In the classroom, technology is a double-edged sword. While it can never replace teaching, it can certainly enhance it. But on the other hand, if it isn’t reliable, it can be more of a hindrance than a help – causing everything from a minor distraction to the disruption of an entire lesson.
Often, when considering these issues, we picture problems with the software we’re using, or the hardware in front of us – for example, a presentation that’s so big it freezes on screen, or a paper-chewing printer that seems to have a mind of its own.
But a less obvious cause of problems with classroom technology is often located outside of the classroom – namely, internet connectivity itself. And as the internet becomes increasingly important to schools – both for learning and the running of the organisation – unreliable connectivity can have a real impact.
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