What do you need to know to teach computing in primary schools? How do you teach it? This book provides practical guidance on how to teach the computing curriculum in primary schools alongside the necessary subject knowledge. It explores teaching and learning with ICT and digital technologies, addressing the role of the professional teacher with regards to important issues such as e-safety.

Writing with Digital Technologies

Writing with digital technologies

Chapter Objectives

When you have completed work on this chapter, you will have:

  • understood the ways in which writing with digital technology can support the aims of the National Curriculum for promoting digital literacy as well as providing wider authentic learning opportunities;
  • examined a range of software and hardware that can be used to get children actively and creatively engaged in writing;
  • considered the many different forms of writing which children engage with using digital technology.


In earlier chapters we have seen how we can support pupils in developing computational thinking as part of their digital literacy development. We have also explored how a range of digital media activities can be used to develop these skills further in fulfilling the requirements of ...

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