I’ve tried hundreds of different web services and open source programs in the last year. Some of them, like Miro and Pownce, grabbed and held my attention immediately. Other web services, like Twitter, did not hold my attention at first blush but on the second time around I became a devoted user.
Unfortunately, if you’re working with teachers who are reluctant to try new technologies in the classroom, you might not get a second chance to convince them to use something new. Let’s say you’re given four hours to show and teach new technologies to a group of reluctant teachers just getting started on the road to technology integration, is it better to show them a wide variety of options or is it better to spend more time demonstrating and teaching just a few selected options?