Steve Taffee reflects on the changing technologies in the classroom with overhead projectors, writing on blackboards, powerpoint presentations. He says that technology reveals much about how teachers approach teaching and manage their classrooms, offering examples including questioning the stand and deliver approach of teachers and
Does the teacher struggle to get the technology up and running and freak out when it fails? Chances are that they may be disorganized and fretful in other aspects of their teaching such as when textbooks change, the forget a lesson plan at home, or a fire drill interrupts the class period.
He closes with wondering about the difference between mediocre and great teaching practices using new technologies.