NATE sponsor news from AQA – Classroom Tech: gimmick or game-changer?

Secondary schools are now filled with students who are fully-fledged digital natives. Recent research carried out by Ofcom (1) revealed that six-year-olds have the same understanding of communications technology as 45-year-olds, and that 14-15 year olds are the most tech-savvy age group in the UK.

So, what does this mean for the role of the teacher, and what you think about incorporating digital technology in your classroom?

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Tech for tech’s sake?

A world increasingly connected by digital platforms may mean that the rules of communication are changing, but it shouldn’t mean that educational standards change with them.

‘It’s essential,’ says Angela McFarlane (CEO and registrar of the College of Teachers and previously head of the University of Bristol’s Graduate School of Education), that digital is ‘meaningfully inducted’ (2) into the classroom.

If you’d like to explore meaningful ways to introduce digital technology into your own lessons, read our full article >