It’s a lot of fun showing you how to integrate technology meaningfully into your lessons. When a teacher has an ‘aha moment’, it gives the humble technology coach / ICT integration specialist the same kind of endorphin-fueled kick as when his students do.
But motivating you to integrate technology in a way which stimulates engagement and independent learning can be very tricky indeed.
Specifically, it makes our lives very difficult when you say things like…
- “This is all very nice, but I simply don’t have the time. I have a syllabus to teach and tests to mark, you know!”
- “In my day we got along just fine without all this fancy-schmancy tech stuff.”
- “So now we’ve got to make our lessons all exciting and engaging? That’s not teaching.”
- “I cannot allow my students to discover this stuff on their own. They won’t get it right.”
- “Yes, but…
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