Friday 24 October 2014

Whiteboard jungle

Published 05/02/2014 | 02:30

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.

Irish Independent

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