Now fully updated to reflect recent changes in the curriculum, Computing and ICT in the Primary School encourages teachers, and pupils, to realise the potential of a full range of ICT and computing resources.
Tackling computing head on, this book enables trainee and experienced teachers to better understand what computing is and how to use ICT effectively in teaching and learning. It is not a ‘how to’ guide or a collection of lesson plans, but instead balances research-based theory with everyday experiences, challenging readers to understand teaching methods and how they translate into a range of suitable teaching and learning strategies using ICT.
This book offers primary teachers the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan, teach and assess creatively to enhance learning across the whole curriculum. This second edition includes updates of all chapters and completely new chapters on:
• mobile technologies
• social media, and
• modern foreign languages.
Gary Beauchamp places theory and practice hand in hand, providing a uniquely relatable resource based on his own teaching practice, classroom experience and research. This text is crucial reading for both serving teachers and those in training on undergraduate and PGCE courses, Education Studies courses and MA (Ed) programmes.
Table of Contents
1. ICT and computing in the primary school 2. ICT in the Primary Classroom: How, When and Who? 3. ICT and the Child: Theories of Learning 4. ICT and the Teacher: Pupils, Planning and Inclusion 5. Mobile Technologies in the primary classroom 6. Social media in the primary school 7. ICT in the Early Years 8. ICT, English and digital literacy in Key Stage 1 and 2 9. ICT and mathematics in key stages 1 and 2 10. ICT in Cross Curricular Teaching at Key Stages 1 and 2 11. Teaching modern foreign languages (MFL) or a second language with technology in the primary school 12. The Future
Gary Beauchamp is currently Professor of Education and Associate Dean (Research) in the Cardiff School of Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University. He worked for many years as a primary school teacher before moving into higher education. His research interests focus on ICT in education, particularly the use of interactive technologies in learning and teaching. He is an Additional Inspector for Estyn and a Governor in two primary schools, and has served as external examiner for many universities.