Friday 18 April 2014

Whiteboard jungle

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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