This title covers adaptable activities for using common ICT equipment to improve literacy skills in the primary phase. ICT offers exciting new ways of inspiring and engaging pupils in reading and writing, through a variety of methods including group and paired discussion. This book includes tried-and-tested activities along with a cross-curricular mapping grid to show how the activities can be used across a range of subjects. Each activity includes: a suggested age range, although each exercise is easily adaptable; an introduction to the approach, exploring why it enhances teaching and learning; exercises and templates, with suggestions for developing the activity; and, ideas for differentiation. Some activities involve the students using the available technology, while others encourage you to incorporate ICT equipment and resources into your teaching. All the activities use commonly available software and are available online so that you can make them your own and display them on your interactive whiteboard.
A number of step-by-step task sheets are also available online to help students with little experience of using ICT, as well as a quick confidence boosting guide if you need help using the ICT in your classroom.
Trevor Millum is a nationally-renowned trainer specializing in ICT within English. He worked as NATE's Director of Development and Communications for five years and remains a member of NATE's ICT committee.
Foreword by the Director of NATE; Introduction: ICT and Literacy; Cross-curricular Mapping Grid; Section 1: Frameworks; Activity 1. Narrative or autobiographical writing using starter texts; Activity 2. Writing to persuade or inform; Activity 3. Poetry patterns; Activity 4. Using PowerPoint to present an argument; Section 2: Transformations; Activity 5. Sequencing; Activity 6. Different audiences, different purposes; Activity 7. Just like fridge magnets; Activity 8. Plays and dialogue; Section 3: Investigations and Demonstrations; Activity 9. Investigating text types; Activity 10. Investigating word classes; Activity 11. Using codes to investigate words and contexts; Activity 12. Peeking into texts; Activity 13. Sentence building; Activity 14. Moving and making; Activity 15. Investigating poetry features; Section 4: Communications; Activity 16. Publishing; Activity 17. Researching; Activity 18. Exchanging; Section 5: Pictures and Sound; Activity 19. Multi-media writing; Activity 20. A holistic approach to literacy; Section 6: Presentations; Activity 21. The computer image projector; Activity 22. PowerPoint; Index; Online contents: A quick guide to using ICT to enhance teaching; A quick guide to using ICT to enhance learning; A variety of editable files and templates taken from the book to be displayed on the interactive whiteboard.