Three years ago I made 3 online TV programmes about the innovative use of technology in schools.
This was a small subsection of programme no 3. At the time this was a fairly groundbreaking project. Since that time a lot of teachers of more traditional tastes have disparaged projects like this as a waste of time and resources with no “evidence” of their efficacy.
I disagree – I think projects, if carefully structured can widen the curriculum and bring a rich texture of cultural references into the 21st century. Yes, you could just tell the children the story but they would miss out on the experience of live theatre and mixed reality. These will be their futures and it is interesting to mix the deep rooted stories of the past with the tech of the present.
What do you think?