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.

Organising Digital Technologies in your Classroom
Organising digital technologies in your classroom
Chapter Objectives

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

  • thought about the organisational issues around teaching with digital technologies in your primary classroom;
  • considered the practical aspects of locating equipment and how this impacts on planning;
  • looked at organising the different levels of resources present in schools/settings;
  • examined how best to meet children's needs and to enable them to benefit from and enjoy using digital technologies in their learning.
Introduction

First, to look back at the recent past, new entrants to the teaching profession are fortunate to be joining it at a time following continuing, well-funded change in ICT in schools. Since the late 1990s in England, there has been significant spending on ICT infrastructure, hardware ...

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