Digital Mafia: Taking a look at Educational Tech Training

Dragonfly Training

Author: Peter Dawes @P_Dawes

The Digital Mafia love technology. It has made life so much easier. It is empowering pupils. I just can’t get enough of it. If I could, I’d marry it. And bla de bla de bla de bloody bla. Because this is what you have to say now, don’t you? Questioning, however fleetingly, the central role of technology in education, is right up there with fascism, racism etc. Hold on a moment, Peter, I hear you say. Hasn’t the bulk of your training career revolved around exploiting technology?! Er, yes. But let me explain. I’m sure you’ll have seen something similar to the bell curve below, outlining the rate of uptake of innovations.

All very interesting, all very informative. But also very loaded. How about that label “Laggards”? Is it just me, or does that make them sound like the sort of people who deserve locking up…

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