Here’s Why Teachers Adopt New Tech — and Why They Don’t
May 29, 2019
By: Teagan Carlson
I can’t count the number of technological tools that were marketed directly to me during my 14-year teaching career. I could probably count the number of tools I tried out and tested—that number would be in the double-digits. And the number of education-specific apps, services, and software I actually used consistently? Those I could easily count on one hand.
You see, as a high school English teacher working more than 50-hour weeks, I just didn’t have the time to invest in new technology. Any “spare” time I had (the time my friends used to advance their careers, take Yoga, connect on Facebook) I spent lesson planning, rereading literature and grading papers. The only time I had to explore technology was during professional development and over the summer. Translation: never.