That pretty much sums it up

Updated 1/28 with photo quote created by Dean Shareski:

Are you a bench warmer?

While reading through the 2009 Horizon Report, I came across a quote that caught my eye. It was the same one that Will and others spotted as well:

Increasingly, those who use technology in ways that expand their global connections are more likely to advance, while those who do not will find themselves on the sidelines.

This statement goes for educators, administrators, students, and even organizations. Yes, organizations as well. I would even say that is some key advice for parents as well.

So, the question becomes, do you “quit, complain, or innovate?” – Marco Torres, 10/06

4 thoughts on “That pretty much sums it up

  1. I love the quote and believe it with all my heart. I don’t enjoy standing on the sidelines, so put in the game coach, I’m ready to play.

    By the way, Coach Floyd, sorry about all the questions that I send your way, but I gotta be learning or I will just wilt away.

  2. I loved your question! Last year I attended the SC Council for Exceptional Children conference and was upset that there weren’t many technology presentations. I decided to quit complaining and be part of the solution so I presented at this year’s conference. I feel that I made a difference and I’m glad I didn’t just sit on the sidelines.

  3. Thanks, Pat. I had a lengthy conversation with one of our teachers today on the way to TCEA in Austin. She strongly believes that if current teachers do not open their minds up and try new technologies within their instruction, they will be hard pressed to stay pertinent. I just hope that more teachers find better ways to engage our kids. If technology can do that, then so be it. That just makes my job a lot more entertaining.

    Thanks for the visit and the comment. Congrats on your presentation. If you have any links to it online, I would love to see them. I am always out to learn from others whenever I can.

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