Currently I would rate myself as a 5/10 for promoting and using technology. I use technology on a regular basis, within the Fire Service which is restricted to smart boards linked to standard, slow, PCs with access to the internet and PowerPoint. The vast majority of training packages are prepared for you so there is little scope to use the technology to its full, albeit still basic, potential. My work in the private sector is just as limited and relies on us setting up all technology in all manner of "classrooms". The main benefit is that I develop or moderate all digital resources used which comprise mainly of PowerPoints and videos that our company uses. We have recently invested in developing a mobile classroom or classroom in a box which better enables us to arrive with all the correct equipment in a neat package reducing the chance of turning up with out that infamous memory stick or cable. Perhaps my greatest use and scope for further use is within my volunteer work, here trainers are totally free to create and use their own resources with little direction or restriction locally or nationally, the facilities are as basic as the others, PC/ Laptop on a HD screen, but the potential and flexibility is enormous. The main drawback at this venue is the lack of Internet connection, and poor phone signal, in particular 3G and 4G signals strong enough to tether/ hotspot the three computers to. The learners here are of the digital age, 14-19 on average, some older but all generally technically savvy and all with smart phones.
A quick google search will throw up endless pages of similar links, however a particularly good list of annotated ideas is provided by the Global Digital Citizen Foundation. Another excellent resource is the repository by Jorum which claims to be the UK's largest repository for discovering and sharing Open Educational Resources for HE, FE and Skills. Unsubstantiated claims aside both are the tip of the iceberg of freely available educational tools and resources available on the internet and truly demonstrate the time saving and idea sharing potential of this digital era.
So if provided with easily and freely accessible links, resources, comprehensive session plans and online forums of teachers all over the world it bares the question of why bother with teacher training? Why bother with teachers? Could children educate themselves? Education scientist Sugata Mitra certainly thinks they can, he conducted a series of experiments across the globe including New Delhi, he gave children self-supervised access to the internet. His results could revolutionize how we think about teaching, he explains all in his excellent TED talk. His other talks such as "school in the cloud" and "kids can teach them selves" are also worth a watch.