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Implementing edtech effectively across the curriculum

After a year of disruption and innovation, where are you now with your edtech in the context of teaching and learning? Osi Ejiofor discusses how schools can effectively harness and implement technology across the curriculum

Like a boxer sitting in their corner after the 10th round bell, their team dabbing them with water, removing the gum shield and treating cuts, our curriculum has taken quite a beating over the past year.

We have ducked, dived, bobbed and weaved to ensure that core subject delivery has suffered as little as possible. But has this been at the expense of other areas of learning, such as practical science, art, PE and design technology? It has according to the recent remote education research from Ofsted (2021).

With colleagues now making heroic efforts to identify and close any gaps in learning, is now the time to consider our cross-curricular approaches? And what role can edtech play in this endeavour? Let us begin by reviewing where we are in the use of technology in our schools.

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