• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Whether you are currently teaching or training to teach the primary computing curriculum, you need to know what effective teaching of computing in primary schools actually looks like. Written for non specialists and trainees, this book uses exemplar primary computing lessons as a starting point for developing subject knowledge. It's a unique but tried and tested approach to developing your computing subject knowledge alongside your teaching practice. The current computing curriculum is explored in manageable chunks and there is no “scary” tech speak; everything is explained clearly and accessibly. You will find example lesson plans alongside every element of the curriculum that can be adapted to suit different year groups and different schools. This resourceful guide inspires an approach to teaching computing that is about creativity and encouraging problem solving using technology as a tool. NEW TO THIS EDITION: Updated throughout and includes information on new apps and other resources for teaching and a brand new chapter on teaching with tablets in the primary classroom. This book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series and includes additional online resources on its accompanying website.

Searching wisely for digital information in KS2
Searching wisely for digital information in KS2
Adam Scribbans

understand the fundamental principles of information

Learning outcomes

This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes, as outlined in the Computing Programme of Study.

By the end of this chapter you should be able to:

  • be responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.
Key Stage 1
  • use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when you have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies.
Key Stage 2
  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content;
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways ...
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