is driven by the desire to create personal and authentic learning experiences for students,” says Tom Murray, director of innovation for Future Ready Schools , a project of the Alliance for Excellent Education. “It’s Around this time, I first got on Twitter. Twitter.

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Not “Just” a Teacher: Finding Your Voice as a Teacher

The CoolCatTeacher

Brianna Hodges on episode 154 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. I’m just not ready.

Take a Shelfie Not a Selfie

The Daring Librarian

You know what's great about having a professional Twitter & Instagram ? Social Media shy? Frankly, when I scan over a librarians or teachers social media timeline and it's a lot of pics of themselves? Thought I kinda hint at that in my Twitter profile, right?

Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools Selects Discovery Education to Drive Inquiry-based Teaching and Learning Initiative in all Middle Schools and High Schools

techlearning

June 20, 2018) – Tennessee’s Hamilton County Schools (HCS) today announced it has selected Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms to support its inquiry-based teaching and learning initiative.

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Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

techlearning

May 16, 2018) – Texas’ Richardson Independent School District (RISD) today announced it has selected Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to support the district’s new, three year “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative.

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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

At the classroom level, modeling and encouraging innovation extend those digital equity conversations through reflection and reevaluation of best practices. It is also about opportunities that can be possible when students are introduced to innovative lessons and activities in the classroom.

School Librarian as your Information Overload Superhero!

EdTechTeam

With easy access to websites, blogs, online PD, webinars, YouTube, workshops, and social media, finding digital resources is not hard to do. For more information on the leadership, role librarians must take in the area of curating digital resources and tools, empowering students as creators, and building instructional partnerships visit Future Ready Librarians and follow #futurereadylibs on Twitter. Ugghh, help, I can’t keep up!

Global Collaboration Day + First Ever Online Global Ed Fair

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The primary goals of this whole day event are to demonstrate the power of global connectivity in classrooms, schools, institutions of informal learning and universities around the world, and to introduce others to the tools, resources and projects that are available to educators today.

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. Along the way they experience collateral benefits of developing learning agility, building social capital and demonstrating creativity.

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. But in our school we discourage most photos and videos being taken unless it's for a special event, part of a classroom lesson or experiment, or for a good reason.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Dr. Faye Miller, University of Canberra/Human Constellation - Digital Research Consultancy How Online Tutoring Programs have Developed Global Citizens , Kasey Beck, President, Invictus Institute HOW TO COMBINE MEDIA ARTS AND EXCHANGES IN GLOBAL LEARNING.

10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Neo LMS

They can be educators who are directly involved in the process of knowledge transfer in a classroom, administrators of any kind of educational institution, policymakers, business people, activists, researchers, bloggers, and so on. You know the saying “The only constant is change”.

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Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

We firmly believe this ought to be the new norm in the modern classroom. The traditional application of ELA isn’t enough for future-ready learners. We would argue our students read and write more now than they ever have before—between texting, social media, gaming, and everything else they do in their digitally fueled, online lives. BookTrack Classroom. Speaking and Listening Standards can be supported by the creation of podcasts in the classroom.