The changing landscape of primary teaching requires trainees to consider learning and teaching in new ways. This book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS in teaching primary ICT across all areas of the curriculum.
Taking a truly cross-curricular approach, the text highlights meaningful links across the curriculum, while embracing the latest thinking and current good practice. A chapter on social networking and e-safety is included, giving essential guidance on this topical issue. This is followed by a section aimed at strengthening trainees' own skills and subject knowledge in ICT. Interactive activities and case studies link theory to practice and encourage the reader to rethink how ICT is taught in primary schools.
This Second Edition is linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards.
About the Transforming Primary QTS series
This series reflects the new creative way schools are begining to teach, taking a fresh approach to supporting trainees as they work towards prmary QTS. Titles provide fully up tp date resources focused on teaching a more integrated and inclusive curriculum, and texts draw out meaningful and explicit cross curricular links.
Debbie Simpson is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, University of Cumbria with a specialism in ICT. Her Masters research was on the educational potential of learning technologies. She is currently researching the impact of the introduction of Virtual Learning Environments in Primary Schools for her PhD. Prior to joining the University she taught both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in Primary Schools in Lancashire, and was coordinator for a project supporting ICT innovation in small rural schools. Mike Toyn is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cumbria where he also coordinates the teaching of primary ICT. His Masters research is into the use of digital technologies in education. His teaching interests are in the use of digital media to promote creative learning and using ICT to support interaction between learners. Prior to joining the university he worked as a primary teacher and held the role of ICT coordinator.
Introduction PART ONE: ICT IN THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM ICT as a Core Skill - Debbie Simpson, Ian Todd and Mike Toyn Finding and Selecting Information - Ray Potter and Deborah Roberts Creating, Processing and Manipulating Information - Debbie Simpson and Jayne Metcalfe Collaborating, Communicating and Sharing - Ed Tyson and Eamonn Pugh Refining and Improving Work - Eamonn Pugh and Ed Tyson PART TWO: ICT SUPPORTING PRIMARY EDUCATION Learning Outline: The Internet, Social Networking and E-Safety - Jayne Matcalfe and Debbie Simpson ICT in the Classroom - Ian Todd and Mike Toyn Researching Teaching and Learning with ICT - Peter Cheung, Debbie Simpson and Mike Toyn ICT Linking Our World - Donna Hurford and Eleanor Knowles Model Answers Index