Mark Anderson

Pupils should lead on tech

Teachers need to trust students to be digital champions in their schools, says Mark Anderson

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I’m sure you’ll have noticed that children seem to be able to pick up new technologies and use them really quickly. The problem with new tech tends to come only when you put it in the hands of teachers. You rarely find children telling you that they can’t use an app because they haven’t had a CPD session in it. So how is it that they can use these technological learning tools yet teachers cannot?

Marc Prensky wrote some time ago about the idea of “digital natives” and “digital immigrants”. The theory has gained some traction but I don’t believe that young people are natives to technology and ...

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