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Clipped: Seymour Papert

In Clipped on December 6, 2009 at 1:07 am

“I FEEL VERY DEEPLY COMMITTED TO THE IDEA that, although rationality isn’t everything, and passion and interests and faith of various sorts count as much–nevertheless, rationality is a force for the good, and the more people that are capable of rational, critical thinking–the better the world will be; the more that have access to knowledge about the rest of the world–the better the world will be.”

–Seymour Papert, Mathematician, Computer Scientist, Educator – 2007 Interview – One Laptop Per Child

Clipped: Karen Cator

In Clipped on December 3, 2009 at 3:58 pm

“TECHNOLOGY WILL BE IN PLAY in every aspect of the education-reform agenda.”

–Karen Cator, Director, Office of  Educational Technology, US Department of Education, at the SIIA Ed Tech Business Forum, December 1, 2009 

Clipped: Keith Krueger

In Clipped on November 30, 2009 at 7:04 pm

“THE US DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RANKED 55 industry sectors by their level of IT intensiveness. Education was ranked number 55–the lowest–below coal mining.”

–Keith Krueger, CEO, Consortium for School Networking, from “Learning to Change, Changing to Learn”

Clipped: President Obama

In Clipped on November 28, 2009 at 9:33 pm

“I’M WORKING HARD TO FIX UP your classrooms and get you the books and the equipment and the computers you need to learn. But you’ve got to do your part, too.” 

–President Obama, “Message for America’s Students,” September 8, 2009

Clipped: Mark Twain

In Clipped on November 27, 2009 at 6:38 am

“I HAVE NEVER LET MY schooling interfere with my education.” 

–Mark Twain