They reminded us that...
I'm Tracy and I like to keep things as real as possible in the classroom.
What does this mean? I have been witness to a gazillion different PD flavours of the week/month/year and have come to the conclusion that all must be taken with at least two grains of salt and the only things that really make sense are the things that make sense for the learners in our care.
The first thing to do is ask - why am I doing this? And the absolute best thing to do is to ask your students - how does this help you?
This is just as true for tablets. I have learned that tablets can help learning because they are easy, quick, and intuitive. If we use this as our starting point, everyone wins. No need to jump through hoops and put on fancy shows :)