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.

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


To reach this goal, the district utilized Federal funds to create the X-STREAM program, which helps students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects, particularly in reading, science, and math. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,

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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.

Tech Helpful

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?

Tech Helpful

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. As time goes on more and more ways to meet student needs via technology shows positive learning results are happening.

Throw out Learning Styles and Replace it with UDL

The CoolCatTeacher

Meet Next Generation Science Standards. 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.

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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.


What Makes Professional Development Work?

This approach can enable administrators to differentiate to meet the needs of all their teachers. And before that, an advisor for Future Ready Schools and has moderated and presented numerous Future Ready’s Summits and Institutes.

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. We are delighted to add CatchOn to our extensive portfolio of services designed to meet the unique requirements of today’s school districts.” “It’s

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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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.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Join us live on Friday, May 4th, for the Spring 2018 Global Education Fair , a free, virtual meet and greet for teachers and school districts to connect with global organizations and projects. Looking to take your school global? Working on a classroom global-connection project?

30 technologies ushering in the future for education

eSchool News

From the editors of eCampus News and eSchool News , here are the 30 companies that displayed future-ready technologies at Infocomm 2016: [Listed in alphabetical order]. AV technologies leap forward in agnostic touch capabilities, live streaming during this year’s flashy Infocomm.

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


Take photos and collect links to resources you can easily share in your next staff meeting. Make sure you meet up for dinner or coffee every day to swap stories while ideas are fresh. 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. There’s nothing quite like an education conference.

A Case for Educational Innovation Without ‘Disruption’


A new book, “ Learning Innovation and the Future of Higher Education ,” looks at how to create systems that apply the science of learning into actual teaching. And it eventually will lead to those established industries falling away and the new industries and companies taking over.

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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.,


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.

How today’s tech departments are moving into the future

eSchool News

Fortunately, districts appear to be meeting these challenges head-on, as evidenced by a recent panel discussion for administrators and tech directors in Dallas, hosted by the IT products vendor PCMG , called “Preparing the Next Generation of Personalized Learners in the Digital Age.”

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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?

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Clint Carlson, Director of Education Technology, Istanbul International Community School When Curie Meets Cassatt: Infusing the Engineering Design Process for Global Teaching and Learning , Dr. Helen Teague, Adjunct Professor, Concordia University + Grand Canyon University Where Do We Grow From Here?:

Who Wants a Job

Adam Welcome

Should we really be preparing kids for jobs we THINK will exist in the future? It’s impossible to predict what the future will look like but it IS possible to predict what skills our students will need to be prepared for jobs that might exist someday.

Final Speakers List + Registration for October 6th "Libraries of the Future" Online Mini-Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We're just over a week away from our free Library 2.016 online mini-conference, " Libraries of the Future " on October 6th! network to be able to connect with and correspond with 22,000 other individuals in the library world, and to be kept updated on this and future events.

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.