However, there are countless web tools and gadgets to make life easier for everyone. The question is how can we professionally develop teachers in a way that is efficient, meets their needs, doesn't overwhelm, and is cost effective? I don't think there is a silver bullet that can span all school districts systematically. Just like our students, each school corporation, each building requires a unique plan for professional development. I think there are a few things like an RSS Reader such as The Old Reader, Feedly, or NewsBlur that make learning easy and fast, but that is another post.
Technology in and of itself is not the answer for education--that is not what I am saying. It is a tool... actually it is a massive warehouse full of millions of tools and if we don't let teachers in the warehouse and give them a guided tour, they are going to walk the other way. This is going to have negative effects on their classroom and school corporation as a whole. Education is moving quickly into technology, we have to equip or teachers with the tools and support they need to embrace this movement, not fear it.