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As I was creating a unit plan today, (teaching students about how technology is absolutely revolutionizing the way we can communicate with and learn from others), I decided to search for some good quotes. I assumed there had to be something out there about technology, and how it’s making it so much easier and more efficient to indulge our natural sense of curiosity. Instead, here are just a few samples of what I found:

All of the biggest technological inventions created by man – the airplane, the automobile, the computer – says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness.
~Mark Kennedy

It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. ~Albert Einstein

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards. ~Aldous Huxley

ARE THEY SERIOUS? Are they talking about the same technology that allows a 3rd grade cancer patient to still attend class (using Skype) while receiving chemo treatments? Are they talking about the same technology that allows educators WORLDWIDE to share resources and lesson plans in order to most effectively teach our kids? Are they talking about the same technology that allows my kids to publish their writing in a forum where it can actually be read by THOUSANDS instead of just several? Are they talking about the same technology that encourages, and makes possible, two classrooms in different countries to connect and share ideas in a global academic conversation?

I’m slightly confused why when we hear the word technology apparently what jumps to everyone’s mind are atomic bombs destroying civilization, or 5-in-1 remotes that allow us to live on our couches. It looks like some people need to take a Tech class.

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