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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?
Chapter 6: Design and Technology
Design and Technology
This chapter focuses on how Information Communication Technology (ICT) can enhance children's learning in Design and Technology. This is a subject which is very practical and allows pupils to reach a given outcome through trial and error, a fundamental aspect of computational thinking. During Design and Technology lessons, teachers need to encourage pupils to take risks with their thinking and be creative.
Pupils should be guided to:
- develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world;
- build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide ...