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- “The most important thing right now is that we are trying to get the standards in the hands of the population and bridge the gap between teachers and parents so we can start communicating around the standards, and that will take some considerable effort.” – Mick Hewitt, USA
- “I hope one of the things I can contribute to this world is the opportunity for more children to have access to the best education possible by using technology to extend the reach of great teachers, redesign schools in student-centric ways, and bring the joy back into the learning process.” – Heather Staker, USA
- “For me, the new possibilities for my students are the most rewarding. By using ICT, they can work with their peers from other countries.” – Darko Taleski, Macedonia
- 1-to-1 Learning and the Importance of the Right Technology
- Giving Teachers Feedback: “Our Teachers Deserve Better.” – Bill Gates
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“Let’s Not Forget: Teaching is an Art–The Intersection between Relationship, Curiosity and Content” – Jonathan Bergmann, USA
“Every teacher who wants to make a difference should think of how children spend their time at home and why they are now called ‘digital natives.’” – Maria Loizou, Cyprus
“The best opportunity for any innovation is time; time for educators to form relationships and know their learners and what is best for them, time to learn from other educators to share experiences and collaborate, time to try new ideas, time for learners to be involved themselves.” – Jo Debens, UK
“Touch technology will become mainstream. Today, touch is the new generation’s trend; tomorrow it will enter the schools.” – Guido Terni, Italy
“I consider the art of reading as something much broader than just reading a book. Dramatizations, screen versions, lyrics, dancing, sports – every approach to literature can be used to get children to read.” – Wally de Donker, Belgium
“Make strong emotional links with your students. First, talk to their hearts, empathize; talk with them about their lives, their expectations. Don’t care if you don’t talk about the main subject of your class. That will come after. ” Antonio Tavares – Portugal
“I tell my students that it is OK for their hypotheses to be incorrect. If their hypotheses are consistently right, then they are asking the wrong questions.” – USA
“By making the smart phone their workbench, we made students excited about becoming creators, not just consumers, of technology.” – USA
As Academic Dean at the first 1:1 school in the US (late ‘90s) and one of the first tablet PC schools (2003), Greg Martin knows just how much technology innovation can alter a learning environment. But Martin is not a … Continue reading
Dr. Chee-Kit Looi has been doing research in educational technology for more than twenty years, since before he started his own family. When his sons were in primary school, he asked himself, “Have any of my research endeavors mattered to my … Continue reading
Miguel Nussbaum has been working to transform the classroom experience with the support of technology since 1995. Early on, he saw the potential for interactive gaming in the classroom, using a Nintendo Game Boy to introduce 1:1 and games in … Continue reading
Vinny Jeet Lohan is the CEO and leader of two start-ups, OneBeep and OneBuzz. But these are not your typical technology start-ups.
Sometimes the best way to learn is to go outside and move. Luis Noivo, Natural Science and ICT teacher at Agrupamento de Escolas Rainha Santa Isabel de Carreira in Portugal, put that theory into practice, and with great results.
Bruce Dixon has spent a long time fighting for universal access to technology in education. As founder and president of the Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation, director of IdeasLAB, and a leader in the Shape the Future movement,