The start of term has often been marked by a playground fight. This week it has been largely in the staff room, or its online equivalent and concerns the thorny issue of educational technologies; should we allow students to use mobile phones or tablets in lessons? In the red corner is chief inspector Michael Wilshaw arguing that any head with his salt would ban mobile phones. In the blue corner several private school heads arguing the contrary. In the Sunday times the government’s behaviour advisor Tom Bennett wisely warns against overuse of technology for younger children.
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