I'm looking for an NQT post however I have previous experience from teaching in Zimbabwe and from doing supply work for the past year in the UK. Had an interview in Surrey the other day - they only gave us 25 minutes to teach a lesson on sustainability and then a 25 minute interview (and they kept making it very plain that they were in a rush!).Now I tried to squeeze too much into my lesson and I know where I could improve, however one bloke brought in an iPad with some interactive widgets gleaned from the internet - wind turbines that spin when you blow on the iPad etc - and of course, these really engaged the kids interest. When the pupils were asked about what they had learned I am sure they put this memoragle lesson on the top of the pile. Anyway, my question is this: I know that it all pans out in the long run but how important is it to have the latest technological gadget/geegaw in order to that short term impact that wins you the job?