Curriculum Administrator, April 1998, p. 30

Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of staff development is the difficulty in seeing tangible effects on the classroom learning process. According to Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow research, merely instructing teachers on how to use a specific software application or piece of hardware does not imply an improved learning experience for students and teachers alike.

The key is training that shows teachers how to integrate technology into their lesson plans and curricula, as well as foster skills in students beyond the traditional math, reading, and writing set, such as information processing, problem solving, and other higher level mental skills.