Probably one of the most frustrating things in education is when small changes create entire paradigm shifts. It’s frustrating not because the shift is occurring, but because not many people acknowledge or adopt the shift. For example, our district has adopted the Google Apps for Education. It is a very versatile package that simulates Microsoft … Continue reading Shift Happens
What is it that draws us to Technology? As an educator, I find it interesting that while we have a theory of how people adopt technology (the innovation adoption curve of Rogers), we still don’t know why. Rogers’ curve says that there are five levels of adoption: Innovators, Early Adopters, Early Majority, Late Majority, and … Continue reading Technology vs Learning Adoption
How many times have you been reading on social media and seen the acronym SMHL wondering what it stands for? It means “shake my head laughing” and it is something I quietly do regularly at my job. You see, I help teachers design their lessons in order to increase engagement. While I am not laughing … Continue reading Inherent problems with the conceptual understanding of SAMR
We all think of technology as being the way of the future. However, what is it that educators truly expect technology to do for them in the classroom? As a campus-based instructional technology specialist, I recently stopped assuming and started asking. Here is what I found.Teachers expect six specific things: presentations, collaboration, research, artifact production, … Continue reading What do educators expect of Technology?