Celebrate, Tolerate, or Undermine #EdTech

Current teachers have a variety of stances on instructional technology. We may be the last generation of teachers to consider teaching with and without technology as fundamentally different.
Students currently view our segmented stance on using and not using technology as old-fashioned.

Part of my job is instructional technology, the other part is helping teachers to manage change in education. There are really only three types of teachers: those who celebrate, those who tolerate, and those who undermine the movement of instructional technology into classrooms. Everett Rogers’ (2003) diffusion of innovations theory illustrates the rate at which new ideas and technology spread. Everett Rogers book on the subject rings true, was first published in 1962, his book is now in a fifth edition.

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