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- “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
- EduTech in K12 Classrooms: What is Working?
- “We often talk about what skills students require to be successful in the 21st century workforce, but what skills does the 21st century educator need to deal with a student who has all of these resources available to them?” – Tracy Immel, USA
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“Personalizing the learning environment is, to me, the most groundbreaking and exciting thing happening in education today” – Nasha Fitter, USA
“As the world of programming is opening up and becoming more accessible with new software, like Kodu for example, children are able to create their own apps to use in their learning. I am super excited to see what that looks like in ten and even five years time.” – Charlotte Beckhurst, UK
“Teacher training, measuring and defining intelligence, workplace needs and student needs all should be explored to better develop a system for the present and future.” – Rod Berger, USA
“…good teachers reach their students in the way best suited for the learner and not the way the teacher learned as a student.” – Ken Halla, USA
“The standard lecture format is not engaging to this generation of learners. We need to adapt our teaching styles to meet their needs. With the tools at their fingertips today, they can focus on becoming problem solvers with excellent means for expression and spreading their findings.” – Diane Evans, USA
“There are a great many more questions in the world than there are static, universal answers. I want to train students to ask good questions, to differentiate better questions from worse ones, and to pursue promising methods of inquiry. I don’t want to train basic answer-retrievers; for that, we now have smartphones.” – Christiana Z. Peppard, USA
“Smart Education is not smart device education, but rather an educational paradigm shift for digital natives. Teachers cannot imagine what our future will be like after 30 years, so they have to study 21st century skills and know how to apply them to their traditional classroom with ICT.” – ByeongGuk Ku, Korea
“We are restoring the educational system with more lessons in mathematics at an earlier age. We’re also changing education for teachers.” – Lotta Edholm, Sweden
“Without critical thinking, we cannot cope with the avalanche of information. And without the ability to work in a team, it is impossible to implement any serious projects.” – Eugene Moturnak, Ukraine
“Somewhere, there is some kid in some isolated town, with nobody around them who can answer their questions who might find in my writings something that will open an entire new world to them.” – Don Lincoln, USA
“Literacy is essential, but a passion for ideas and culture, learning and curiosity is far more important. Kindle that passion and you are making a large difference in the life of an individual and our society.” – Darcy Moore, Australia
“It’s not about the device. It has never been about the device. It’s about what we do with the device.” – Lou Zulli, Jr., USA
“The rising tide of our expectations is already giving birth to a new way of thinking about what’s possible and a new generation of tools and models (flipped classrooms, MOOCs) that will satisfy them.” – Dan Cogan-Drew, USA
“We wanted students to be able to write apps – and learn programming – directly on their smartphones. By bringing the app development environment in ‘their world,’ we lower the barrier to entry for the amazing world of CS.” – Peli de Halleux, USA
“Students of all ages must be trained to search, select, qualify (and therefore disqualify), then enrich with their own thought, and then use and share information.” – Marc Rougier, France
“More highly diversified curriculum, the product of a greater specialization, is a two-edged sword. It provides fascinating new opportunities, but also creates the risk that people can lose a common language. We must always foster communication across disciplines.” – Jonathan Hall, USA
“Once you’re looking at the student needs, then everything else falls into place.” – Elizabeth Huergo, Mexico
“We hope… to provide policymakers and educational practitioners with the needed evidence, tools and vision to transform education and training for 21st century learning and teaching.” – Yves Punie, Spain