Recently we have seen growing speculation and scepticism in the national press on the use of technology in the classroom.
The chief inspector of schools, Sir Michael Wilshaw, has expressed concern over the use of mobile phones, while behaviour expert Tom Bennett has been commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) to lead a review into tackling poor behaviour in the classroom, focusing on the potentially disruptive influence of SmartPhones on learning in school.
But what does the research say? And how are schools innovatively using technology to promote learning?
In the OECD’s latest report on education, its director for education and skills, Andreas Schleicher, suggests that: “It is vital that teachers become active agents for change, not just in implementing technological innovations, but in designing them too.”
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