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BLOG BITS, August 2012

So let’s just admit what happened. The 21st Century came and we were not ready.
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So let’s just admit what happened. The 21st Century came and we were not ready. Some screamed for change and some resisted— others just rode the wave.
—Dr. Henry Thiele

These wearable technologies like Google’s glasses that project information right where a person is looking will have the same effect on smartphones and computers as the motion picture did on books.
—Nick Bilton

The education industry seems to be tracking similarly to every early stage tech industry or product with big potential.
—Rob Nai



BLOG BITS, September 2012

When content is free, open, and accessible to all then we need to rethink what lectures should be used for and delivering content or knowledge is not a good use.


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

BLOG BITS, October 2012

Netbooks, which in 2009 seemed to be the computing format of the future, have been one of the biggest casualties of the growing popularity of tablets. —Louie Herr

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


Many of us have not accepted thatmuch of what we value and believeabout teaching has already beenreplaced by technology.—Chad Evans

Blog Bits, June 2011

We are a country that is supposed to be a leader in this world, and we are spending more time, and money, pointing fingers than trying to fix our problems.

Blog Bits, October 2011

No longer can we expect students to care about content simply because we tell them to. They are highly aware of the ubiquitous nature of information and realize it is easily accessible outside the classroom. —Dean Shareski

BLOG BITS, June 2012

Twitter wasn’t invented with Arab Spring in mind, but it is clear that social networking tools have helped in planning and organizing radical change.

BLOG BITS, July 2012

Many schools and districts are putting in place policies about gadgets and media rather than people and behavior. – Lisa Nielsen