What role does technology play in your world?

Food for thought on teaching in a digital world:

“Technology is nothing. What’s important is that you have a faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them”  –Steve Jobs

“The first rule of any technology used in a business is that automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency. The second is that automation applied to an inefficient operation will magnify the inefficiency.”   -Bill Gates

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.” – Arthur C. Clarke (Author)

“Technology is anything that wasn’t around when you were born.” – Alan Kay (Computer Scientist)

“Technology has forever changed the world we live in. We’re online, in one way or another, all day long. Our phones and computers have become reflections of our personalities, our interests, and our identities. They hold much that is important to us.”   – James Comey (Public Servant)

“The human spirit must prevail over technology.  It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.”- Albert Einstein (Scientist)

“Just because something doesn’t do what you planned it to do doesn’t mean it’s useless.” – Thomas Edison (Inventor)

“Technology can be our best friend, and technology can also be the biggest party pooper of our lives. It interrupts our own story, interrupts our ability to have a thought or a daydream, to imagine something wonderful, because we’re too busy bridging the walk from the cafeteria back to the office on the cell phone.”  –Steven Spielberg  (Motion Pictures)