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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. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses.

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

Today’s educators are teaching the Netflix generation of kids. From professional learning modules to social media, opportunities for learning through high quality digital content must be available for both teachers and kids. Educators, YOU are responsible for your own learning.

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.

5 ways to empower teachers to build a positive, innovative school culture

The Cornerstone Blog

in a Future Ready Schools workshop. The Alliance for Excellent Education is holding the event to c elebrate effective teaching and learning practices powered by technology as part of Digital Learning Day. 21st century schools ed tech education conferences

School Librarian as your Information Overload Superhero!


With easy access to websites, blogs, online PD, webinars, YouTube, workshops, and social media, finding digital resources is not hard to do. What educator wouldn’t love: a person who helped them organize top quality resources? Ugghh, help, I can’t keep up! Organizing what we find, however, for efficient access when we need it, might not be so easy. efficient access to resources customized for their needs (grade, content area, unit, project)?