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Because the 21st century worldis a much smaller place, ourstudents need to be able to “act”using their digital and mediaskills.—J Robinson
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Because the 21st century world is a much smaller place, our students need to be able to “act” using their digital and media skills.
—J Robinson

Don’t leave students out of the grading process. Involve students; they can—and should—play key roles in assessment and grading that promote achievement.
—Justin Tarte

One of the primary benefits of today’s technology is how it can eliminate time as a primary factor in learning. Yet our schools and workplaces alike struggle with removing the constraints of time.
—Dean Shareski

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The ubiquity of digital technologyin all realms of life isn’t goingaway, but if students don’t learnhow to shut out distractions,research shows they’ll have amuch harder time succeeding inalmost every area.—Katrina Schwartz

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If I asked a teacher a questionand they used Google, or tweetedout the question and found theinformation through a socialnetwork, many people wouldconsider that adult “resourceful.”Yet if a student does the same thing,they are considered a cheater.—George Couros

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A whole lot of attention has been placed on the vast array of tablet devices that are on the market right now and, yes, I am going to give you my “two cents.”

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People have argued that somedevices should find no home inpublic schools. I would argue thatall devices might find their placein public schools because ourchoice of tools should reflect thewide diversity of people and needsin society.—Miguel Guhlin, CIO Advisor

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“We need to stop targeting media as the problem and start getting to the heart of the issue...if there really is one.”

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If instruction requires that students receive instead of create, consider varying the media and medium used to enable learning. – Darren Draper

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We should be designing ourinstruction and teaching ourstudents to use a wide selection ofdigital tools that best fits withintheir learning style.—Rob Miller

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Should the companies whoprovide resources to schools anddistricts partner with them toprovide connections and support?—Lisa Nielsen

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Schools can ban and ignore and refuse the power of social networking sites as much as they want, but these tools aren’t going away. – Bob Sprankle