Writing in the Powerful Learning Practice blog, award-winning first grade teacher, Kathy Cassidy, identifies common stumbling blocks to technology integration and describes how she incorporates technology into her classroom to give her students an authentic audience and a portal to the world. She offers teacher’s a number of tips, starting with “Embrace the Bumpy Ride!” 1. Don’t just “integrate” technology 2. Technology supports new ways of learning 3. Expect problems 4. Start with just one thing 5. It’s not technology – it’s the stuff of teaching.