The following article was published in the December 2010 issue of ATL Report magazine, as a response to an earlier article by Ian Yorston, Head of Digital Strategy at Radley College.
In the October issue of Report, we were invited to ‘join the debate’ on information and communication technology (ICT) in schools and were presented with the first side of the argument: ‘Why schools don’t need ICT’. Ian Yorston’s article generated a lot of debate online, as well as in staffrooms across the country, much of it in enthusiastic agreement. The article rang true for many teachers who feel that their schools are neglected when it comes to provision of equipment. That was only one side of the story, however. In this article, I’ll explain why schools really do need ICT just as much as ever.
Full article online: Why schools really do need ICT – ATL Report