We need time to learn how things work, experience using it, and time to plan and prepare for integration.
Improving teaching is the most effective way to improve student learning. Rodriguez, G. (2000). Providing Professional Development for Effective Technology Use . Retrieved November 9, 2008, from http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te1000.htm
“ Teachers cited independent” driven “learning most frequently as preparing them for technology use, followed by professional development activities with their colleagues.” Teachers’ Tools for the 21st Century: A Report on Teachers’ Use of Technology (2000, September). Retrieved November 9, 2008, from http://nces.ed.gov/surveys/frss/publications/2000102/index.asp?sectionid=6
Team with us! Allow us 4 hours a year per teacher to meet with Joe during school to learn new concepts and engage students.