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From a principal’s publication in 1815: “Students today depend on 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?” Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology by Allan Collins and Richard Halverson


From the journal of the National Association of Teachers, 1907: “Students today depend too much on ink. They don’t know how to use a knife to sharpen a pencil. Pen and ink will never replace the pencil.” Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology by Allan Collins and Richard Halverson


From Rural American Teacher, 1928: “Students today depend on 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.” Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology by Allan Collins and Richard Halverson


From Federal Teachers, 1950: “Ballpoint pens will be the ruin of education in our country. Students use these devices then throw them away. The American values of thrift and frugality are being discarded. Businesses and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.� Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology by Allan Collins and Richard Halverson


“Any growth requires a temporary loss of security.� Madeline Hunter


The use and integration of technology in the classroom, school house, and central administration will determine how well GCS students compete in the global economy and are key components of the 21st century classroom. As a result, in order for students and staff to achieve excellence, GCS must focus its efforts on instructional technology.


"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow“ John Dewey


The focus is to help teachers use technology to support learning in the classroom in a wide variety of subjects. Growing up digitally, today’s students come to school pre-programmed to use and adapt easily to new technologies. Yet often they spend the day learning the same way their parents and grandparents did: without email, Internet access, computers, video and other devices most adults now use continually at work and at home.


"Do not confine your children to your own learning, for they were born in another time." Chinese Proverb


The established standards will change the face of the classroom in GCS and will incorporate new teaching methods. The role of teachers is changing as well, according to research conducted by the NC DPI. Rather than standing in front of the classroom lecturing to students, teachers increasingly need to serve as learning coaches by using technology to engage students in solving “real-world� issues or problems.


"Teachers need to integrate technology seamlessly into the curriculum instead of viewing it as an add-on, an afterthought, or an event." Heidi-Hayes Jacobs, Educational Consultant


Learning today also occurs on an anywhere, anytime basis as the digital revolution renders traditional barriers, such as time distance and place, obsolete.


“I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.” Mark Twain


Enhancing technology integration as it relates to curriculum and instruction is an essential part of the journey toward excellence. GCS’ district-wide technology system has to support a wide range of people and operation. Making information more easily accessible, ensuring that work isn’t duplicated and enhancing productivity are required for GCS students and staff to excel now, and in the future.


"The need to know the capital of Florida died when my phone learned the answer. Rather, the students of tomorrow need to be able to think creatively: they will need to learn on their own, adapt to new challenges and innovate on-the-fly." Anthony Chivetta, high school student in Missouri


"You must be the change you want to see in the world" Gandhi


Goal by June 30, 2012


Goal by June 30, 2012


Goal by June 30, 2012


Goal by June 30, 2012


“The great aim of education is not knowledge, but action.” Herbert Spencer


Implementation Strategies


Implementation Strategies


Implementation Strategies


Implementation Strategies


Implementation Strategies


Implementation Strategies


"There can be infinite uses of the computer and of new age technology, but if the teachers themselves are not able to bring it into the classroom and make it work, then it fails." Nancy Kassebaum, U.S. Senator


Implementation Strategies


Implementation Strategies


Implementation Strategies


The principle goal of education is to create men and woman who are capable of doing new things, not simply repeating what other generations have done. Jean Piaget


Sources: •

http://www.gcsnc.com/superintendent/pdf/StrategicPlan-Final%20-%20Single%20Pages.pdf#page=40

http://www.slideshare.net/tonyvincent/education-technology-quotes

Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology by Allan Collins and Richard Halverson quoted on http://synthesizingeducation.com/blog/2010/01/21/some-funny-educational-technology-quotes/


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