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 Media/Digital Literacies
Digital media/digital literacies
Chapter Objectives

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

  • understood how digital media may be explored and produced across the curriculum as well as in specific subject areas;
  • understood how working with digital media is a key way to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum for promoting digital literacy as well as providing wider authentic learning opportunities;
  • examined a range of software and devices that can be used to get children actively and creatively engaged in digital media production activities.
Introduction

In earlier chapters we saw how the National Curriculum requires teachers to help pupils to develop computational thinking. We suggested a range of ways in which this can be supported in the classroom. In this chapter we are examining ...

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