Dave Smith asks why so many educators are prone to edutech knee-jerk when they have many options
Why do people working with educational technology suddenly get taken with an “either or” mentality? Why would schools that were ‘given’ interactive boards (IWBs) think that the current choice they were facing was between IWBs or ripping them out to be replaced by sets of tablets like iPads linked to flat-screen TVs via Apple TV?
For many years I have helped schools that are interested in using visualisers for whole-class sharing of visual and digital resources. Now I’m suddenly coming across people who think the choice is either iPads/tablets or visualisers. Can’t the options be a little wider than that?