The past couple of weeks have been a study in contrast and application. I've been working with a teacher-student teacher team conducting research in a public school head start classroom. I've watched my student teacher work with 3, 4, and 5-year olds. These preschoolers are using Fischer-Price digital cameras to identify patterns in nature, and within the classroom. These students are in the morning session. Afternoon session pre-schoolers are learning the same content but without the use of the digital cameras. It is surprising how well they can compose their images and with help upload their "good" pictures to the photo printer. The project is more involved and includes coloring, "writing", and telling their stories for transcription and inclusion in their own hardbound books. During this same couple of weeks, I've noticed colleagues who still carry a paper gradebook, print out all email to read on paper, etc. If this were simply a matter of preference, it wouldn't be worth posting here. However, what I witness is fearlessness and fearfulness. What I notice is learning as "play" and learning as "work". I'm going to be 56 on my next birthday so I come to ed tech as a mature woman. I don't see my openness to technology and its inclusion in life and learning as a function of age. Why do you think some of our colleagues are so tech avoidant?