1st Edition

The Digital Classroom Harnessing Technology for the Future of Learning and Teaching

By Peter John, Steve Wheeler Copyright 2008
    160 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    160 Pages
    by David Fulton Publishers

    Based on a major research project (the InterActive Project), this book explores and illustrates how digital technologies can transform learning across the curriculum. Using a wide range of educational settings – primary, secondary, school and home – it will help practitioners think about, plan and execute effective learning in their classrooms and beyond. It will show teachers how they can 'harness technology for the future' by covering important topics such as:

    • personalised learning
    • using ICT for pupils with special needs
    • personal use of ICT and home-school links
    • designing 'digital' classrooms.

    By weaving 'evidence based practice' into each chapter, the book will provide extensive guidance, practical advice and insights into working in the 'digital classroom' for all primary and secondary school teachers.

    Part 1: Rising to the Challenge of Digital Technologies 1. The Policy Setting 2. Teachers and Technology 3. Effective Practice Part 2: Designing Learning 4. Planning for the Curriculum 5. Personalised Learning 6. Progression and Continuity 7. Assessment and Evaluation 8. Interactive Resources 9. Inclusion and Special Needs Part 3: Meeting the Challenge of Digital Technologies 10. Linking Home and School 11. Constructing the 'Digital Classroom' 12. The International Dimension 13. Continuing Professional Development. Conclusion: Looking to the Future


    Peter John is Vice-Chancellor of Thames Valley University. Steve Wheeler is Senior Lecturer in Information and Computer Technology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Plymouth.