A creative tool
A computer is a powerful tool that can genuinely assist in teaching and learning, and above all developing creativity.
More time can be spent, as national curriculum documents for ICT made clea, on the analysing and interpretation of data, exactly the kind of higher-order skills that the computer assists in.
Likewise, children's cognitive development can be assisted. Any teacher who has used LOGO or a floor turtle will tell you, the quality of learning through discussion and collaboration has to be heard to be believed.
ICT in Education
Anglia Polytechnic University
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