I recently came across a posting of Sheryl Nussbaum Beach who writes in her blog about the "9 Principles for Implementation: The Big Shift" .
She's writing about how change can be made possible and understands the fear of teachers facing this change:
"Screaming for Something Concrete to Hold on To
Yet, even knowing this is not "business as usual, but business as unusual" and that we have to unlearn and relearn- our inner teacher screams out for the concreteness of How. Give me the 10 simple steps to mastering the changes needed in education and I am there. Oh, if only it were that simple."
What I find interesting is the very realistic approach of this article about the need to create networks and that the most important focus has to be on people - the students and the teachers - and not on technology, which is only a vehicle for bringing people together for collaborative learning and working.