1. Early adoption of technical innovations by „mainstream‟ eachers depends on:
a. A relatively undemanding commitment initially in learning about its functionality,
b. where the application fits in well to teachers‟ existing practice
c. where there is an immediate gain in „value added‟ to the learning of the students.
d. Technical support is readily available to sort out any „hitches‟
e. BUT note the importance of an „outside‟ influence in order for the ZPA to remain active.
2. Planning, both „large scale‟ in schemes of work and „small scale‟ lesson planning is crucial for the sustained use of the technology. This has implications for the allocation of time for professional development.
3. A sense of ownership by the teachers of the innovation and personal ownership by students of the technology is important in order to sustain the innovation.
4. This use of the GC, as a mature technology which is relatively robust, portable and focused in its use in STEM subjects, demonstrates how technology can be effectively integrated into the „normal‟ classroom.
5. The emerging understanding that the affordance of the extra dimension of a connected classroom through wireless networking of handheld technology has the potential to transform the way mathematics is taught and learnt.