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ERIC Number: EJ842178
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
Resistance Is Futile
O'Hanlon, Charlene
T.H.E. Journal, v36 n3 p32-36 Mar 2009
How odd it should seem that even today, with interactive whiteboards, content management systems, wireless broadband, handhelds, and every sort of sophisticated computing device penetrating and improving the classroom experience for students, David Roh, general manager for Follett Digital Resources can still say, "There are hundreds of reasons why teachers don't want to use the technology. Those are some very hard people to move." How can school districts get universal teacher buy-in for new technologies? The simple answer is, they can't. But before trying to win over as many technology converts as possible, a district must take the first step of understanding why resistance exists within its teacher population. The second step is to carry out the solutions to help crack it. This article offers three strategies for encouraging teachers to use the technology.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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