Much has already been said today about Michael Gove's speech at BETT 2012 - in the papers, online, on Twitter and in a stream of emails I have received today. Probably right now is not the time to offer opinions - some quiet reflection needed about implications, if any, for primary. Mr Gove did give a passing reference to how his preferred approach to technology in education might manifest itself in key stage 2: 'we could have 11 year-olds able to write simple 2D computer animations using an MIT tool called Scratch'. The focus was mainly on 'harmful, boring and/or irrelevant' ICT in the secondary curriculum - or did he mean primary too? Anyway, as a first stab at reflection, here is the speech when viewed through the lens of Wordle - maybe all it proves is that you can't talk about technology without using the word 'technology'. Also note, hiding at the bottom is that little word .....
Tony Pickford is a tutor and writer on primary education.