3 Strategies to Make Students Future Ready

Digital Promise

You can reach her on Twitter at @melissaged. Melissa is the League community manager at Digital Promise. Highline Public Schools in Highline, WA is a member of the League of Innovative Schools. The League team visited Highline in February, 2015. Here is what they learned

Easy Ways to Get Students Future Ready


Change is inevitable, and while it’s important to design lessons with an end result in mind, it’s difficult to prepare students for a future that doesn’t exist yet. In the recent edWebinar, “ The Future Ready Challenge: Improve Student Outcomes in 18 Weeks ,” hosted by edWeb.net , Dr. L.

Future Ready: A Systemic Plan for Transformation


Future Ready is a free, bold new effort to maximize digital learning opportunities and help school districts move quickly toward preparing students for success in college, a career, and citizenship. Follow us on Twitter @edWebnet to learn about upcoming webinars and special events!

Librarians at the Forefront of “Future Ready”


Librarians are at the forefront of helping schools become “future ready.” The Alliance for Excellent Education (the Alliance) launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalize and transform learning.

Informing your PD efforts: New ISTE Standards for Educators and Future Ready Frameworks


There are some new Future Ready Frameworks in town as well. You likely already know about Future Ready Schools and the Future Ready Pledge. And, you are likely already very familiar with the Future Ready Librarians framework released last year.

7 Questions Principals Should Ask When Hiring Future-Ready Teachers


This was a spur-of-the-moment challenge, something Caviness devised while at a Rangers game, but students who followed her on Twitter immediately responded. Cassidy has a class Twitter account where students post their work, discuss their learning, and pose questions they want to pursue.

To Develop Future-Ready Students, Project-Based Lessons Teach Real World Skills


In the course of adapting many of our curricular resources to fit teachers’ changing needs, we have distilled a robust collection of skills into lessons we believe will help teachers foster social-emotional learning, and in doing so develop future-ready students. Yet at the individual classroom level, the simple ways to describe, organize and teach the skills students need to be future ready are still a little nebulous. Are your students future ready?

Future Ready summit tackles how to plan for tomorrow’s ed tech

eSchool News

A recent regional summit brought superintendents together to discuss the future of education. Despite a focus on using technology to prepare for education’s future, discussions about specific devices or applications were completely absent.

It’s New Year’s…Yeah, But…


Our students have changed, our world has changed, our future is changed. Twitter, Voxer, Facebook…we have ways of connecting with others that were not available before. So why not work together to create a better future for our students? Happy New Year!!

Events + News - Canva Webinar - NMC Summer Conference - Future Ready Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20. Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge.

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


Claims on Twitter : Students read a tweet and explain why it might or might not be a useful source of information. News on Twitter : Students consider tweets and determine which is the most trustworthy.

Change Needed Today to Prepare for Tomorrow

A Principal's Reflections

On the other side is the need to innovate in order to successfully cultivate the next generation of thinkers, doers, inventors, and creators who will be able to solve some pretty serious global problems in the not so distant future. There will even be a special Future Ready Schools strand.

Rookie Teachers and the Pressure To Integrate Technology


Learn Education Technology Future Ready new teachers Professional Development relationships teacher training technology Technology in Education twitter Uncategorized veteran teachersIt’s finally mine.

Celebrate Digital Learning Day & Get Your School #FutureReady with @All4Ed & @OfficeofEdTech! #DLDay


Future Ready Schools Preparing Students for Success I''m honored to be a part of this year''s annual Digital Learning Day held in Washington D.C. In years past, I''ve followed the event closely from Twitter and through the resources attendees shared out during the conference.

Events + News - Future Ready Online Summit Today - ISTE Unplugged - Unawards - Homeschooling the Teenage Years

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Two Week Calendar Wednesday, June 24th from 11am - 7:15pm EDT Future Ready Virtual Summit: 2015 School Leadership Summit , Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit will be held online using Google Hangouts on Air. Are you ready to learn more?

The news from ISTE


At the first Future Ready Librarian Leadership Summit , ISTE’s Chief Learning Officer Joseph South shared the news of ISTE’s Librarians are Transforming Learning website. An updated version of the Future Ready Librarians Framework also launched at the Future Ready Summit.

Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - Future Ready Schools Online Summit - Student Coding

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20. Learning Revolution Events Future Ready Schools - the 2015 School Leadership Summit , June 24th Each year TICAL holds an annual School Leadership Summit. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge.

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.

Why Is This In My Room?- Starting the Year With EdTech


Follow Emily on Twitter (@eh48) and read more about her technology escapades on her blog (tech4word.blogspot.com). Education Technology Future Ready Technology in Education Uncategorized Chromebook edtech screen start the year tabletHey, how’s your year starting?

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Events + News - This Month in School Libraries - ISTE Unplugged - Future Ready Virtual Event - Global Ed Day

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20. Wednesday, June 24th from 11am - 7:15pm EDT Future Ready Virtual Summit: 2015 School Leadership Summit , Future Ready Schools: 2015 School Leadership Summit will be held online using Google Hangouts on Air.

What’s Your Resolution? Plus the CUE Shortlist


What have you seen here or on Twitter or Google+ or in another classroom that’s made you think, “I want to try that!” 2017 sounds like the future to me so it’s time to get Future Ready.

Events + News - Future Ready June 24 - Global Ed Day at ISTE - Library 2.015 Proposals - NMC This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Second Monday of each month is the Teacher Librarian Twitter Chat. Follow #TLChat on Twitter to participate. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20. You can follow us on Twitter at #liveclass20. Department of Education's Future Ready Pledge.

Why Twitter Will Never Connect All Educators.

My Island View

Quite honestly the world is changing so rapidly, we do not know the “what” it is that they will need to know for their future. The best we can do to help them is to focus on the “how” to learn for the future, and they will determine the “what” based on their specific needs at that time. We can have every educator in the country sign a future ready pledge, but if they have no understanding of what future ready means to them personally, it will be another wasted initiative.

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. Resources: Data Quality Campaign (stat source) & Future of Privacy Forum ). Districts can take advantage of the Future Ready Dashboard , a systemic planning tool, free for district leaders to help them develop deep action plans in a variety of key areas.

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9 Steps for Choosing a Device

Tom Murray

Insights , EDU Twitter , EDU LinkedIn , YouTube and SlideShare. Blog Chromebook Device Selection edtech future ready Procurement Samsung Samsung Galaxy This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Having worked with almost 500 school districts and 3,000 school leaders over the past year, I’ve often been asked, “What type of devices should we buy?”

Personalization and Teacher Engagement Play Vital Roles in College and Career Readiness


College and career readiness has grown to be a hot topic that is on the mind of every educational leader in the nation. Innovators in education shared their expertise on preparing students to be ready for the working world in a recent edWebinar.

Getting Animated With Google Slides and Screencastify


Soon they were ready and raring to start doing whatever needed to be done to record it. Doug is also the creator and moderator of #WeirdEd on Twitter , which happens every Wednesday at 7pm PST.

A 1:1 Journey Pt 2- Sliding Into Routines


Then one kid is stationed at the cart, s/he is learning to be dexterous and deft with the plugs, and everyone else is back in their seats and ready to keep learning, quick like bunnies. If they forget, I’ve got a handy-dandy spreadsheet ready.

Computational Thinker: Unpacking ISTE Student Standard #5

Tech Helpful

I hear teachers say all the time, "I love the things I find on Pinterest and see teachers doing on Twitter but I can't figure out how to do the 'fun stuff' and still teach my curriculum too. Help your students think like a robot? What is the value in that?

Next Gen Professional Development pt 2- Upskilling


Connecting on Twitter, Facebook or Voxer accelerates that process by going public and adding more educators to the mix. Blended Learning Creativity and Imagination Future Ready Professional Development Expert Leader Fun.

Mississippi’s Columbia School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Innovative Before- and After-School Programs for All Students


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What Should First Year Teachers Know About Tech Integration?

Tech Helpful

I recently participated in a #TnTechChat Twitter chat moderated by @TeachTnTech regarding Technology skills needed in preservice teachers. Apparently this tweet resonated with many educators on Twitter because it got an over abundance of love.

9 New Teacher Survival Tips

The Daring Librarian

Fierce & Future Ready 7. Google terms like "your subject area, your level, lesson plan, unit, & rubric" you can also later add in search terms like "future ready," "framework," "technology integration," or "printables." That's a lot of ready's!)

Beware of Time-Wasting Low Level Technology Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Tom Murray reflects on his first 1:1 program seventeen years ago with Palm Pilots. Website Twitter Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links.

Reclaiming Your Calling #MotivationMonday with Brad Gustafson

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Principal Brad Gustafson, author of Reclaiming Our Calling: Hold on to the Heart, Mind, and Hope of Education , inspires us to find our reason for teaching and being an educator again.