Very interesting article. I always wondered if there is a way to start a grassroots PD in newer technologies. Recently, I was shmoozing with a low tech teacher (but amazingly talented and an expert in the classroom) and telling them what I do in my classroom (my classroom skills do not even come up to this persons toes). I explained that even being not so comfortable on computers, there was still a lot of simpler tech that could be used in his particular classroom. Then, I explained to him a few of those things. It was unbelievable to watch this master teacher get excited about a totally brand new idea. I think the teacher was more receptive because it was done in a one on one setting and not in an entire school PD session. Often teachers need to be handheld into adapting something new into their own personal classroom. It is not good enough to make school wide Professional Developments and then expect the teachers to have the understanding and be motivated to enter the 21st Century on their own.