Blog Bits, August 2011

If you’ve never experienced a teen signing up for a Facebook account, then you haven’t really lived... at least not on Facebook. —Bob Sprankle
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If you’ve never experienced a teen signing up for a Facebook account, then you haven’t really lived... at least not on Facebook.
—Bob Sprankle

Isn’t it odd that in PK-12 school life, we think we can’t measure success without one-size-fits all government imposed tests?
—Lisa Nielsen

Give your Google searches a global perspective.
—Silvia Tolisano

Until we strategically attack each of the barriers that hold so many back, we will continue to move slowly, our schools will continue in (relative) irrelevance, and the faces of many-an-ISTE-goer will proceed through every shade of blue imaginable while singing this same sad tune.
—Darren Draper

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