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1 Change is Never Easy - Dave Thornburg & David Dwyer collected quotes… - And Daniel H. Pink – A Whole New Mind PBS Video – Digital Media – New Learners of the 21 st Century

2 Teacher's Conference, 1703  "Students today can't prepare bark to calculate their problems. They depend upon their slates, which are more expensive. What will they do when the slate is dropped and it breaks? They will be unable to write."

3 Principals' Association, 1815  "Students today depend upon paper too much. They don't know how to write on a slate without getting chalk dust all over themselves. They can't clean a slate properly. What will they do when they run out of paper?"

4 National Association of Teachers, 1907  "Students today depend too much upon ink. They don't know how to use a penknife to sharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil."

5 PTA Gazette, 1941  “Students today depend upon store bought ink. They don't know how to make their own. When they run out of ink they will be unable to write words or ciphers until their next trip to the settlement. This is a sad commentary on modern education."

6 Federal Teachers, 1950  "Ball-point pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The American virtues of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Businesses and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries."

7 1987 – Apple Classroom -4 th gr. teacher  “If students turn in papers they did on the computer, I require them to write them over in long hand because I don’t believe they do the computer work on their own.”

8 1988 – Apple Classroom- Science Fair Judge  “Computers give students an unfair advantage. Therefore, students who used computers to analyze data or create displays will be eliminated from the science fair.”

9 Digital Media, New Learners of the 21 st Century, 2010  Literacy has always been defined by the technology… [digital media] is the NEW Literacy.  Nichole Pinkard, Youth Learning Network…. PBS Video

10 And here we are today…

11 Can We Move On?  For individuals, families, and organizations, professional success and personal fulfillment now require a whole new mind.”  – A Whole New Mind - Daniel H. Pink

12 Can We Move On??  “Today, the defining skills of the previous era – the “left brain” capabilities that powered the Information Age – are necessary but no longer sufficient. …. A Whole New Mind - Daniel H. Pink

13 A Little Creativity Goes a Long Way Support Writing to the "T" - With Technology

14 Can We Move On?  And … the “right-brain” qualities of inventiveness, empathy, joyfulness, and meaning – increasingly will determine who flourishes and who flounders.  A Whole New Mind - Daniel H. Pink

15 C Lehmann, Science Leadership Academy  If we teach today’s students the way we taught them yesterday... we rob them of tomorrow!  John Dewey


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