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Comedic lesson on IWB

Posted on: December 12, 2020

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I have been catching up on old episodes of the UK panel show, QI, for the last few weeks.

This segment of one of the panellists, comedian Romesh Ranganathan, responding to host Stephen Fry, caught my attention because of the mention of “interactive” white boards.

I have a clear disdain for these white elephant boards because they serve little pedagogical purpose and only help technology companies fatten their wallets.

Ranganathan used to be a mathematics teacher and he is only an anecdotal sample of one. But his answer is symptomatic of how much technology is used to replicate what can already be done more efficiently or effectively.

If we are to move forward, we need to operate outside the box (and board in this case). How might we do this? Collect enough anecdotes like these so that they become valid and reliable data to provide that push.

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