I disagree with the idea that these are up and coming technology tools for the classroom. I think that the up and coming technology is the tech that already exists. The innovation comes with the application. We are teaching the common core standards with a focus on collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity. We need to model and inspire creativity to develop divergent thinking to get students to have an entrepreneurial spirit. An entrepreneur is the ultimate innovator, like a divergent thinker is the ultimate creative genius.
I will go into those at a later post, but they generally talk about transforming activities, lessons, and student generated products with technology. Teachers can transform their classes with simple technology.
Technology PD is simply professional development on teaching practice. I am an advocate for the belief that it is not great teaching unless there is support for language learners, differentiation for fast and slow learners, and technology. If your technology PD is on an expandable program like spreadsheets or slides, you are able to differentiate your PD for those who have a discomfort with clicking and making mistakes, requiring more attention while also providing an extension for those who may know the program but have only used it in a single facet.
Narrow the tools you teach, expand your influence to apprehensive teachers, get more teachers to integrate technology and transform their classrooms.