A while ago I posted 10 Educational Technology Quotes I found to be inspiring, provoking, or just witty. Since then, I have been on patrol to find more educational technology quotes, and it has been a hard search! I’m not sure if it’s because the field is still relatively new or if it’s because I’m just not looking in the right places, but it shouldn’t be this hard to find good quotes about educational technology!

In any case, after months of searching, I finally have ten more quotes worthwhile of being presented. Enjoy!

“Teachers need to stop saying, ‘Hand it in,’ and start saying ‘Publish It,’ instead” – Alan November

“Digital media enables us to build more stages for our kids to express themselves.” – Marco Torres

“When faced with a steam-rolling technology, you either become part of the technology or part of the road!” – Nigel Willetts

“The technology itself is not transformative. It’s the school, the pedagogy, that is transformative.” – Tanya Byron

“The biggest problem in teaching particular lessons: the gaps. Online tools can fill in those gaps. 90% of students learn 90% of the material. There’s that missing 10% and it’s never the same 10%.” – Michael Gough

“We already knew that kids learned computer technology more easily than adults, It is as if children were waiting all these centuries for someone to invent their native language.” – Jaron Lanier

“To understand their world we must be willing to immerse ourselves in that world. We must embrace the new digital reality. If we can’t relate, if we don’t get it, we won’t be able to make schools relevant to the current and future needs of the digital generation.” – Ian Jukes

“Television didn’t transform education. Neither will the internet. But it will be another tool for teachers to use in their effort to reach students in the classroom. It will also be a means by which students learn outside the classroom” – John Palfrey

“Our children have digital limbs. We cannot amputate them at the front door.” – Brendan Murphy

“Curriculum tells you what to teach, but doesn’t tell you HOW you have to, make the shift to the 21st century learning environment.” – Stacy Behmer

Thoughts? Reactions? Share your feedback!


5 thoughts on “10 More Educational Technology Quotes

  1. “Technology isn’t an option that schools may or may not choose for their kids. Technological competency is a requirement for entry into the global economy — and the faster we embrace it, the more we maintain and secure our economic leadership in the 21st century… ”
    — Education Secretary Arne Duncan

  2. am in teaching profession in an engg. institute……. i love to quote my teaching with different quotes on varied subject….ur cite is being helpful to me in many ways….thank uuuu

  3. I am all for new and emerging technology in the classroom, what I do not embrace, is technology being used to substitute skills. The use of a spellchecker and calculator in basic skills does not build confidence or essential skills in the real world. Learners may not always have technology at hand to do simple form filling or numeracy in the real world and this is where technology over steps its boundaries.

  4. I completely agree that technology should not substitute or replace the needed skills that are learned in the classroom. I will add that technology is the pencil and paper of the 21st century and the backbone of today’s global economy. It is a tool to help educate people, not a replacement for that education. Today’s “form filing” is used in today’s business and global economy with Microsoft OneNote or Evernote, not paper and filing cabinets except in certain cases in which my 5 year old can grasp this concept within seconds. Learning just how to use a collaboration software program can increase productivity in schools and business alike tremendously. To put boundaries on technology in the classroom is to limit our children’s potential to learn. I do agree that it does need to be used correctly but you can use a knife to spread butter or to hurt someone or something. Just some thoughts.

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