Teachers aren’t technophobes

23rd January 2015 at 00:00

We’re not technophobes

At last TES is balancing some previously uncritical promotion of IT with more thought-provoking coverage about the gimmickry of many apps, the unwanted side effects that intensify workload, and the burden on school budgets (Ed tech special, 15 January).

Teachers are not technophobes. They fully appreciate washing machines and vacuum cleaners that liberate them from domestic drudgery; the internet that opens a virtual library; and photocopiers, which are great when not jammed. IT is a hugely profitable industry, which ought to be delivering reliable, labour-saving benefits. After all, when the internet is down, teachers still teach.

Yvonne Williams

Ryde, Isle of Wight

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