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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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“I believe that developing a better understanding of human cognition offers one of the best ways of innovating in education.” – Art Glenberg, USA
“It’s not about technology. It’s more about pedagogy and knowledge practices. We have to change our social practices and knowledge practices, and that often calls for changing and shaping our physical environment.” – Kirsti Lonka, Finland
“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
“I see a lot of disruption get stymied by ‘the system’ or process blocks. Don’t wait for permission; rather seek forgiveness with your awesome results!” – UK
“Not allowing students to use the Internet is like taking a modern soldier, taking away his gun and gear and telling him to fight.” – UK
“We’re redesigning education from the bottom up. It can truly be innovative and has the potential to attract the best leaders and entrepreneurs.” – UK
“‘Individuation’ and ‘pluralization’ will revolutionize education; no longer will we have to teach everyone the same thing in the same way.” – USA
“The world no longer cares how much you know; the world cares about what you can do with what you know.” – USA
“Make learning active and build experiences that support the intrinsic desire to ask questions and find answers” – USA
“Give yourselves and your students permission to play,” says Henry Jenkins.
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