Yes indeed, life with technology can be very similar to life with drugs … full of promise, potentially mind-enhancing and yes, just as dangerous and time-consuming. So, we need to be careful what we are taking and who we are dealing with. This article outlines some common pitfalls in implementing technology in Education and how they can be avoided. Excellent reading although, unfortunately, I suspect that many teachers who read it will throw their hands up in despair as they probably knew or have see all these pitfalls but have not been in a position to avoid them: teachers are all too often left out of the planning stage where budgets, image and politics can be more important that what is needed to make it all work effectively on the ground. The post is here: http://tinyurl.com/8x9tkck but take a minute to follow some of the links at the bottom of the article also.
Plan that trip