I love how you address accountability in your post. Having teachers report back is one of the best ways to ensure that things are actually getting done. As others have mentioned, it is encouraging to see the final student product. However, without the "umph" to try out the respective technology, teachers are typically left with a faded memory of a wow. My own experience as a trainee reinforces this as well. I may have been interested in one of the 50 things we were shown, but would be more inclined to try/learn it if I had to share the results!
I see your point about age, but also see how it factors into this discussion. Based on my experience and Mark's post, I don't think he was indicating that age was an isolated factor. Anyone without the proper background or comfort will be unlikely to "migrate" easily in spite of age. However, many teachers who have years of experience, by default are older, and are often in static zones of comfort that make it difficult to try new things. I worked with "senior teachers" who wanted to use technology, but their inexperience and minimal basic skills made them feel overwhelmed.
In regards to providing training/tools to the people who will use it...I believe that this would leave education in its current state and prevent major changes across the board. As Paul suggested, once people are forced to do something they may enjoy it in spite of their personal feelings. With that said, more required transitions into technology could increase the population of teachers interested in and using technology. This, in turn, could result in more teachers willing to try actual classroom integration. =^)