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2nd Edition

ICT for Teaching Assistants

ISBN 9780415583077
Published July 13, 2011 by Routledge
200 Pages 120 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The role of ICT in enhancing both teaching and learning in classrooms continues to develop, no more so than when in the hands of effective practitioners. This easy-to-use book outlines the many ways in which it can be used, both as a subject, and as a tool to support learning across the curriculum.

Now fully updated to take into account innovations in ICT and the revised National Occupational Standards, ICT for Teaching Assistants looks at the impact of these changes and includes:

  • Practical examples of how ICT, including web-based tools such as ‘blogs’ and ‘wikis’, can be used;
  • Guidance to working competently and safely on the internet;
  • Suggestions for activities with ideas for how these can be used in a variety of contexts;
  • Advice on gathering evidence to help build assessment plans
  • Information on health and safety and legal requirements.

With links throughout to the National Occupational Standards for Teaching Assistants at Levels 2 and 3, this accessible book is essential for teaching assistants who wish to develop their confidence in ICT.

Table of Contents

1. How we learn and how computers help  2. Including all learners  3. ICT in the curriculum  4. The scope of ICT  5. ICT to communicate  6. Working with data  7. Presenting ideas  8. Developing multimedia skills  9. The opportunities of working online  10. Being safe online  11. Taking control - putting yourself in charge  12. What is good ICT teaching?  13. Health and safety issues  14. Legal knowledge  15. Keeping up to date and getting qualified  Appendix 1.  Appendix 2.  Appendix 3.

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John Galloway is Advisory Teacher for ICT/SEN and Inclusion in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. He also works as a consultant, trainer and freelance writer. 

Hilary Norton is Advisory Teacher for ICT/SEN and Inclusion in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. She also has a broad background in ICT in education, working as an ICT Coordinator in a mainstream primary school. She has worked in special schools for pupils with severe learning difficulties, profound and multiple learning difficulties, and social, emotional and behavioural difficulties. She also works as a consultant and trainer.