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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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If I asked a teacher a question and they used Google, or tweeted out the question and found the information through a social network, many people would consider that adult “resourceful.” Yet if a student does the same thing, they are considered a cheater.
—George Couros

We learn best after failing. In fact, you should start promoting epic failures in your classroom. Give a round of applause when students fail because now the learning can really begin.
—AJ Juliani

Let’s face it, we’ve been distracted creatures for thousands of years, but it’s time we started managing those distractions and not letting them rule our lives. Do we really need to know when our washing machine is done?
—Carl Hooker

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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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If we continue to let fear offailure rule our school systemsthen that’s where we’ll stay. Howare you going to share with yourschool and district the greatthings you learned?—Kyle Pace

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Leaders instill trust in those thatwork for them. They get thingsdone when they say they’re goingto. There isn’t really a “backburner” to put things on.—Kyle Pace

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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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Today’s obsession with MOOCs isa reminder of the old forecastingparadigm: in the early stages oftechnology introduction we try tofit new technologies into existingsocial structures in ways thathave become familiar to us.”– Marina Gorbis

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Here is this week’s MOOCmetaphor. MOOCs are like thepatronising uncle who has yet tohave a child of his own.– The Ed Techie