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Essential Toolbox for Future Ready Educators

Pennsylvania Convention Center, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 28

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Director of Outreach and Partnerships
Future Ready Schools
District Teacher Librarian
Van Meter Community School District
@shannonmmiller Twitter
@shannonmmiller Instagram
Shannon serves as the preschool-12 district teacher librarian and innovation director at Van Meter Community School District in Iowa. She is also the Future Ready Librarians Spokesperson working with the Alliance of Excellent Education in Washington DC. Shannon is an avid blogger at, The Library Voice, writing, speaking and consulting on librarianship, education and students around the world.

Session description

Stop by to learn with a few of the Future Ready innovators as they share their favorite digital tools and resources that can be seamlessly integrated to create a student centered learning environment. These powerful Future Ready tested tools support the curriculum, empower students as creators and support innovation.

Purpose & objective

Essential Toolbox for Future Ready Educators

Participants will learn about curriculum-focused digital learning tools that excite students and make an impact on student achievement

Participants will see these digital resources and tools in action, along with examples of how they are used with students and teachers.

Participants will learn with their own digital tool box of amazing resources to share and use with their students and teachers.

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It is a poster session, so we will be sharing throughout the time we have. We will share digital resources and tools, show examples, gives participants a chance to try them out, and send them with their own tool box of digital tools and apps.

We will have handouts, stickers, freebies and more.

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Supporting research

Shannon's book Leading from the Library and her new book, Sonia's Digital World, will be used and shared.

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Session specifications

Online tools, apps & resources
Grade level:
Skill level:
Library media specialists, Teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Attendee devices:
Devices useful
Attendee device specification:
Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Subject area:
Career and technical education, Computer science
ISTE Standards:
For Educators:
  • Stay current with research that supports improved student learning outcomes, including findings from the learning sciences.
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
  • Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.