“If we start to rethink some of the fundamental principles of education, [and] its relationship with technology, there’s a better chance that we will create the world that we and our children will want to live in.” – Sir Ken Robinson, USA

“My biggest hope for today’s students is that one day they will see us as pioneers who led them to the right path, which they will continue and do the same for others.” – Walid Chaafi, Tunisia

“Strictly speaking, my pupils don’t really need to come to class anymore…As a matter of fact, two of my pupils will be studying abroad (one pupil in Dublin and one in Berlin) without missing any of my course.” – Diederik Roelandts, Belgium

“When I walk through these hallways, I think about what I [can] do when I get older.” – Richardson DeLeon, Inwood Early College Student, USA

“Education is a basic right, a social imperative, and technology can accelerate insight and impact.” – Pratima Nayak, India

“I think teacher training and teacher selection would make a huge change in the quality education students receive in México. Without having a passion for teaching, how are students going to have a passion for learning?” – Paulina Hernandez, Mexico

“Teaching challenges me every day – designing the curriculum to meet the students’ needs by considering the differences of learners.” – Sukanya Muangsong, Thailand

“Right now, change [in education technology] is happening in very large increments, and it’s happening very quickly.” – Brad Smrstick, USA

“What made me change from the conventional setting to the online setting is that I wanted to have 1:1 opportunities with students all of the time. I also felt I was very limited by the four walls of the classroom.” – Michelle Licata, USA

“We tend to focus so much on the learners sometimes that we leave the leaders behind.” – Joshua Sawyer, USA

“I believe that when students learn at an early age the intrinsic joy of doing good, they grow up to be problem-solvers who will change the world for good in the future.” – Michael Soskil, USA

“The goal of the classroom isn’t to give us facts, it’s to turn us into thinkers.” – John Dinelli, USA

“Letting go of our control as teachers sometimes can lead to better learning.” – Mette Hauch, Denmark

“Being a computer science major doesn’t box you in [to coding],” she says, “There are almost too many options.” – Kaitlin Huben, USA

“I hope to see that our students equip themselves with 21st century skills to prepare themselves for their future careers and have more opportunities in life.” – Tan Been Tiem, Brunei

“We believe in the power of the educator, and the impact educators can have when they are brought together to collaborate and be recognized for their achievements.” – Ann Smith, USA

“My personal opinion is that a teacher is a pedagogical engineer who needs to apply the best learning theory to a specific situation” – Koen Timmers, Belgium

“I knew that I had to work hard to continue my daily life, and I realized that without education and ICT knowledge, I could never proceed.” – Mohammad Mohiul Hoque, Bangladesh

“When a spark lights the fire of motivation, I trust in my ability to guide students further than they believe is possible.” – Jonas Bäckelin, Sweden

“In my vision, students must understand that we can learn in different spaces, because we are always learning. Out of school we see how technology is in their life, so why do we take it away inside of the school?” – José Carlos Duarte Marques, Portugal