Blog Bits, January 2012

While I believe schools should be wired places where community members can access the Internet, I do not believe all students need the same tool nor do I believe all students need the government to provide them with the learning tools they deem best.
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While I believe schools should be wired places where community members can access the Internet, I do not believe all students need the same tool nor do I believe all students need the government to provide them with the learning tools they deem best.
– Lisa Nielsen

A lot of money is often spent as schools or districts try to climb aboard the Technology/21st Century Skill wagon without first identifying Purpose.
– Bob Sprankle

What a teacher does in her classroom everyday is directly related to her beliefs about learning. No amount of instruction or PD will matter unless a teacher wants to change.
– Dean Shareski

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