Top 10 Ways to Ensure Teachers Will Never Integrate Technology

Sometimes, when I’m trying to figure out what TO do, it helps to first think about what NOT to do. I’ve found this to be a particularly helpful strategy when I’m designing professional development or thinking about a particularly difficult problem. Setting up the antithetical somehow helps to sharpen my focus on what I’d like the solution to look like. So, when I introduced the idea of tech leadership in schools to my Master’s of Educational Technology Students in Rouen, France, I asked them to think about what NOT to do. Group 1 crafted a Top 10 List of Ways to Ensure Teachers would NEVER Integrate Technology. Group 2 crafted a Top 10 List of Tech PD Fails that would surely turn teachers off the notion of tech integration. I thought their ideas were pretty clever — and spot on!