Don't blacken white boards

21st November 2003 at 00:00
I read the article "Welcome to geeks' paradise" with interest (TES, November 7). I want to respond to the comment "interactive whiteboards often used to impress visiting parents".

As a teacher, working for an interactive whiteboard company, my role is to visit schools using our boards and to support where I can. My visits are a delight, as I walk into classrooms seeing teachers and children engaged in meaningful and purposeful activity. The teaching and learning operating in the classroom is both motivating and inspiring for both teachers and children alike.

At a time when teachers are leaving the profession because of the pressures on them, I think it is unfortunate to belittle a resource which is giving teachers an opportunity not only to be creative, but to bring some fun back into their classrooms.

Margaret Allen

The Vicarage

Claigmar Road

Rustington

West Sussex

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