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Using ICT in the Primary School

Using ICT in the Primary School

February 2007 | 152 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`A valuable resource for all primary practitioners. This covers everything from turning on the computer, to the history of Government funding for ICT...I would recommend this as a valuable addition to staffroom resources and a friendly and accessible reference for trainee teachers' - TES website

`I have really enjoyed reading this book, it is written in a clear, non-patronising way and the use of technical jargon is avoided. The information given is really informative and the activities are ones I could genuinely use during an ICT lesson' - Janine Thornhill, Higher Level Teaching Assistant (with ICT specialism)

Looking for an easy-to-read guide to embedding ICT within the primary curriculum? This book is packed full of practical examples and suggested activities to help the busy teacher or teaching assistant.

It provides the reader with the subject knowledge they need to confidently teach ICT skills and use ICT in planning, preparation and assessment. The focus is on the difference between learning ICT skills and applying ICT, with the emphasis placed on integrating ICT into the curriculum and learning by doing.

Key features include:

- practical guidance;

- activities incorporating word processing, database, spreadsheet, graphics, control software and Internet use (including email);

- advice on how to meet Foundation Stage and the ICT QCA scheme objectives for each year of primary education.

This is an invaluable resource for trainee teachers, HLTAs and TAs, established teachers, supply teachers, ICT Coordinators and all other educational professionals involved in teaching or supporting ICT within primary education.

Part A: Background Information
ICT Exposed
ICT in Primary Education
Part B: Getting to Grips With ICT
Getting Started
The Internet
ICT and Text
ICT and Data
ICT and Creativity
ICT and Control
Part C: Integrating ICT into the Curriculum
Pre-school and Foundation Stage
Key Stage 1
Key Stage 2

Great information, Easy to read and some good activities to follow. I like how it expands on ICT into other areas.

Miss Naomi Whale
childcare, City of Bath College
March 11, 2013

I wanted to use this book as a resource for my undergraduate students who are going to be primary school computer teachers (also called IT teachers), however the book provides very basic and simple information on ICT. When we consider the current generation of kids, most of them already know about these things. The book should cover more advanced applications with the presented software in the book. Anyone can easily find the information in the book through searching the internet.

Mr Yavuz Samur
Faculty of Education, Bahçesehir University
December 11, 2012

This book is useful for practitioners working in the field of primary education. For students it is interesting to see activities that can be used to support ICT.

Mrs Andrea Morgans
General Education, Cardiff and Vale College
November 17, 2011

This book is clearly set out and easy to read. It outlines the role of ICT in Primary education and provides some useful ideas for activities.

Mrs Lindsay Evans
Department of Education, Gloucestershire University
September 16, 2011

A useful and engaging, simple text which looks at activities to do and how they link to the curriculum which supports the primary and older early years use of ICT

Mr David Corry-Bass
CCLD / H&SC , South Leicestershire College
August 25, 2011

Great, up to date and relevant.

Mr David Laidlaw
education, Sunderland University
March 12, 2010

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