Best Schools: Teachers' union calls for a coherent tech strategy

The general secretary of INTO wants the Department of Education to come up with sustained investment and a strategy for integrating technology into the classroom, writes David D'Arcy.

11th March, 2012
Best Schools: Teachers' union calls for a coherent tech strategy
Sheila Nunan, general secretary of the Irish National Teachers' Organisation (INTO).

Technology deployed properly in the classroom promises enormous benefits.

It can help school students become more engaged in subjects and be better motivated to pursue them. It can help to boost children's self-esteem and confidence, and eliminate much of the drudgery from schoolwork.

It could also accelerate the process of education becoming a personalised experience for each student, guided and monitored by dedicated professional teachers, rather than the familiar group experience of a classroom of...

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