5. They're Technologically Capable
Let's not belabor this point, after all, plenty of ink (or pixels as the case may be!) has already been spilled on this topic. As time passes, the statement "But I'm not very good with ________." (fill in the blank with any number of technological devices) is sounding ever more like "But I'm not very good with a telephone."
The only time the sentiment above is acceptable is if it's followed immediately by "...but I'm very willing to learn!" After all, we wouldn't accept such weak rationalizations from students regarding their work. In 2013, as a profession, we lose credibility every time we allow excuses like this to go unchallenged. Enough said.
The reason this caught my eye is because I still hear this as the prevailing "reason" why teachers aren't using technology or even allowing students to use it in their disciplines.
I'd like to know what you think about it. Please post in the comments below.