Undoubtedly technology is a massive boon for teaching, from massive online research facilities to interactive content and full-spectrum online learning environments, to collaboration across country and cultural divides, to the promise that teachers can spend less time preparing and grading, and systems that yield more data with which to measure students across a number of parameters — not to mention achieving the ideals of the flipped classroom.
The introduction of technology is a march towards a more integrated, interactive and motivated learning space.
But there are casualties.
Veteran teachers — who are, by nature, also of an older generation — are being compelled to include technology into their long-held and hard-won traditional classroom techniques in order to meet policy goals of their districts or schools. This has led to many of them feeling overwhelmed and uninspired.