Tony Parkin welcomes YOTS, a free online survey tool to help schools audit students' home access to ICT
Are you allowing your students to bring their own devices into school? Will this make a difference to their learning outcomes? Will you be disadvantaging a significant proportion of pupils who may not have their own devices? Are some already disadvantaged because they don’t have access at home to the devices that many of their peers already have?
These are just some of the questions school leaders are grappling with as "austerity" bites, school computers age, and many of their students have devices in their pockets and bags that are more powerful than some of the computers they are expected to use in the classroom.