1st Edition

Meeting the Standards in Primary ICT A Guide to the ITTNC

By Steve Higgins, Nick Packard Copyright 2004
    224 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    224 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This practical guide to using ICT in the primary classroom addresses all the concerns of student teachers and provides plenty of ideas and advice on how to incorporate ICT into classroom practice on a daily basis. The authors bring together theory and practice to help prospective and new teachers acquire and develop the skills required for using ICT effectively.
    Meeting the Standards in Primary ICT is split into three sections which will:

    • help assess the readers' ICT skills, knowledge and understanding
    • discuss ways of incorporating ICT for teaching across the primary curriculum
    • help the reader to think about ICT and their own professional learning and development.

    This book will be an invaluable resource for all student teachers on primary training courses, lecturers and mentors supporting trainees on these courses and newly qualified teachers (NQTs).

    Introduction: Welcome to your teaching career Section 1: Your ICT skills, knowledge and understanding 1. Auditing your own skills and understanding ICT capability 2. Text, pictures and multimedia 3. Managing and understanding information 4. Communicating with and through ICT 5. What does the research say? Section 2: ICT and teaching in the classroom 6. ICT for literacy and English 7. ICT for numeracy and mathematics 8. ICT for science 9. ICT across the curriculum 10. ICT in the foundation stage 11. ICT and thinking skills Section 3: ICT and your own professional learning 12. Managing your professional responsibilities with ICT 13. Becoming a reflective practitioner 14. Applying for jobs and coping with interviews


    Steve Higgins is Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Nick Packard is an Educational ICT Consultant.

    'The book is an ambitious project, seeking to combine an academic approach with practical guidance, at the same time remaining readable. It succeeds.' - TES