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How can primary school teachers use technology to promote inclusive practice? With so many new technologies being developed and made available to schools, how do we ensure that we select resources that enhance inclusive teaching in the classroom? How do we make sure that new technologies are integrated into every day teaching?

Science
Science
Heather Green Deborah Wilkinson
Introduction

This chapter focuses on the way that Information Communication Technology (ICT) can enhance children's learning in science. During science lessons, teachers need to develop children's process skills (the doing of science) so that they can approach their explorations of the world in a meaningful way and develop their conceptual understanding (the knowledge and understanding of science). The process skills of working scientifically encompass observing, posing questions, developing hypotheses, making predictions, planning investigations, gathering evidence, interpreting evidence, considering explanations, and communicating results and conclusions (DfE, 2013). The effective use of ICT can support these process skills as well as helping to secure progress in conceptual understanding. Used successfully, computers can aid children's communication skills. ...

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