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? Today, four years after the launch of FRS, over 3,300 district superintendents have signed the Future Ready Pledge , and thousands of school and district leaders have attended the nearly 50 free events that have been held throughout the country. It is our obligation to prepare our students for their future and not our past.

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

NeverEndingSearch

Claims on Social Media : Students consider the sources of a tweet and the information contained in it in order to describe what makes it both a useful and not useful source of information. Social Media Video : Students watch an online video and identify its strengths and weaknesses. Social studies teachers will adore these!

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

From professional learning modules to social media, opportunities for learning through high quality digital content must be available for both teachers and kids. Supervision conversations must move from “I attended …” to “I learned and then implemented …” Non-traditional forms of professional learning such as EdCamps, Twitter Chats, and the utilization of tools such as Voxer to connect and communicate are valuable experiences for educators. This post is sponsored by Samsung.

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. EdCamp Foundation.

School Librarian as your Information Overload Superhero!

EdTechTeam

With easy access to websites, blogs, online PD, webinars, YouTube, workshops, and social media, finding digital resources is not hard to do. 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 empower teachers to build a positive, innovative school culture

The Cornerstone for Teachers

in a Future Ready Schools workshop. I’m super excited to help support the Future Ready Schools initiative, which provides districts with resources and support for aligning technology with instructional best practices, particularly in underserved schools and communities. Celebrate teachers’ innovations publicly during staff meetings and on the school’s website and social media accounts.