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Blogs are powerful communication tools. Blogs are powerful publishing tools. But blogging (the verb) is still much more than that to me. Blogging, as in reading and thinking and reflecting and then writing, is connecting and learning.
Will Richardson - On My Mind 14 Dec 2006 03:57 pm

Digital Natives: It is now clear that as a result of this ubiquitous information environment and the sheer volume of their interaction with it, today’s students think and process information fundamentally differently from their predecessors.
Marc Prensky – “Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants” 2001

It’s the simplest lesson of the Internet: it’s the people stupid. We don’t have computers because we want to interact with machines; we have them because they allow us to communicate more effectively with other people.”
Douglas Rushkoff, Get Back in the Box: Innovation from the Inside Out

Web 2.0: “While the old Web was about Web sites, clicks, and “eyeballs,” the new Web is about communities, participation and peering. As users and computer power multiply, and easy-to-use tools proliferate, the Internet is evolving into a global, living, networked computer that anyone can program. Even the simple act of participating in an online community makes a contribution to the new digital commons – whether one’s building a business on Amazon or producing a video clip for YouTube, creating a community around his or her flickr photo collection or editing the astronomy entry on Wikipedia.”
Wikinomics, Don Tapscott & Anthony D. Williams

Quote of the Month from TappedIn-9/19/07-
"The last few decades have belonged to a certain kind of person with a certain kind of mind - computer programmers who could crank code, lawyers who could craft contracts, MBAs who could crunch numbers. But the keys to the kingdom are changing hands. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind - creators and empathizers, pattern recognizers and meaning makers. These people - artists, inventors, designers, storytellers, caregivers, consolers, big picture thinkers - will now reap society's richest rewards and share its greatest joys." - Dan Pink, A Whole New Mind (http://www.amazon.com/Whole-New-Mind-Right-Brainers-Future/dp/1594481717/)

David Warlick’s blog post, June 26, 2007
http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/2007/07/26/first-year-teachers/
They (first year teachers) were very polite, and most of them have no idea what they are in for in the coming months. But, and this I believe, those who stay will see a renaissance during their career. The profession that they retire from will have almost nothing in common with that which they are beginning — and teaching will be the most exciting job on the planet.

For many of today's tech-savvy students, stepping into a typical school is like taking a time machine back to the days of manual typewriters and wall-mounted dial telephones.
Hardman & Carpenter "Breathing Fire into Web 2.0" Leading & Learning with Technology, 34 (5), 2007