The Iceberg: Getting beneath the surface of #edtech fears (#DitchBook)

Like an iceberg, what reluctant adopters say may only be 10 percent of what they’re feeling. Here are some ideas for allaying their fears. (Public domain photo via

About 90 percent of an iceberg is underwater.

Like an iceberg, what reluctant adopters say may only be 10 percent of what they’re feeling.

For anyone that encourages educators to try something new — especially with tech — there are responses that we often hear …

  • I’m not tech-savvy.
  • I don’t have the time to learn a new tech tool.
  • I tried something new and the kids resisted.
  • Students won’t even complete their homework. Why should I worry about using technology in my lessons?

In this #DitchBook Twitter chat, we addressed those concerns and more.

Scroll down to check out a summary of our discussion below.

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Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

 DateEvent / Event DetailsCity / More Info
+ 01/05/2018
Taylorville CUSDTaylorville, IL
+ 01/08/2018
Princeville CUSDPrinceville, IL
+ 01/26/2018
Erie 1 BOCESWest Seneca, NY
+ 01/29/2018
Jackson R-2 School DistrictJackson, MO
+ 02/02/2018
California League of Schools (DBC)Monterey, CA
+ 02/07/2018
Ditch That Homework Workshop (Region 8 ESC)Fort Wayne, IN
 Venue:The Summit
1025 W. Rudisill Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46807
Public Event
+ 02/08/2018
Ditch That Homework WorkshopMishawaka, IN
 Venue:Northern Indiana Educational Service Center (NIESC)
56535 Magnetic Drive
Mishawaka, IN 46545
Public Event
+ 03/07/2018
Delaware Association of School Admin2 Skype Presos
+ 03/16/2018
Lake Shore Central SchoolAngola, NY
+ 06/21/2018
The Suite Life ConferenceWashington, IN
+ 08/09/2018
St. Joseph Grade SchoolSouth Bend, IN
+ 08/15/2018
St. Anthony de Padua Catholic SchoolSouth Bend, IN