Creating Future Ready Schools and Classrooms

Tom Murray

How can schools and districts systemically create a vision of teaching and learning that’s personal, authentic, relevant, and harnesses the power of technology? 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. What is it that today’s modern learners need to thrive?

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

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. In the November 2016 Executive Summary , the researchers shared: When thousands of students respond to dozens of tasks there are endless variations. That was certainly the case in our experience.

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New Micro-credentials for Back-to-School Professional Learning

Digital Promise

Edcamp Community at Digital Promise. Educators who organize the rigorous and personalized learning experiences at Edcamps know how comprehensive the experience is. King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. Global Competence – Future Ready Skills.

9 Ways to Upgrade Professional Learning in Your District

Tom Murray

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. Social media and technology tools offer global networks of educators looking to connect and grow professionally. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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. International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

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. Katie and Jason’s work, part of a collected free ebook called Teaching in the Connected Learning Classroom , was one of several highlighted in the Department of Education’s 2016 National Education Technology Plan , “ Future Ready Learning: Reimagining the Role of Technology in Education (PDF).”

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

The Cornerstone for Teachers

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. 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.

5 Ways to Prep for the Next School Year

EdTechTeam

If you’re looking for somewhere to start, here are a few of my favorite books that I read this school year: Kids Deserve It by Todd Nesloney and Adam Welcome Dive Into Inquiry: Amplifying Learning and Empowering Student Voice by Trevor MacKenzie The 20Time Project: How Educators Can Launch Google’s Formula for Future-Ready Innovation by Kevin Brookhouser The HyperDoc Handbook: Digital Lesson Design Using Google Apps by Lisa Highfill, Kelly Hilton, and Sarah Landis So, get your read on! #2:

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

Educator Innovator

The traditional application of ELA isn’t enough for future-ready learners. Our vision must evolve to incorporate a new approach to literacy instruction, one in which technology becomes an accelerator to personalize and create meaningful learning contexts. Natalie is involved in EDCampNJ , EDCamp Jersey Shore , EDCamp Leadership , NJ/PA ECET2 , and NJASCD.