This week, the Cisco Education team attended the annual ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) conference, an event for educators and technology supporters.

Throughout the three-day conference, our team learned from educators, thought leaders and experts from around the world. In addition to attending breakout sessions, keynotes and panels, we also teamed up with Cisco Meraki to introduce educators to our technologies through a booth on the expo floor.


To highlight the impactful conversations, discussions and key insights learned, here are seven quotes from ISTE that sum up the meaningful change that these education leaders hope to achieve through technology.


This assistant professor of literacy and education urged educators to consider what the future job force will look like. To prepare students, we need to alter the curriculum and learning methods to better equip students.


World renowned physicist Dr. Michio Kaku spoke to the future of education, proclaiming that transportation, medicine and education were the next industries to be digitized.


This quote, from a panel on project-based learning, encourages teachers to provide meaningful instruction and projects to allow students to drive their own education.


This Princeton University professor urges educators to invest in the next generation and encourage and prepare students for the future.


Ayah Bdeir, Founder and CEO of littleBits, shares the value of curiosity and problem-solving in education.


Levar Burton, best known for his role in Reading Rainbow, says that literacy goes beyond reading and writing and now extends into new modes of literacy, like coding.

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Kerry Gallagher tells educators to inspire students through multimedia resources, not just traditional learning tools.

Want to learn more about our presence at ISTE? Read this blog to learn more about our booth and demos.



Alexia Crossman

Global Healthcare Leader

Cisco Industries Marketing