10 ways to help students become “future ready”

Ditch That Textbook

For example … managing social media for companies arranging work-from-home or telecommuting optimizing websites for search engines People all over the world are doing [.]. Teaching communication future ready global connections job skills workforceEducators have a daunting task. It’s our job to help students prepare for a workforce that we can’t describe. Today, people have jobs that we couldn’t dream of several years ago.

7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers

MindShift

He finds this ridiculous in an era when hiring managers and business leaders routinely say they are looking for employees who can define the problems the company faces and set about attacking them. He loves the example of fan fiction.

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2020 Vision (revisited)

Dangerously Irrelevant

Google buys Logitech and a whole host of media companies and university lectures. Today we see a number of dual enrollment programs, for example, and secondary students in P-Tech programs , the Bard Early Colleges , and other initiatives are graduating with college credits.

Open Education – Where do I begin?

Tom Murray

This blog was originally posted on the Future Ready website at [link]. Open Education Resources were the highlight of this Future Ready webinar as they align to the Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment gear of the Future Ready Framework.

7 Ways to Close the Access Gap

Tom Murray

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.”

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

An exciting example: privacy and security. So let me give you a quick example. Vicki: And digital citizenship is something that concerns all of us in all of our examples. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools

techlearning

Baltimore, MD – July 12, 2018 – Edtech company Workbench Education today announced the expansion of a partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools) for the 2018 - 2019 school year. Future-ready skills ? To see examples of Workbench projects, visit [link].

Looking Back on Three Years of the ConnectED Initiative: Did It Deliver?

Edsurge

As EdSurge reported, to be part of the initiative, companies “had to commit to providing goods or services worth at least $100 million.” But as Betsy Corcoran outlined in her July 2014 article , some companies had yet to deliver on their promise of clearly outlining how educators could apply for those products and services. “If Did companies fully deliver on their ConnectED promises? Take Adobe , for example.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives

edWeb.net

It’s also looking at the potential changes, said Dr. Gabe Soumakian, CEO and Founder, Sup Du Jour Consulting Group, like what happens when a software or hardware company goes out of business. She was selected to participate in the Future Ready Superintendent Briefing with the U.S.

Dissecting Eyeballs and T-Rex’s: Virtual Reality in the Classroom

Edsurge

Montour has also gone beyond its walls, partnering with Schell Games , a Pittsburgh-based game development company founded by former Disney Imagineer and Carnegie Mellon University's Entertainment Technology Center Distinguished Professor Jesse Schell.

Education conference survival guide – 13 tips to make your time count

Nureva

The Bett 2018 app , for example, lets you favorite the sessions you can’t miss or earmark the latest ed tech products to try out. Ed conferences are a great place to chat with ed tech companies and explain your biggest needs – and how our products could be better. And then start getting ready for your next adventure in conferencing. You can try the Span system for yourself and find out how it ’ s helping schools to create future-ready learners.

Four Takeaways from League Candidates for Superintendent of the Year

Digital Promise

In Pat Deklotz’s district in Wales, Wisconsin, students can help design their own learning; they can enroll in one of the district’s four dynamic and innovative charter schools, for example, or engage in curriculum that delivers instruction differently or closes skills gaps.

How to Move From Digital Substitution to ‘Deeper Learning’

Edsurge

We do a lot of digital substitutions, so a lot of schools think they are doing more future-ready work simply because they insert technology into their process, but it’s basically just the digital counterparts to the analog work. So take an activity like Mystery Skype for example. So the transformation, in this example, would not be just guess your location. I think we always have a few teachers who are ready to jump in immediately and go.

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State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities

edWeb.net

Contracts with publishing companies ensure equal availability and pricing for Idaho’s large population of rural schools. This broadcast was hosted by edWeb.net , SETDA , and Future Ready Schools , and sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Company slogans like “Think Different” or “Just Do It” represent creative mindsets for getting work done as much as they represent globally recognized brands. Take a look at a few examples to show a range of district approaches to framing the purpose of their personalized learning work: Charleston County School District (SC): “To provide purposeful experiences where learners take risks, grow from challenges, and lead successful lives in a changing world.“.

How to Create a Vision

Edsurge

Company slogans like “Think Different” or “Just Do It” represent creative mindsets for getting work done as much as they represent globally recognized brands. Take a look at a few examples to show a range of district approaches to framing the purpose of their personalized learning work: Charleston County School District (SC): “To provide purposeful experiences where learners take risks, grow from challenges, and lead successful lives in a changing world.“.

How peer video coaching is completely changing how our teachers teach

eSchool News

Department of Education to be “Future Ready,” the integration of video coaching is an extension of our pledge to empower educators through personalized learning. The teacher thought she was providing a high ratio of positive interactions, but she couldn’t recall concrete examples.

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Memory Machines: Learning, Knowing, and Technological Change

Hack Education

These machines are all intertwined with how we imagine the future of intelligence and knowledge, along with the future of the institutions traditionally responsible for these things – namely schools, universities, libraries, museums.