An interesting situation arose the other day when helping pupils to make posters using Word and text boxes: they were no longer familiar with basic Word or PC commands. Copying and pasting was new to many of them (hurray!), and the majority didn’t know how to change a document name, save to the desktop or find their document again once it had been closed.
At one point I even wondered if this was some elaborate hoax at my expense but in fact, it’s all down to iPads. So many primaries are using tablets that pupils have far less experience of using PCs.
Understandable, but it means that we have to rethink how to teach lessons without taking PC skills for granted.