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.
When you have completed work on this chapter, you will have:
- familiarised yourself with a range of mobile technologies used in education;
- considered the potential that mobile technologies offer for teaching and learning both in the classroom and beyond;
- thought about some of the issues involved with incorporating mobile technologies into classroom practice;
- considered how mobile technologies could support your own professional development.
One of the exciting aspects of computing is that the technology itself is evolving quickly and providing opportunities for innovation and experiment. In this chapter we will summarise the different kinds of mobile technology that are currently available, conscious that the picture is constantly changing. We will go on to review some of the ways in which mobile devices might be utilised ...