Wow ... I know, I know. Two blog posts within a month of each other? No way!
Anyways, I have a new theory about integrating technology into the classroom for the leery. (Is that the right word there? I teach Math, not English)
I am trying my hardest to convince fellow teachers of the value of technology in the classroom and for those that are still not so sure, I think here's how you start.
You give it as extra credit. You say, "here, do this and turn it in here."
While I am not leery of technology, I recently assigned this to my students. I was inspired by @fouss and her Conics Project, so I tweaked it, added some things and instead of doing it in class, I am having them do it outside of class. I am letting THEM learn the technology, I am letting them WORK with the technology and I am NOT teaching them how to do any of it.
Now, yes, I will answer questions, of course. But, seriously, they're on their own. So much so, they're doing it over Christmas Break.
So, teachers, if you don't know how to integrate technology, assign it and let them free.
Let them teach YOU.