Shift Happens

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

Technology vs Learning Adoption

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

What do educators expect of Technology?

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?