We invite you to share your favorite quotations related to technology, education, teaching, learning and Web 2.0 on this page. This will not only provide each of us with some great "food for thought" but may also provide us with that one special thought that we can use in our technology presentations.


"My vision of school/classroom 2.0 is, more than anything else, about conversations. Traditional schools involved teachers and textbooks delivering information to students, and students reflecting that information back. To better serve their future, today’s classrooms should facilitate teaching and learning as a conversation — two-way conversations between teachers and learners, conversations between learners and other learners, conversations among teachers, and new conversations between the classroom and the home and between the school and its community."
David Warlick

“Say it Again with Podcasting: If it’s important enough to say to the class, it’s important enough for them to hear it again.”
Shawn Wheeler

"More than 90 per cent of the technology that will affect our daily lives at the beginning of the 21st century has not been invented. This means that more innovations will be introduced in the next ten years than were produced throughout previous human history."
Freeman Dyson, physicist and principal architect of the theory of quantum electrodynamics

"The most dangerous experiment we can conduct with our children is to keep schooling the same at a time when every other aspect of our society is dramatically changing."
Chris Dede, written statement to the PCST panel, 1997

"The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."
Alvin Toffler

"When it comes to technology in education, you can create it, you can design it, you can produce it, you can legislate it, you can order it,
restructure it, give it standards, and write outcomes for it. But the bottom line is that if it is going to happen, teachers have to make it
happen."
Jacqueline Goodloe, Washington, D.C., Teacher

"There can be infinite uses of the computer and of new age technology, but if the teachers themselves are not able to bring it into the
classroom and make it work, then it fails."
Nancy Kassebaum, U.S. Senator

"Good teaching will never be replaced. The right suggestion at just the right moment, the congratulatory pat, the admiring mentor--these will
all continue to be essential to the processes of education, no matter how entertaining and high-tech our instructional media become."
Samuel Gibbon, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

"The future belongs to young people who know where the knowledge is, how to get it, how to think about it, and how to turn it into better work, better
products, better lives."
Rexford Brown, Executive Director, P.S. 1 Charter School and Urban Learning Communities, Inc.

"Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event."
Heidi-Hayes Jacobs, Educational Consultant, Curriculum Designers, Inc.

"When used effectively in the curriculum, technological tools enable children to work like experts--scientists, mathematicians, historians, writers,
dramatists, musicians, artists--doing real work and using the resources productive adults use."
Vicki Hancock, Regional Director, Northwest Region,
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development

"Technology is about connections--connecting people to each other, to ideas, and to possibilities. Imagine being able to sample the atmosphere of a planet millions of miles away and go hands-on with the universe--this is the stuff that gets kids excited about science! What's there not to love?!"
Shirley Malcom, Head, Directorate for Education and Human Resource Programs,
American Association for the Advancement of Science

"Also, it is well-known that innovative teachers are successful because of the kind of teacher they are. In other words, the tools they use facilitate their innovativeness, but the nature of the tool in itself is almost irrelevant. When overhead projectors first appeared on the scene, it was the innovative teachers who produced the most engaging lessons. Give an innovative teacher a paper clip and a piece of string, and she'll create a phenomenal lesson resource in no time!"
Terry Freedman, TechLearning Blog, February 28, 2006

"We now have more varied choices of communication technology than Socrates ever imagined—television, Web sites, movies, video blogging, and
photo essays. Printed text has lost its monopoly to multimedia. For students to be effective communicators in the 21st century, they need to be sophisticated in expressing ideas with multiple communication technologies, not just the written word. Digital storytelling allows students to use multimedia tools in a sophisticated fashion while capturing the joy of creating and sharing their stories."
Bernajean Porter, Beyond Words: The Craftsmanship of Digital Products, ISTE article, Learning and Leading with Technology, May 2006.

"People process visual information 60,000 times more quickly than narrative information, making visual literacy a key 21st-century skill for today’s
students to master. Images, graphics, or videos should illuminate content in the message through showing, not telling, information."
Bernajean Porter, Beyond Words: The Craftsmanship of Digital Products, ISTE article, Learning and Leading with Technology, May 2006.

After a story is finished it should be remembered...for its soul, not for its bells and whistles. (Bernajean Porter, WOW Technology Conference,
2007-Phoenix).

Copyright Critical Questions:
Can I?
Ability is there to violate the Intellectual Property rights of others.
May I?
Legal question. The law is clear - it is “stealing” to use the work of others without permission or credit.
Should I?
Professional issue - Student time: The educational question of appropriate use of time is critical to determine.
You are the role model for students, community and profession. It is your responsibility to know the "rules."
Ruth Catalano, Copyright PowerPoint presentation (July 18, 2003--Copyright and Technology Standards Modules)

"Modern information tools and digital content prove their value in schools all across the country every day when implemented, supported and assessed appropriately. We should support these effective approaches in the learning process because they provide students with the skills and resources they need to succeed in 21st century work and civic life."
Don Knezek, CEO of ISTE

"It is important to remember that educational software, like textbooks, is only one tool in the learning process. Neither can be a substitute for well-trained teachers, leadership, and parental involvement."
Keith Krueger, CEO of CoSN

"If your target audience isn't listening, it's not their fault, it's yours"
Seth Godin, Small is the New Big

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