Emma Seith

‘Digital divide’ is opening up among schoolteachers

Lack of support for technology use in classrooms risks ‘widening attainment gap’, writes Emma Seith

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The “digital divide” among pupils is a well-known factor in Scotland’s attainment gap between rich and poor. But the failure of many teachers to get to grips with new technology may be worsening the problem – and leaving students at a further disadvantage.

A Tes Scotland Twitter poll suggests that nine in 10 teachers feel they do not have the tools they need to make the most of technology in their classrooms. The result chimes with messages coming out of the Learning Through Technology conference, held in Edinburgh last week. The event provides an annual litmus test of how well technology is ...

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