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.

Social Media – Tools for Communicating, Collaborating and Publishing
Social media – tools for communicating, collaborating and publishing
Chapter Objectives

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

  • understood the ways in which careful use of social media can support the aims of the National Curriculum for promoting digital literacy as well as providing wider authentic learning opportunities;
  • examined a range of social media that can be used to foster collaborative working;
  • considered the many different forms of writing which children engage with using social media.
Introduction

Perhaps the greatest opportunities for cross-curricular work as well as deepening understanding of computing and ICT arise from the careful use of ‘social media’, those online environments which depend on communication, a shared understanding of ways of presenting ideas, resources and, ...

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