January
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2015

In the News… 2015

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December 

  • 6 STEAM Tinkering Tools for the Holidays, eSchoolNews, Link
  • 5 Issues Every Future Ready School Leader Must Address, EdSurge, Link
  • Student Tech Teams: From Creation to Implementation, FRS Webinar, Link
  • Exciting Future Ready Schools News Announced at White House Event, All4ed, Link
  • Learning Spaces Design: Creating Spaces that Work for Kids, FRS Webinar, Link

November 

  • Experts share Tips on Transitioning to Open Educational Resources, Education Daily, Link only Available via Subscription
  • Follow These 14 Hashtags for Educational Technology Updates, Noodle, Link
  • List of Digital Leaders You Must Follow on Twitter, EdTechReview, Link
  • How to Make the Case for Technology Change in Small to Midsize Districts, White Paper, Link
  • The Corwin Editor’s Holiday Reading List, CORWINconnect, Link

October 

  • What the White House Press Corps Didn’t Ask About Arne Duncan’s Resignation, EdSurge, Link
  • Who is John King, and Will He Be More Controversial Than Arne?, EdSurge, Link
  • How the Edcamp Model can Empower Educators and Transform Culture, Future Ready, Link
  • Tom Murray talks about Digital Learning in Different States, Edscoop, Link

September 

  • Tom Murray named “Ed Policy Person of the Year” at the 2015 Bammy Awards, Marketwatch, Link
  • Arne Duncan, Tom Murray, and Mark Edwards talk Future Ready Schools, National PTA Conference, Link
  • An Interview with Tom Murray, Griffin RESA, Link
  • Future Ready Schools: The Future is Now! BlogTalk Radio, Link

August

  • Tom Murray named a Top 10 EdTech & e-Learning Influencer worldwide, Onalytica (England), Link

July 

  • Bammy Awards – Final 5 Nominee (Educational Policy/Research), Academy of Arts and Sciences, Link
  • “Is Your School Future Ready?”, ISTE, Link
  • “8 Ways Schools Can Become Truly Future Ready”, eSchoolNews, Link
  • Tom Murray wins 2015 Educator’s Voice Award for Educational Policy, Academy of Arts and Sciences,Link
  • “An Interview with Thomas C. Murray”, New Learning Times, Link
  • “Top US Educators on Twitter”, MyTownTutors, Link

June 

  • “Tom Murray from The Alliance for Excellent Education talks Future Ready Schools”, EduTalkRadio, Link
  • “Furthering the ‘Future Ready Schools’ Conversation at ISTE 2015, McGraw Hill, Link
  • “Education Leaders Tackle Connecting Rural Schools to High Speed Networks, Center for Digital Education, Link
  • “Let’s not use 21st Century Technology with 19th Century Pedagogy”, Connect Safely, Link

June 

  • “Tom Murray from The Alliance for Excellent Education talks Future Ready Schools”,
    EduTalkRadio, Link

May 

  • “EdTech’s Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs – 50 Essential Blogs”, EdTechMagazine, Link
  • “Future Ready Summit tackles how to plan for tomorrow’s edtech”, eSchoolNews, Link
  • “Looking to the Future of Classroom Tech with Tom Murray”, EdTech Magazine, Link

April 

  • “Top 100 Most Social K-12 Tech Leaders for 2015″, Huffington Post, Link
  • “Professional Learning that Connects and Empowers Teachers”, Smartbrief, Link
  • “EdTech Developer’s Guide”, US Department of Education, Link
  • “Re-defining the 21st Century Classroom”, Center for Digital Education, Link
  • “Helping School Administrators Navigate Digital Divide”, Scholastic, Link
  • “Being #FutureReady with Technology in the Classroom”, Alliance for Excellent Education, Link
  • “School Superintendents Gather to Share Ideas on Keeping Pace with Digital Changes”, St. Louis Public Radio, Link
  • “Bright Ideas for Blended Learning – 4 Questions for 4 EdTech Thought Leaders”, eSpark Learning, Link

March 

  • “Four Ways to Support Your School’s Digital Transformation”, EdSurge, Link
  • “Future Ready: A Systemic Plan for Transformation”, EdWeb, Link
  • “15 Reasons Why Educators Should be Connected”, Corwin Connect, Link
  • “Experts Discuss School Leaders’ Role in Digital Learning”, Education Daily, Link (subscription)
  • “A tiny school in the Ozarks powered a nationally acclaimed turnaround with a mix of technology and trust”, Huffington Post, Link
  • “Every Child, Every Answer, Every Time”, Samsung Blog, Link
  • “Area education leaders participate in a Future Ready Summit”, Henry Daily Herald, Link

February 

  • “8 Great Ways to Jumpstart Your Google+/Twitter PLN”, eSchoolNews, Link
  • “The Future of Education: What’s Over the Horizon?”, OpenColleges, Link

January 

  • “What’s Hot and What’s Not in EdTech for 2015″, THE Journal (Cover Story), Link
  • “Parent Engagement in a Future Ready School”, National PTA, Link
  • “White House launches Nationwide Superintendent Summits”, EdSurge, Link
  • “Leading Professional Learning: Tools to Connect and Empower Teachers”, EduTalk Radio, Link
  • “Future Ready with Tom Murray”, House of EdTech, Link

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