Just Use It: Rethinking Technology Training for K-12 Teachers

August 11, 2005

A popular and long-standing marketing slogan exhorts potential athletes (and customers) to “just do it.” While arguably not a model for decision-making on matters of great importance, it is worth contemplating whether the underlying philosophy of that phrase might not be the best approach for teacher technology training. Rather than expending time and resources on certain types of computer technology training for K-12 educators, wouldn’t it be better if we (this is the “royal we,” encompassing all who do technology training) espoused a training philosophy of “just use it?”

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