Easy Ways to Get Students Future Ready


Change is inevitable, and while it’s important to design lessons with an end result in mind, it’s difficult to prepare students for a future that doesn’t exist yet. In the recent edWebinar, “ The Future Ready Challenge: Improve Student Outcomes in 18 Weeks ,” hosted by edWeb.net , Dr. L.

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”


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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How to add Hour of Code to YOUR classroom

Ditch That Textbook

DitchBook Twitter chat code.org coding computer science ditchbook future ready hour of code twitter chatCoding is a skill that opens doors for students of all backgrounds.

7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers


But too often the conversations around what educators can do with technology in their classrooms focus on the current moment in a system that almost no one thinks is perfect. “I’m They also follow other first-grade classrooms around the world.

To Develop Future-Ready Students, Project-Based Lessons Teach Real World Skills


Incorporating social-emotional learning and character education into K-12 classrooms improves students’ lives—measurably. In the course of adapting many of our curricular resources to fit teachers’ changing needs, we have distilled a robust collection of skills into lessons we believe will help teachers foster social-emotional learning, and in doing so develop future-ready students. Are your students future ready? Higher test scores. Better graduation rates.

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


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.

Events + News - Canva Webinar - NMC Summer Conference - Future Ready Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Two Week Calendar Saturday, June 6th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Canva with Lisa Johnson @TechChef4u , Classroom 2.0 You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20. Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate.

Rookie Teachers and the Pressure To Integrate Technology


I spent four years sitting in the back of various classrooms with my constant list of mental notes running in the background. It’s finally mine. By the end of student teaching, I felt like my head would explode if I didn’t get to start making the decisions soon.

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


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?

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


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.

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


Just like every book has a cover and every pair of scissors has a blade, every device in your classroom setup has an intentional design that serves a specific purpose. Let’s think about a few ways in which we can better prepare ourselves for OWNING these technology tools in our classroom.

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Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - Future Ready Schools Online Summit - Student Coding

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Saturday, May 30th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Letia Cooper: Connect, Create and Collaborate with Science Websites, Web Tools, and Apps , Classroom 2.0 You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge.

The news from ISTE


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.

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.

What’s Your Resolution? Plus the CUE Shortlist


The chemistry experiment that is a classroom has pretty much been solved and the puzzle pieces are in place. What have you seen here or on Twitter or Google+ or in another classroom that’s made you think, “I want to try that!” > Paper in the classroom. >

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.

Events + News - Future Ready June 24 - Global Ed Day at ISTE - Library 2.015 Proposals - NMC This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate. Saturday, June 13th at 12pm CR20 LIVE Weekly Show - Math Playground Games and Apps with Colleen King , Classroom 2.0 You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20.

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 1:1 Journey Pt 2- Sliding Into Routines


But they’re slow, and anyone who has ever been in a classroom knows that speed is of the essence. 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.

9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

Work collaboratively to answer the question, “What do we want teaching and learning to look like in our classrooms in three to five years?”. Insights , EDU Twitter , EDU LinkedIn , YouTube and SlideShare. Blog Chromebook Device Selection edtech future ready Procurement Samsung Samsung Galaxy This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Personalization and Teacher Engagement Play Vital Roles in College and Career Readiness


College and career readiness has grown to be a hot topic that is on the mind of every educational leader in the nation. Innovators in education shared their expertise on preparing students to be ready for the working world in a recent edWebinar.

Getting Animated With Google Slides and Screencastify


I’m constantly looking for ways to mix things up and make them better and different in my classroom. Soon they were ready and raring to start doing whatever needed to be done to record it.

Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling


Classroom leaders deal with incredibly complex local situations in terms of parent expectations, admin expectations and student skills – before they even get into the edtech aspects. Blended Learning Creativity and Imagination Future Ready Professional Development Expert Leader Fun.

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


classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe. Explore the future of education at. STEM The Wire Future Ready Schools Technology Skills k12 education

Computational Thinker: Unpacking ISTE Student Standard #5

Tech Helpful

But what does a non-tech classroom look like that teaches computational thinking? I hear teachers say all the time, "I love the things I find on Pinterest and see teachers doing on Twitter but I can't figure out how to do the 'fun stuff' and still teach my curriculum too.

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. Utilize Twitter conversations such as #edtechchat, #satchat, and #Suptchat to connect with educators around the world.

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!)

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

I recently participated in a #TnTechChat Twitter chat moderated by @TeachTnTech regarding Technology skills needed in preservice teachers. For many of us in the chat we felt that new teachers are not necessarily entering the workforce equipped for a tech-rich classroom.

Game On: Teachers Should Continue to Gamify Classrooms

EdTech Magazine

Game On: Teachers Should Continue to Gamify Classrooms. That doesn’t mean teachers have to turn over their classrooms to “Fortnite,” “Clash of Clans” and “Pokémon Go.” MORE FROM ED TECH : Find out how augmented and virtual reality expand the classroom!

Riveting Ways to Engage Girls in STEM, Achieve High Test Scores

The CoolCatTeacher

How to reach every learner every day from a teacher who is doing it From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. engineerteacher , A STEM Success Story: North Carolina Future Ready Schools.

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Take the LEAP – Don’t Sit and Stick

The CoolCatTeacher

Elisabeth Bostwick encourages us to make progress From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Creating the culture in your classroom can help you be a better and happier teacher and can help your students learn better and be happier too.

Smart Risk Taking in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Kristen Nan talks about risk taking that makes sense in education From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Take risks in education to build relationships, have difficult conversations, and make progress.

Free Resource: Personalization, Agency, Authenticity, Connectivity, and Creativity (PAACC) Playbook

Catlin Tucker

In the book, Blended Learning in Action , my co-authors (Tiffany Wycoff and Jason Green) and I created the PAACC Hallmarks of Effective Practice as a guide to ensure that blended learning puts students at the center of learning and helps them to develop future-ready skills.

Reclaiming Your Calling #MotivationMonday with Brad Gustafson

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Principal Brad Gustafson, author of Reclaiming Our Calling: Hold on to the Heart, Mind, and Hope of Education , inspires us to find our reason for teaching and being an educator again.