Educational Technology

October 21, 2011

A new teacher’s classroom walls: Steve Jobs’ Enduring Advice to Teachers (and students)

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Nancy Caramanico, CIO Advisor

When I first entered the classroom as an elementary school technology teacher in 1997, I was given a set of posters. As any new teacher would be, I was happy to have some posters to decorate my classroom. The posters I found in the box were photos of various innovators, thinkers, doers. Einstein, Ghandi, Jim Henson. It was not what was expecting but I selected some and put them on my classroom walls. Over time, during that first year of teaching, I got the message.

Think Different.

As it turned out, the posters were part of Apple’s 1997 campaign called Think Different. Posters were sent to schools everywhere. As a leader in the technology industry, Jobs pushed for more, for better. With normal market competition in place, innovation was the goal for not just Apple but for all.

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