Information Technology and Authentic Learning: Realising the Potential of Computers in the Primary Classroom

Information Technology and Authentic Learning: Realising the Potential of Computers in the Primary Classroom

By: Angela McFarlane (author)Paperback

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As the presence of computers in the primary classroom increases and IT becomes a bigger part of learning, the book takes a realistic look at the role of the computer in the National Curriculum, and asks some important questions. The book is designed to help teachers incorporate IT into their day-to-day teaching, offering practical guidance and advice on task planning and management and includes examples of classroom practice. The book covers all curriculum areas, examining curriculum-specific issues as well as more general concerns such as pupil-expectation and self-esteem, problem solving, collaborative learning, data-handling, homework and the effects on the pupil-teacher dynamic. This book will be essential to all primary school teachers and trainees.

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1.Where are we and how did we get here? Angela McFarlane 2.Developing children's problem-solving: the educational uses of adventure games David Whitebread 3. Children's learning using control information technology Philip Stephenson 4.Understanding and using variable in a variety of contexts Anne Thwaites and Libby Jared 5. IT and thinking skills in humanities Peter Cunningham 6. Investigating science Linda Webb 7.Developing graphing skills Angela McFarlane 8.Thinking about writing Angela McFarlane 9.Working with images, developing ideas Avril Loveless 10.Computers in the classroom: some values issues Michael Bonnett 11.New technologies: multimedia and going on-line Angela McFarlane 12... And where might we end up? Angela McFarlane Appendix of software

Product Details

  • publication date: 17/07/1997
  • ISBN13: 9780415147019
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 206
  • ID: 9780415147019
  • weight: 430
  • ISBN10: 0415147018

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