Technology can inspire pupils

7th October 2005 at 01:00
The truancy figures prove that the Government's hardline stance of punishing parents cannot work in isolation. Reprimands may alert parents to the problem, we also need to motivate children so they return, and stay in the classroom.

Schools need to close the gap between the gaming world that children understand and the classroom. Technology such as interactive whiteboards can create exciting lessons. Indeed such technologies have produced proven gains in learning.

As the saying goes, you can lead a horse to water. But only interactive and engaging lessons will encourage children to learn.

Martin Large Chief executive officer Steljes Ltd, 12 Syon Gate Way Brentford, Middlesex

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today