Has anyone else read the OECD report carried the BBC today which shows that IT has not only no beneficial effect on outcomes but actually has a negative impact? I am sure this will be ignored by those with an exe to grind in the SQA but the results are conclusive. Speaking for myself, I am not totally against IT, used appropriately, but it's benefits have been oversold. In the acres of bumpf produced around CfE there was a massive emphasis on the use of IT, in the modern languages sections at any rate. For instance, you could read advice about teaching which would say "pupils will listen to a conversation between native speakers of French in which two young people discuss the advantages of ..." I can't remember exactly. But the thing was, this conversation existed only in the imagination of those charged with producing this ****. You could search the Internet for a lifetime and find nothing of the kind, I could multiply examples of this fantasy approach with the SQA promoting the use of "authentic" materials, that is, materials which are way beyond the capacity of even the best pupils. So, with course books practically banned, regarded as the work of the devil, we are expected to spend endless hours searching the net looking mainly in vain for material to use then finding that even the simplest "authentic" material would require hours of tinkering to make it useable. So, all over Scotland teachers are all engaged in the same fruitless search and end up creating their own work sheets which, as you can see on the TES Resources site, all look the same, all have the same limitations and are, generally, peppered with mistakes. A colleague said to me recently, dentists don't have to make their own drills so why is it that teachers are expected to create their own tools? A good question, and I would be happy to hear a convincing answer. Rant over, back to Champions' League.