Merlin John, who’s editor of the NCSL Futures website (and used to be editor of the TES Online supplement), also runs MerlinJohn Online – a good website to keep up-to-date with education ICT news.
One of the writers is Jonathan Boyle, a deputy head teacher, and to fit in with the Valentine’s Day theme, he’s just written his review of Surface at BETT – and it’s an interesting read as it comes from the perspective of somebody within a school.
Surface 'hands on' is love at first sight
I recently had a fantastic hi-tech experience. While it lasted only 30 minutes one day and 15 the next, I was mentally uplifted by the Microsoft Surface at BETT 2009. In simple terms, it's a computer inside a coffee table with a touch-screen on top, but this description does not do it justice. My interaction with the Microsoft Surface prompted a shift in thinking as I contemplated a complete immersion into a new mode of working with a computer.