Half of teachers think that internet tools like Wikipedia are good, but half think they’re of no educational use and simply distract the youth of today from their algebra. It is an opinion stalemate. Imagine the heated debates going on in staff rooms around the country right now!
More worrying is that a fifth of teachers – the older, crazier fifth, we’d imagine, or the sports ones – say that they simply don’t know enough about the internet (or lack the “knowledge or training to integrate them into their lessons”) to decide whether it’s useful, damaging, educational or turning children into mindless zombies with attention spans of marijuana-addicted goldfish.
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