Features exemplar lessons in teaching primary computing under the new curriculum as a starting point for learning. It explores the theory behind the lessons, how they can be adapted to suit different year groups and different schools, and how you can learn from them to develop your subject and teaching knowledge.
This core text will help trainee teachers to develop the crucial critical thinking skills that they will need to develop as successful secondary ICT teachers. All the key areas are covered, including how to plan lessons, how to make good use of resources and how to assess pupils' progress effectively.
A practical guide for primary school practitioners and leaders who want to embed ICT in their schools to engage students and improve efficiency. It explores ways of utilising ICT to improve creativity, motivation and efficiency in the classroom and within the school community.
Lesson planning and subject knowledge go hand in hand in this exciting new edition covering all teachers need to know to confidently teach the computing curriculum as well as explore opportunities for cross-curricular teaching.
With focus on enhancing the ICT competence of the pupils whom you support, this book shows how you can support students within the ICT programme of study. It suggests activities for developing skills, familiarity and understanding. It provides ideas and advice for effective use of ICT in other subjects.
An examination of literacy in relation to a range of technology and media, such as talking books, email, video dating, interactive multimedia and on-line materials. In each case, the writers draw on state-of-the-art research to explain the implications for educational practice and policy.
This book helps readers understand how very young children (from birth to six) develop an early awareness, and subsequently develop their knowledge, skills and understandings of information and communication technologies (ICTs).
This text looks at the development of technology as a school subject. It reviews the ways in which pupils learn and teachers teach the subject; discusses technology's place within the wider context of education; and examines the society which technological developments help to shape.
With contributions from literacy advisors, leading academics, teacher-trainers and practitioners, this book encourages teachers to explore the role of media in their classroom and in the lives of their students.
The use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in primary schools is often problematic and frustrating for teachers and pupils alike. Drawing on a study of the experiences and perceptions of over 600 primary pupils, this book explores how ICT provision may be improved from a 'bottom-up' perspective.
This book provides ICT subject knowledge, the pedagogical knowledge needed to teach ICT in the primary school, support activities for use in schools and self study and information on professional development for primary teachers.
This guide provides information on carefully researched educational and recreational websites. Divided into categories, including all National Curriculum subjects, it saves time and money and reduces the risk of accessing unsuitable sites.
The contemporary young reader learns from a very early age to read and interpret through a broad range of media. This book explores how a group of boys and girls, aged from ten to fourteen, make sense of narratives in a variety of formats, including print, electronic book, video, DVD, computer game and CD-ROM.
Enables you to help young children develop their knowledge, understanding and skill in the use of ICT. This book shows how to promote independence in children's use of ICT through resources like digital cameras and role-play toys. It is suitable for practitioners and students training in Early Years education.
This book is not designed simply as another resource book, but as a means to engage students in the wider aspects of IT through the inclusion of reflective questions, encouraging readers to research and debate the place of IT today.
As the rapid take up of tablets gathers pace in UK schools there is a need for advice on the best approaches, apps and strategies to help teachers achieve successful learning outcomes. This book provides it.
'A book for every teacher's bookshelf. This book gives a comprehensive overview of the tools and apps that can be used to help turn a mediocre teaching session into an outstanding one.' - Cheryl Hine, Leeds City College
What do you need to know to teach computing in primary schools? How do you teach it? This book offers practical guidance on how to teach the computing curriculum in primary schools, coupled with the subject knowledge needed to teach it. It is a guide to teaching the computing content of the new Primary National Curriculum.
In an age where young people seem to have a natural affinity with smartphones, computer games and social media, teachers and lecturers face a big challenge - or a golden opportunity. How can new technology promote learning, engage students and motivate them to sustain a lifelong career in learning?
Suitable for beginners learning to code for school projects, in this book, the basics are broken down clearly and simply so kids will easily learn how to create their own projects controlling movements, costumes, effects and much more on the screen.
It has been argued that we are witnessing the birth of a new digital generation. This fascinating book provides a throughly researched insight into how young people today are growing up with, learning from and using computers in the home.