Schools have a vital role to play in bridging the gap between the haves and the have-nots. The millions o pounds ministers have invested in hardware will be wasted if teachers don't have the necessary skills.
A few days of training is not enough. Teachers need the chance to play and experiment, and build confidence at their own pace. Yet fewer than a third of teachers currently have a computer at home.
That is why The TES is giving teachers the opportunity to win one of 10 top-of-the-range laptops for themselves and their colleagues (see Online page 22). And that is why ministers must give every teacher the chance to own their own.