Yesterday I came across this blog and basically it made me think a bit… and I refer to one of the previous comments for the post dealing with digital portfolio. What this blog said that in reality, even when technology influx in school was very low there were always other priorities which were missing… the tattered state of text books for example, the pitiful state of labs, and we always blamed the lack of funding, the lack of support. And yet I think that this is not the issue. Again we’re missing the wood for the trees here. We are teachers, we are professionals, then let us get down to doing our jobs as professionals without complaints. It seems that as students we go through our lives complaining… too much work we say, too much to study, no time to enjoy the weekend. Then we start teaching and we complain. There is always time and reason to complain. I don’t know how many of you have ever worked with private companies or industry. There, if you complain, then you either grit your teeth, smile and carry on or else you pack up and find yourself another job… if you find one that is. In teaching, it seems that complaints come in plenty. I hear a lot of complaints, about students, about the school, about timetables, and now about technologies. I am not saying all this is easy. Life is not easy at all. If you want an easy life, then you can stay at home and do nothing. Technology nowadays does not need specialised equipment which costs a lot of money. Technology and learning nowadays is not constrained to the classroom. As you yourself can see from this course, we had one face-to-face session and I am sure that many of you left the classroom with a lot of questions, confused and even complaining :). However I invite you that every time you complain you try and identify a solution. A practical solution. The problem is not the technology. The problem is not “Oh what shall I do if they don’t teach me how to use an e-Learning platform”.??!! The problem lies in the fact that you should have enough self confidence as a teacher, as a professional – that you believe enough in yourself and your capabilities, that you can experiment on your own and that finally you use your creativity to invent new ways to teach without “being told” what to do and how to do it.