Tom Conlon (TESS article) is more restrained than he usually is and some of his points are valid. There are lilkely to be security issues. Some teachers will ignore the benefits. But unfortunately TESS has chosen to air the views of somebody who for as long as I can remember has been negative about ICT in Scottish schools.
TESS should be told of the buzz there is amongst classroom teachers who experience Glow and of the learning taking place when pupils use Glow – Jaye Richards’ research. Just today the Making Connections event in Dundee really hummed with enthusiasm. There is no doubt in my mind that in the long and short run ICT such as Glow will play an important role in education here in Scotland.