Bob Geldof was in typically outspoken form at the learning technology event BETT 2014 in London.
He said teachers believe using technology such as iPads, interactive white boards and game-based learning could potentially engage disruptive students. But Sir Bob argued that this could only ever be momentary.
"In the end, you still have to contend with a bored kid, who is having to learn stuff that they are not necessarily attuned to or want to learn; who no doubt thinks, 'why do I have to learn this?'
"The quality of the teaching is still the essence of good education; you can be ... like 'woah whizz-bang' but dude, if the teacher's s***, the lesson's s***."
Well, that's us told.