Tread Carefully In The Edtech Sweetshop

EdTech can play a transformative role in learning but schools must be careful to avoid becoming overwhelmed by choice, says James Hoyle, assistant headteacher and EdTech lead at Skipton Girls High School
James Hoyle, Assistant Headteacher and Edtech Demonstrator Lead at Skipton Girls High School, North Yorkshire

We’ve long been engaged with edtech at Skipton Girls School, a selective 11-18 school in the north Yorkshire market town with 850 high achieving pupils. The students here study an academic curriculum, which is supported by a lot of technology. For the past decade we’ve had a One to One Laptop programme so all our students and teachers have a laptop. It means that technology plays an important role in teaching and learning – a role that has become even more integral over the past year and a half.

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