10 ways to help students become “future ready”

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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


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.

Can Companies Like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap?

Tom Murray

Can Companies like Facebook Help Close the Access Gap? Less than two weeks ago, the FCC leadership, under new Chairman Pai, reversed course and is now preventing telecom companies from providing federal subsidized service to poor Americans.

How to add Hour of Code to YOUR classroom

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Companies are begging for coders. 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.

CUE’d Up with Sarah — Spotlight on Tara Linney


Men are still the majority of position holders at tech companies around the world, as the number of women in these roles has been on a steady decline.”. Blended Learning Education Technology Future Ready Robotics STEAMpunk

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.

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


Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc., Explore the future of education at. STEM The Wire Future Ready Schools Technology Skills k12 education

CatchOn Joins the Education Networks of America Family of Companies


JUNE 26, 2018 In a move that enhances its mission of supporting education institutions and libraries, Education Networks of America ® (ENA) today announced that Dallas-based education technology company CatchOn, Inc has joined the ENA family of companies. NASHVILLE, TENN.

Algorithms, learning curves, data and change.

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In a series of strange events for my life, I spent 45 minutes with the chief operating officer of a fortune 500 company yesterday. It was the biggest "future ready" slap in the face of reality that I have had in a very long time.

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What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

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It should be part of the curriculum for a preservice teacher to learn how to leverage these PLNs for their future learning when they are out of the classroom as a student. Ignoring this side of prepping teachers is not a future ready mindset.

Reclaiming Your Calling #MotivationMonday with Brad Gustafson

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He serves on Scholastic’s Principal Advisory Board and is a national advisor with Future Ready Schools. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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.”

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

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And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. I’m just not ready.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

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As part of a Future Ready school district and a member of the Future Ready Librarians leadership team, she enjoys supporting others in her field by presenting at conferences, facilitating professional development sessions, and blogging.

5 Ways to Bring Financial Literacy into Any School

The CoolCatTeacher

So he hired the same company who developed that game to also develop this game. If a school claims that it’s “future ready” and they’re not giving every student access to financial literacy, they can just stop pretending that they’re future ready.

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10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]


He is the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools , which provides implementation strategies for student-centered, personalized learning for K-12 schools. You know the saying “The only constant is change”. Life means change, and every aspect of life is affected by it.

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Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL

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She is passionate in empowering learners with tools, skills and learning strategies so they become independent self-directed learners with agency who are future ready for college, career and life. Blog: Make Learning Personal : Empowering Every Learner to be Future Ready.

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


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.


The Spring 2018 Global Education Fair (Online) - May 4th!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The "exhibit hall" will be open for viewing the whole week starting Monday, April 30th, to learn about the work of leading global educators, companies and nonprofit organizations from their description and video previews. Looking to take your school global?

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools


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 ?

Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap


By engaging and partnering with community stakeholders and organizations such as service providers, cable companies, and software companies and seeking grant opportunities, school districts will have access to digital equity resources and possible subsidized funding.

CatchOn Wins Second Consecutive Tech & Learning ISTE Best of Show Award


CatchOn joined the ENA family of companies in June 2018 in a move to enhance ENA’s mission to support education institutions. NASHVILLE, Tennessee (July 24, 2018) – Education Networks of America® (ENA) announces that CatchOn, Inc. ,

The edWeb Team is going to be at ISTE 2019


Dr. Rob is the author of several books including Reading, Technology, and Digital Literacy and the ISTE bestselling title Are You Future Ready. If you’re going to ISTE in Philadelphia , we hope to see you there!

An Inside Look at the Edtech Purchasing Process


At every step, they involve the developers so the companies understand Broward’s expectations and why the team made its final decision. If companies make smartphones that a two-year old can use, why are developers making edtech so complicated? Dr. Ayanna Howard is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Zyrobotics, an educational technology company, and the Linda J.

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


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?

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Disruptive technologies in Education industry


impetus for the number of startups investing in the edtech sector and technology releases by players like Microsoft, Google have given the necessary boost for educators to look towards technology to impart education for the future.

New guide offers ed-tech purchasing insight

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As a mathematics education technology company, we think its crucial that purchasers have all of the information they need to make a decision that’s right for the needs of their community. Free resource for K-12 school, district administrators aims to help them navigate the procurement process.

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Planning for the Total Cost of Edtech Initiatives


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.

ISTE 2016: Educational Equity, Lifelong Learning, and a Simpler Approach to Edtech


Tools like Future Ready’s Interactive Planning Dashboard can allow administrators to identify an implementation plan that will allow their district to meet the needs of every type of learner.

Josh Stumpenhorst’s Learning Commons: Drones, Literature, and Creativity

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And the way in which they interact with technology is going to be a huge part of their futures. The schools of the future and the hub of learning, of technology, of literacy, and personal growth.

Educators Question AltSchool’s Pivot: Where Does Silicon Valley’s Philanthropy End and Profits Begin?


AltSchool, the education startup founded by former Google employee Max Ventilla, has so far juggled two businesses: building software to sell to other schools, and operating “micro-schools” where children and teachers enjoy small class sizes that also use technologies built by the company. Last year the company began piloting its tool, dubbed “AltSchool Open,” to a select few schools.

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


In addition, HSC’s new partnership with Discovery Education also supports the district’s Future Ready Preps initiative. This vision also extends to high schools through the Future Ready Institutes. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,


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


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. There’s nothing quite like an education conference.

Metro Atlanta Teachers Participate In Groundbreaking Education Program Promoting Critical Thinking In Students


This professional training event connects local educators with Discovery Education field experts to learn about Ignite My Future in School , understand its purpose and receive hands-on training with the curriculum. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $ 19.09

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


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.

How Will Districts’ Ed-Tech Strategies Change Under ESSA?

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The Every Student Succeeds Act opens doors for districts to purchase more education technology and other instructional services—and K-12 companies are lining up to help them do just that. ” For companies, making that sales pitch has its challenges, and about 250 people at the gathering of education business leaders learned more about the federal law signed last December and how it’s likely to be received by school leaders. See also: ESSA: A Guide for K-12 Companies.

The Next Stage for EdSurge Concierge


Starting on June 1, EdSurge Concierge will no longer offer free, phone-based diagnostics to school and district administrators, nor will we make direct connections between administrators and company representatives. The SBIR Phase I grant from the Department of Education enabled us to create a beta version of our digital diagnostic for Learning Management Systems—something that we’re aiming to roll out more broadly in the future.

Global Collaboration Day + First Ever Online Global Ed Fair

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Check out the work of leading global educators, companies and nonprofit organizations at the Global Education Fair, a free, virtual meet and greet for educators and school districts. Interested in globally-connected teaching and learning?

State and District Leadership Discuss Digital Learning Opportunities


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 collaborative learning prepares students for life after high school


At Warren County High School in Warrenton, North Carolina, students aren’t just working on a high school diploma; they’re getting a head start on a future career. It is an opportunity to develop key skills like collaboration, creativity and problem solving that will help them be successful in their careers or future studies. Opening doors to a brighter future. But he’s already seen signs that the school’s unique approach to career and college readiness is working.