In the News… 2014

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  • “4 Lessons from K-12 EdTech Failures”, Center for Digital Learning, Link
  • “Is Your School Future Ready?”, Edutopia, Link
  • “Year in Review: Alliance’s Top Blog Posts (#4 & #1)”, Alliance for Excellent Education, Link
  • “School District Transformation through #FutureReady”, GettingSmart, Link
  • “Year in Review: Top Videos #2: Digital Learning Day: Make a Difference”, Alliance for Excellent Education, Link
  • “Tom Murray leads 1,000 educators in telling the FCC we need #Internet4Schools”, Link
  • “EdTech Leaders Applaud FCC Decision to Increase Funding for Broadband by 1.5 Billion a year”, THE Journal, Link
  • “FCC raises E-rate subsidies to pay for extended education technology program”, FierceTelecom, Link
  • “From School to Shining School: 52 Stories from Educator’s Around the US”, EdSurge, Link
  • “What’s HOT in 2015”, THE JournalLink (Cover Story)


  • “Take It From the Top: Making Superintendent’s Future Ready”, EdSurge, Link
  • “Dressing Your Classroom for Success”, BAM Radio Network, Link
  • “12 Tech-Savvy Educators’ Favorite Apps”, EasyBib, Link


  • “Where are ‘Future Ready’ Pledge Signature Coming From?”, EdSurge, Link
  • “Future Ready Schools”, An interview with Tom Murray and Richard Culatta, Director of the Office of Educational Technology, US Department of Education, EduTalk Radio, Link
  • “3 Ways Technology Buoys At-Risk Students”, eSchoolNews, Link
  • “An Interview with Tom Murray”, Dads in Ed, GHO Link, Podcast Link
  • “How to keep online advertisers away from your kids grades, detention records, and yearbook photos”, Quartz, Link
  • “How Superintendents are Connecting to Get Ready for the Future”, BAM Radio Network, Link
  • “EdData Privacy Update 10/31/14”, Data Quality Campaign, Link


  • “West Virginia Moves to Personalized Learning”, eSchoolNews, Link
  • “Emerging Education Leaders, Veteran Education Advocates and Connected Educators on Stage for the 3rd Annual Bammy Awards”, PR Newswire, Link
  • “A National Look at Student Privacy Legislation”, Center for Digital Education, Link
  • #IAedchat – Alliance for Excellent Education & Future Ready Schools, #IAedchat, Google Hangout, Link


  • “Digital Learning Day and Project 24: Why They’re Important”, EduTalk Radio, Link
  • “Connected Educator of the Week” – An interview with Tom Murray, MyTownTutors, Link
  • “The Alliance’s Tom Murray discusses the Digital Divide on Al Jazerra America”, All4EdLink
  • “The Digital Divide”, Real Money with Ali Valshi (TV Show),  Link (PW: Real Money)
  • “Improving Education through Digital Collaboration”, NoteBowl, Link
  • “Alliance’s Tom Murray recognized as Connected Educator oft he Week by Online Resource”, All4Ed, Link


  • “Congress Urged to Update Student Data Privacy Law”, Government Technology, Link
  • “Tom Murray talks Project 24”, Core of Education, American Ed TV, Link
  • “Tom Murray on Digital Citizenship at #ISTE2014”, Link
  • “The Best Tweets from ISTE 2014”, eSchoolNews, Link
  • “Districts can provide high quality Digital Learning with Project 24”, eSchoolNews, Link
  • “Things Every Principal Must Know to be a Digital Leader”, EdTechReview, Link
  • “Kansas City Area’s Digital Age Schools Hail a Digital Age Education”, Kansas City Star, Link
  • “The Alliance’s Tom Murray talks Digital Learning in Kansas, All4Ed, Link


  • “Virtual Education Seeing Rising Enrollments, Revenues”, EdWeek, Link
  • “Arne Duncan Visits EdCamp at Department of Education HQ”, EdSurge, Link
  • “5 Key Takeaways from #edcampusa”, US Department of Education, Link
  • “Alliance for Excellent Education Hires Tom Murray to Lead State and District Efforts on Digital Learning including “Project 24”, Press Release, Alliance for Excellent Education, Link
  • Joint Subcommittee Hearing: “How Data Mining Threatens Student Privacy”, US House of Representatives, Link
  • “Congressional Testimony on Data, Privacy, and Security”, US House of Representatives, Video Link
  • “Federal Lawmakers Probe Contracts, Laws on Student Data Privacy”, EdWeek, Link
  • “Ed Tech Leaders Testify in Congressional Hearing on Student Data Privacy”, THE Journal, Link
  • “Congressional Testimony: Data and Promise of Personalized Learning”, US Congress, Link, Article


  • Bammy Awards Nomination by Nominating Committee, Academy of Arts and SciencesLink
  • “Using Technology to Personalize Professional Development”, BAM Radio Network, Link
  • “Beyond the Field Trips: Connected Learning in Museum Spaces”, Alliance for Excellent Education, Webinar Archive
  • “Five Digital Trends in Museums”, eSchoolNewsLink
  • “Tweet This, Not That: Three Twitter Tips That Can Make a Difference”, BAM RADIO Network, with Eric Sheninger, Link
  • “Quakertown District is a Model for Cyber Education”, Philadelphia Inquirer, Link
  • “Edtechchat Turns One”, EdSurge, Link
  • “Can We Make Compassion and Digital Citizenship Go Viral?”, BAM Radio Network, with Shelly Terrell, Link


  • “Using Social Media with Students: What Works, What to Avoid”BAM Radio Network, Link
  • “Transforming Spaces to Transform Learning: Connected Learning in Action”, Alliance for Excellent EducationWebinar, Archive
  • “Three Inspired Approaches to Professional Development”, Graphite, Common Sense MediaWhite Paper
  • “Infosnap Registration Management Solution Increases Safety Standards in QCSD” – InfoSnap Release, Link
  • “Meet Tom Murray”, EdCampUSA, EdCamp at US Department of EducationLink


  • “Online and Blended Learning: The Good, the Bad, and the Really?”, EdTechChat Radio, BAM Radio Network, Link
  • “Technology Leadership Evolved”, THE Journal, March 2014, Link
  • “Showcasing Student Work: Moving from the Refrigerator to the World Stage”, BrandEd, BAM Radio Network, Link
  • “EdTech and the Future of Professional Development”, StudySoupLink
  • “Tech Tools that Inspire Learning”, Satchat Radio, BAM Radio Network, Link
  • “Replacing Snow Days with eLearning Days”, Alliance for Excellent Education, Blog Post


  • (Cover Story) “Four Ways CTOs Can Impact the Classroom”, THE Journal, February Magazine, Link
  • “Digital Learning Day Ignites the Blended Flame”, EdSurge, February 6, 2014, Link
  • Digital Learning Day, National Event Line Up, February 5, 2014, Link
  • “How Do We Prepare Teachers and Leaders to Infuse Connectivity into the School Culture” (with Joe Mazza), BAM Radio Network, February 10, 2014, Link
  • “The Future of Teacher and School Leader Prep Programs”, February 15, 2014, University of Pennsylvania and #satchat Live, Link
  • “HP ProBook Notebooks help students learn in flexible, innovative ways—from virtually anywhere”; HP Case Study, HP.com, February 19, 2014, Link
  • “Five Ways Technology is Reinventing Project Based Learning”, BAM Radio Network, February 19, 2014, Link
  • “Three Ways Tech Directors and Teachers Can Become a Better Team in Support of Learning” (with Jimmy Casas, et al.), BAM Radio Network, #IAedchat and #edtechchat collaboration, February 2014, Link


  • “Making 1:1 Work”, January 2014 Issue, Tech & Learning MagazineLink
  • “100+ Influential Learning Professionals Worth Following”, January 2014, Edudemic, Link
  • Digital Learning Day – Make a Difference, Digital Learning DayVideo Link (voice for video)
  • Exciting New Ways to Teach Writing with Digital Tools (with Vicki Davis), BAM Radio, January 20, 2014, Link
  • “Eight Incredibly Easy Steps to a Professional Development MakeOver”, January 2014, eSchoolNews, featured story, Link
  • Digital Learning Day: The Best Three Reasons to Get Involved, BAM Radio Network, January 27, 2014, Link




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