Benefits
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  • It's engaging - children can be involved in their learning
  • Encourages active learning
  • Motivational - especially for children who have SEN who find writing a challenge
  • Inclusive learning - encouraging children to work collaboratively
  • Gives a wider scope for research purposes - it can be easy to access new information
  • Can accomodate all learning styles
  • It could be a faster way of articulating thoughts as an alternative to writing on paper
  • Adds another dimension to a lesson
  • You can easily edit mistakes without making a mess of your paper

Barriers
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  • Lack of confidence - which can stop people using ICT
  • Some internet content can be unsafe for children; they could access unsuitable content if precautions are not in place.