Are You Future Ready? via @OfficeofEdTech - A Question Kids Deserve!

Kleinspiration

Scroll down to see The Future Ready District Pledge - *You''re Invited to Sign it Today!* A book that is currently in publication that I have coming out, with a few other colleagues, focuses on taking a closer look at digital writing. and "How would you like to learn?"

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. Regardless of which region of the country the conversations take place, a number of concerns arise regarding a district’s digital transformation. These concerns are real and often become roadblocks for student learning. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools

Tom Murray

Prior to my role as the Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools ® , I spent 14 years in a public school in Pennsylvania as an elementary and middle school teacher, middle school and elementary principal, and district level technology director. This post is the first of a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. Organization: Digital Promise.

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9 Great Nonprofits to Support School Leaders

Tom Murray

This is the third post in a short series meant to highlight the great work of many nonprofit organizations that are working diligently to support students’ learning on a daily basis. The Alliance also has run Digital Learning Day for the past five years.

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray

The CoolCatTeacher

Murray @thomascmurray is the 2017 US “Thought Leader of the Year” and shares what actually works in edtech. In this podcast, Tom shares the research and highlights, some of which are included in the book Learning Transformed that he co-authored with Eric Sheninger.

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10 Edtech people to watch in 2018 [INFOGRAPHIC]

Neo LMS

Edtech is always changing. Edtech trends come and go. But any of what currently happens in edtech couldn’t be possible without the driving passion for education and technology of people. Top 10 edtech people to watch in 2018. E-learning

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Scaling Innovation: A System’s Approach to Transforming Teaching & Learning

Digital Promise

To help overcome this, we have adopted the Future Ready Schools Framework , a systematic approach to scaling innovative digital learning practices while promoting long-term sustainability. Digital Learning Teams.

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8 Ed-tech organizations every teacher should know about

Neo LMS

The organisation’s primary activities include hosting key learning events, chief among them the annual ISTE conference and expo , producing professional development resources and a number of annual publications. Focus: EdTech Access and Advocacy. FRS (Future Ready Schools).

How to drive a successful digital transformation in urban districts

eSchool News

It’s generally understood that integrating edtech into schools can be complex, but what’s less often discussed is that it represents one of the most universal pain points for administrators and educators today. Yet, those urban districts seem to have some of the greatest appetites for edtech.

3 New Tools to Support Your Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

Each January, thousands travel to Orlando, Florida to take part in the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), one of the nation’s best edtech related learning opportunities for educators. All 50 states and even 49 countries were represented at this dynamic conference focused on transforming the classrooms of yesterday to provide students with 21st century learning opportunities. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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In the News…2018

Tom Murray

Flexible Classroom Design: How to Create a Student-Centered Learning Environment, PlanBook , Link. The Great EdTech Communicator, EdTechDigest , Link. Exclusive Podcast and Mindshare Learning Moment with Thomas C. Murray, MindShare Learning Technology , Link. Webinar] Raising Readers to Leaders, One Page at a Time, Future Ready Schools , Link. Murray named the 2018 National/Global EdTech Leader of the Year by EdTech Digest, EdTech Digest , Link.

In the News…2016

Tom Murray

Creating Cultures of Innovation in Future Ready Schools, EduTalkRadio , Link. Future of Education Technology Conference ( FETC ) Reveals 2017 Advisory Board, FETC , Link. ISTE Identifies 7 Traits of Digital Learners, Center for Digital Education, Link. Q&A with Thomas Murray on How K-12 Is Becoming Future Ready, EdTech Magazine , Link. Digital Equity: The Road Ahead, Digital Learning Day Live! March.

Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Differentiation with G Suite Tools – SULS016 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Today, we are chatting about one of my favorite topics: Digital Differentiation with G Suite! Digital Differentiation with #GSuiteEdu Tools is within reach!

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Strategies for Closing the Digital Equity Gap

edWeb.net

According to Davis, Fuller, Jackson, Pittman, and Sweet (2007) , the definition of digital equity is “equal access and opportunity to digital tools, resources, and services to support an increase in digital knowledge, awareness, and skills.” Professional Learning.

It’s Not About The Tech, Unless It Is

RafranzDavis.com

Over the past week I have been looking a bit more deeply into the Future Ready Summit coalition partners in order to learn more about how each one contributes to the #FutureReady initiative. One of those is Digital Promise , an independent, bipartisan nonprofit, authorized by Congress in 2008 as the National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies. EdTech Equity

Schools Must Support Educators While Keeping Tabs on Tech Trends

EdTech Magazine

Modern learning environments seamlessly integrate technology into spaces that are designed around teaching and learning , giving instructors and students the tools they need to succeed in a physical setting that promotes collaboration and supports multiple learning styles. A modern learning environment requires more than just investments in physical assets. by EdTech Staff. Schools Must Support Educators While Keeping Tabs on Tech Trends. meghan.bogardu….

A National Push for More ‘Active Use’ of Technology in Learning

Educator Innovator

In its 2016 National Education Technology Plan, the Department of Education emphasizes model approaches to digital learning. The most obvious addition to the plan is its focus on the “digital-use divide.” Educator Innovator Blog #edtech #edtechequity #techquity

State Contract Win Brings Impero Software’s Multi-device Remote Monitoring and Management Solution to New York Schools

techlearning

The software provides a combination of simple classroom control tools, student safety features and network administration tools to help New York schools deliver effective digital learning environments. Austin, TX, Oct.

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success

EdTech Magazine

Personalized Learning and Digital Tools Weave Strong Fabric for Student Success. But, are the students ready for what awaits them? According to Project Tomorrow’s 2017 Speak Up Research Project for Digital Learning , 56 percent of parents of school-aged children are concerned that their child isn’t learning the right skills in school to be successful in college or a future job. Personalized Learning Aids All Students.

A Unified Approach for Digital Integration

edWeb.net

It is rare that things go as planned after selecting or purchasing new digital content, services, and tools. Building a culture of shared understanding and cross-departmental responsibility for how digital integration is approached is crucial to the success of any digital strategy.

Educational Technology Serves Equity When Used with Purpose

Edsurge

That vision is to create the best conditions that can lead to equitable learning outcomes and to provide all students with the right resources they need to learn, regardless of race, gender, income and other factors. As I ventured into new roles and collaborated with policy makers, edtech developers, teacher trainers and thought leaders, my approach and enthusiasm for this vision expanded. But despite progress, work remains: according to Future Ready Schools , 21 million U.S.