There seems to be an underlying thread throughout recent tweets and blog posts – disconnect between tech trainers and educators. @socratech tweeted just today looking for suggestions of good and bad things done with technology pd – mistakes made was the nicer way he put it. I think @tomwhitby hit the nail on the head when he said that PD needs to focus less on the bells and whistles and more on how tech will help teachers (which then will help students). For many teachers, reality forces them to focus on the bottom line – no time to create much less time to design rubrics to grade the creativity. As @tomwhitby points out, teachers are stuck at the lowest levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy – It’s About the Facts.
Teachers need to be able to see what is in it for them during PD. You will never get teachers on board with anything (much less technology) if they can’t see how it will help them. Hard pill to swallow, but it’s true. Technology professional development needs to be presented as easy for teachers to understand, easy to teachers to integrate, and be possible to replicate on their own in their own classrooms.
As for Bloom’s, make note of this wiki – Bloom’s for the Digital Age http://edorigami.wikispaces.com/Bloom%27s+Digital+Taxonomy Probably WAY more than you wanted, but start with the rubrics alone to identify how technology takes education to the higher levels.