Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

The Future Ready Frame work , a dynamic, research-based support for school leaders, created by Future Ready Schools? Many are also taking advantage of the hundreds of free tools found in the Future Ready Dashboard.

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


You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning.

Beyond Band Aids: How Do We Heal Education?


The time to create educational change is now, it isn’t an option. Our students, our world, and our future are changing, therefore our students’ education must change as well. When is the last time we tried to make the process of education more simple?

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

Today’s educators are teaching the Netflix generation of kids. Educators, YOU are responsible for your own learning. Social media and technology tools offer global networks of educators looking to connect and grow professionally. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

There were a few higher education professors in the discussion that gave a bit of insight into how slowly changes in curriculum often happen in higher Ed courses. Apparently this tweet resonated with many educators on Twitter because it got an over abundance of love.

7 Great NonProfits Changing the Face of Professional Learning

Tom Murray

As mentioned in my previous post 16 Great NonProfits Working to Support EdTech in Schools , 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. With an active current membership of thousands of educational professionals, CUE supports many regional affiliates and learning networks.

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 new plan lays out model ways of using educational technology in the nation’s classrooms, with a focus on equity and active use.

School Librarian as your Information Overload Superhero!


What educator wouldn’t love: a person who helped them organize top quality resources? For more information on the leadership, role librarians must take in the area of curating digital resources and tools, empowering students as creators, and building instructional partnerships visit Future Ready Librarians and follow #futurereadylibs on Twitter. Ugghh, help, I can’t keep up!

5 Ways to Prep for the Next School Year


As I’ve mentioned before, I fell down the Twitter rabbit hole last September and I am a better educator because of it. If you’re interested in participating in some Twitter chats, I encourage you to check out 19 Education Twitter Chats Worth Your Time by ISTE.

Literacy in the Digital Age: 9 Great Speaking & Listening Tools

Educator Innovator

Editor’s Note: Teaching Channel has partnered with Student Achievement Partners on a blog series about digital literacy tools and their effective use by educators. The traditional application of ELA isn’t enough for future-ready learners. Additionally, the tool connects with a person’s Google Drive account, so it’s perfect for Google Apps For Education districts around the world. She is also a Student Achievement Partner Core Advocate and Google Educator.