Powerhouse or pointless?

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PowerPoint zoomed into our classrooms in the early 2000s and offered the modern teacher endless combinations of animations, font choices and templates with which to deliver their lessons.

The spinning slide transitions and creative clipart ensured that Microsoft’s presentation-making programme quickly secured its position as every teacher’s slideshow sidekick. It turned education on its head and transformed the way we teach, right?

In a way, yes, says primary school teacher Ian Goldsworthy. But it hasn’t been for the better. Now, he’s not saying PowerPoint is evil, but suggests that, like the ...

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