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 Unsplash.com)

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
+ 03/01/2018
Kids ROELoves Park, IL
  Public Event
+ 03/07/2018
Delaware Association of School Admin 
+ 03/16/2018
Lake Shore Central SchoolAngola, NY
+ 03/30/2018
Taylorville CUSDTaylorville, IL
+ 04/21/2018
Great ExpectationsEdmond, OK
+ 06/01/2018
MSD of MartinsvilleMartinsville, IN
+ 06/04/2018
Granbury ISDGranbury, TX
+ 06/05/2018
Columbus City SchoolsColumbus OH
+ 06/07/2018
School City of MishawakaMishawaka, IL
+ 06/13/2018
InnEdCoKeystone, CO
  Public Event
+ 06/21/2018
Barr-Reeve Jr/Sr High School- Washington Community SchoolsWashington, IN
+ 08/09/2018
St. Joseph Grade SchoolSouth Bend, IN
+ 08/14/2018
Tech CampPortage, Michigan
+ 08/15/2018
St. Anthony de Padua Catholic SchoolSouth Bend, IN
+ 09/24/2018
Alliance for Curriculum EnhancementBillings, Montana