Technology in schools ‘not a magic bullet’: TV3 News

TV3 News 16 Sep 2015: Computers, laptops and other gadgets aren’t always the answer to better learning.

That’s according to a new report that says some countries investing heavily in technology have seen no improvement in maths, science and reading.

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Lawrence Zwimpfer, commenting on the OECD report.
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The item included comment from Education Minister Hekia Parata and Laurence Zwimpfer from the 2020 Trust, which works for digital inclusion in schools.

‘They’re not saying throw out the technology; they’re saying it (the use made of it) is not good enough.’  He says it’s not just up to teachers to make technology effective.

“Parents need to take some responsibility here as well, and we need them to be able to engage with our kids’ learning and support their learning,” says Mr Zwimpfer.

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Read Lawrence Zwimpfer’s article: ‘OECD report a timely reminder about ICTs in Schools’