Ian Stuart

Schools need to catch up in the digital revolution

Too many schools are falling behind in the use of technology – only by harnessing its power will they be able to truly prepare their students for tomorrow’s world

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While my wife makes a 7am start to the local primary school to plan with her team, I often meet with my own colleagues to get planning, too. We have energetic, collaborative sessions talking about workshops, classes, policies, challenges, next steps, planning, leadership development. We work on documents, share music, show family photos and get to know each other: we build a team.

Some of these colleagues I have never shaken hands with – because they are up to 10,500 miles away, in Melbourne or in New York (though one is half a mile away). All are brought together in glorious HD, from six ...

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