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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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“Now that I am teaching I also want to inspire other teachers to think further than just their classroom so that we are creating opportunities for our students to be their very best — to be LIFE ready.” – Jamie Ewing, USA
“Teachers need to take some time out from their busy schedules to learn and innovate. This way they can achieve great heights.” – Jatinder Pal Singh, India
“I have always embraced technology in my educational work, not for the sake of it, but because I have always seen its potential for unlocking potential and empowering individuals and groups.” – Peter de Lisle, South Africa
“It is essential to reflect on how and why technology is used in the classroom. As educators we cannot throw gadgets at kids and expect grand testing results. Innovative education is purposeful, designed, and reflective.” – Sarah Collins, USA
“Make sure you want to be a learner first. Make sure you are engaging students in a way they want to be engaged.” – Todd LaVogue, USA
“There is a glaring disconnect between what we say we want students to know and do – be resilient life-long learners capable of creative problem-solving for future challenges as yet unknown – and where we direct our educational resources of time and money: preparing capable test-takers.” – June Tiesan, USA
“Project-based learning is one of the best ways to prepare students for the demands of life, citizenship, and work in today’s world.” – Sara Hallermann, USA
“Education is the root for a healthy community. Education gives knowledge and prepares our children for a better future.” – Chitra Subramanian, India
Student (and parent) confidence is the largest obstacle facing education. Far too often in a conversation with a student they say, ’My mom/dad was bad at math or science, so I won’t be any good at it either.’ I disagree. I fundamentally believe that all students can do anything they put their minds too.” – Jeff Charbonneau, USA
“I’d love to see the concepts of conservation and sustainability embedded into every curriculum and content area. It would drive personal and social responsibility in ways that would impact untold and future generations while propelling us to address the difficult issues the world must solve.” – Stephen J. Ritz, USA
The best opportunity for innovation in education is to ensure all students have access to a complete education that includes music and the fine arts…and also for general education teachers to use the arts as a tool to reach all students.” – Jaclyn Shea, USA
“There’s no reason middle school students can’t work on aerospace projects.” – Gladys Munoz, Puerto Rico
“In order to be innovative you have to first accept an essential truth: For students to flourish through having a voice, teachers must give up any notion of control.” – John McCarthy, USA
“If we want young people to be prepared for a rapidly changing, dynamic, and interconnected world, schools must foster the skills necessary for this environment.” – Rody Boonchouy – USA