Primary Computing and ICT: Knowledge, Understanding and Practice

Primary Computing and ICT: Knowledge, Understanding and Practice

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This popular text for primary trainees in teaching primary ICT has been updated in line with the new computing curriculum. What do you need to know to teach ICT and computing in primary schools? How do you teach it? This book provides practical guidance on how to teach ICT and the computing curriculum in primary schools alongside the necessary subject knowledge. It explores teaching and learning with applications and technologies, addressing the role of the professional teacher with regards to important issues such as e-safety. This Sixth Edition is updated in line with the new curriculum for computing. It includes new material on how to integrate programming and computational thinking and explores how to harness new tools such as blogging and social media to enrich learning and teaching. Written in an accessible way, it will help trainees to develop confidence in their own approach to teaching. ICT and computing is both a subject and a powerful teaching and learning tool throughout the school curriculum and beyond, into many areas of childrena€™s learning lives. This text highlights the importance of supporting children to become discerning and creative users of technology as opposed to passive consumers.Individual profiling of children in ICT is a means of mapping their progress, linking work samples with detailed ... It includes identification ofnextsteps inlearning, thus completing the planning cycle. ... The assessmentstrategy mostappropriate forusein the EYFS isindividual profiling because observations of individual childrenanbsp;...

Title:Primary Computing and ICT: Knowledge, Understanding and Practice
Author:Keith Turvey, John Potter, Jonathan Allen, Jane Sharp
Publisher:Learning Matters - 2014-06-17


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