Make no mistake, once technology is used in the classroom, elearning teaching methods (many such as GEAR are really solid) need to be applied. How many schools have provided blended learning training for their traditionally trained educators?
Elearning instructional design is developing solid models of learning which embrace measurable and memorable personalised learning. Meanwhile most class-based educators have professional development overtime on topics such as differentiation, technology integration and peer-to-peer learning. What if holistic professional development redesigns the way teachers construct learning?
Schools have been moving towards blended learning through learning platforms and flipped lessons, why not remove the confusion and integrate technology entirely, providing the blended learning instructional methodologies such as GEAR (see previous AGILE in Education post).
Take a look at Edustruct, it offers an integrated paperless platform for educators, with secure social media options for parents and students: https://edustruct.com/ . This is one example of complete technological immersion, providing the environment and the tools to truly integrate; now how about professional development in instructional design?