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.
Digital Technologies in Teaching and Learning
Trainees’ first concerns when they begin teaching are often how to make effective use of the digital technologies they very quickly find themselves needing to use. Although digital technologies are often described as tools, this description can conceal or downplay the knowledge and skills that teachers require to make effective use of digital technologies to promote children's learning. Thus Section A is concerned with issues related to planning, organising and teaching for effective learning with digital technologies. The curriculum for the Early Years will also be addressed in a separate chapter on digital technologies in the Early Years Foundation Stage. As good planning depends on a thorough analysis of the situation before ...