In the early 2000s, an interactive whiteboard was set up to transform education. These internet-connected computer screens have replaced the old wipe clean board, allowing teachers to view videos, show problems, and work on tasks in class. By the end of the decade, they had become commonplace in classrooms around the world.
There was only one problem with the new device. That means it didn’t really work. Post-study research “Smartboards” have been shown to be frequently ignored by teachers, lead to creative learning, and do not affect student performance.
“Teachers basically used them like expensive blackboards,” says Will Millard, Head
This ubiquitous proverb is true. Our children learn and grow in classrooms and in schools, neighborhoods and communities. The latter offer children different social and economic realities. These realities are structurally inequitable, and impact students’ academic achievement and well-being – their physical, social, emotional and behavioral health. The results: major and persistent gaps in
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