The main difference I see when students and adults are learning to use technology, is that students are not afraid to push buttons to "discover" what happens -- they do not care about ramifications at all. Adults, being the responsible beings that we are, seem to have a bit more "consideration" ... we often go for the "safe route" and try to avert "disaster" by taking less risks.
Here is my advice for teachers when it comes to learning new technology:
Please DO "throw caution to the wind" and PLAY and DISCOVER! -- there is nothing you can do that can't be fixed. Learning by "discovery" can be both frustrating and satisfying... and what a great journey it is!!