‘Doing’ technology.


When I first saw Google Cardboard I wondered how long it would be before someone tried to fasten one to the head of a student with PMLD / Complex needs, Well that time is now.

I understand that technology can be cool and that using ‘cutting edge’ technology might say something about a school or teacher. I’m also sure there are lots of teachers and students who would find virtual reality an exciting way of exploring a topic. I’m not convinced however of its efficacy with this group of students who may barely understand the ‘real’ world they inhabit.

Thankfully the session I saw was short, unhappily brought to an early close by the student vomiting in their lap.

I’m going to write this down in big as another example of where the choice of technology to use pay little regard to the needs of the student.