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The Really Useful ICT Book
A practical guide to using technology across the primary curriculum

ISBN 9780415592772
Published August 25, 2011 by Routledge
224 Pages 80 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The Really Useful ICT Book is a practical and easy-to-use guide to give you all the confidence you need to use ICT really effectively inside and outside the primary classroom. It makes clear how ICT can be taught as a standalone subject, and how it can be used easily and imaginatively to enhance teaching other subjects.

Jam-packed with ideas and templates to save you time, this friendly handbook offers an introduction to:

  • using ICT inside the classroom – including interactive whiteboards, computer suites, VLEs and e-safety
  • using ICT outside the classroom – including word processors, laptops, data loggers and digital cameras
  • when and how to use a wide range of software and hardware – from spreadsheet packages through to digital photography, e-portfolios and software simulation
  • using ICT in all subject areas
  • practical suggestions for using ICT in cross-curricular topics
  • using ICT to develop teacher and pupil creativity
  • using ICT for assessment and in your professional role.

With an emphasis on developing children’s creativity and on progression from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2, The Really Useful ICT Book is a comprehensive compendium of advice and inspiration for all training, newly qualified and experienced teachers, as well as those in support roles in primary schools.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Finding new ways to learn  Part 1: A Useful Guide to ICT in the Classroom  1.1 Creativity and ICT  1.2 Using ICT inside the classroom  1.3 Using ICT outside the classroom  1.4 Assessing children’s use of ICT  1.5 Use of ICT in a teacher’s professional role  Part 2: A Useful Guide to Software and Hardware  2.1 Word Processing  2.2 Spreadsheets  2.3 Databases  2.4 Branching Databases  2.5 Data-loggers  2.6 Digital cameras, movies, and photo-copiers  2.7 Digital Microscopes and Visualisers  2.8 Graphics software  2.9 Simulation software  2.10 Control technology, pixies and roamers Digital audio equipment  2.11 Hand-held devices 2.12 Multimedia authoring Part 3: Really Useful Ideas for Using ICT across the Curriculum  3.1 English  3.2 Mathematics  3.3 Science  3.4 MFL  3.5 History  3.6 Geography  3.7 D&T  3.8 Art  3.9 Music 3.10 PE  3.11 RE  Part 4: Really Useful Ideas for Cross-Curricular Topics  4.1 Fabrics and bags enterprise project  4.2 Looking into the past  4.3 Our community  4.4 Learning about animals  4.5 Plants and growing  4.6 Famous people  4.7 Healthy me  4.8 Sport, Olympics and World Cup  4.9 Robots, superheroes and monsters  4.10 Caring for our planet

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Jill Jesson is Senior Lecturer in Education, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.

Graham Peacock is Senior Lecturer in Education, Sheffield Hallam University, UK.