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.

Web Literacy (Including Coding for the Web)

Web Literacy (Including Coding for the Web)

Web literacy (including coding for the web)

Chapter Objectives

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

  • understood some of the key concepts and terminology associated with the web;
  • developed your knowledge of web literacy and how this relates to the National Curriculum;
  • considered pedagogical approaches to developing children's web literacy;
  • explored a range of software tools that can support the development of children's knowledge, understanding and skills in relation to web literacy.


In 1989, while working at CERN, Englishman Tim Berners-Lee wrote a proposal for what was to become the World Wide Web. The response from his manager at the time did not foretell the impact this innovation was to have on the world. ‘Vague, but exciting’ was the feedback ...

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