The Ultimate Guide to Using ICT Across the Curriculum (For Primary Teachers): Web, widgets, whiteboards and beyond!

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WHEN IT COMES TO USING TECHNOLOGY IN THE CLASSROOM ARE YOU...
...a nervous beginner in need of tips for getting started?
...an expert user searching for some high-tech, creative activities?
...an ICT coordinator looking for advice on how to plan and implement your school provision?

With the implementation of the new Primary Computing curriculum there has never been a better time to get your knowledge of ICT and the best ways to use it in the Primary classroom up to scratch! Whatever your level, there are activities and advice in this book for you.

The Ultimate guide to using ICT across the primary curriculum is the definitive guide to embedding ICT in all subjects across the primary school. From using digital cameras and Beebots to Twitter and mobile apps, the creative and up-to-date ideas in this book will motivate and engage your pupils and prepare them for the changing world of technology they are living in.

As well as step by step instructions on how to use a variety of technologies effectively, this book covers e-safety and the digital child, planning and budgeting your provision and how to use technology to support children with special educational needs. The Foreword is written by Stephen Heppell, in which he says: [this book] is filled with sensible pragmatic advice, from the way it helps teachers to self rate themselves, through its wonderfully grounded 'here is a technology, why might you use it, what can you do approach' to its recession-aware reference back to the costs of each technology....it is full of today's advice, today's technology and really helps today's teachers build a properly digital school, right away.'

Reviews
“The Ultimate Guide to Using ICT Across the Curriculum has been written to appeal to the full range of teachers from the nervous beginner, to the enthusiastic learner and the expert user. Jon Audain has packed in a wealth of exciting and creative ideas that will enthuse teachers and pupils alike. His easy style makes this book very readable even when he has covered new areas of the curriculum like coding. The publication is timely and teachers who buy it will feel well prepared to plan and execute some motivating lessons using ICT in English, Maths, science, the humanities, music, art, design and technology, physical education and modern foreign languages. He also provides valuable information about supporting children with special need and protecting the digital child- a truly comprehensive handbook.” – Dr Christina Preston, Professor of Education Innovation and Founder of MirandaNet

“As a new ICT Coordinator, this is a must read! The content is current, easy to digest and is suitable for all levels from grass roots up. The book will instantly turn technophobes into techno-geeks! I'm already bursting with fresh new ideas to try in my classroom. Thank you Jon Audain!” – Rachel Atkins, ICT Coordinator

“From the technology nervous practitioner to the experienced ICT pro - this book has it all. It provides creative uses for ICT across all areas of the curriculum as well as general tips and advice. This is a book that can be 'dipped' into or read all the way through but one thing is for certain you will take away more than one tip/tool/technique to use.” – Dawn Hallybone, Deputy Headteacher

“A must for every primary classroom! Cleverly written, Jon Audain is there to hold your hand when you need it making new concepts and technologies less intimidating, he is also there to give you a push, motivate and challenge even the most confident ICT users. Whatever your experience or range of ICT equipment, this book will provide you with a wealth of ideas and easy to implement strategies for ICT in your school.” – Louise Bristow, Deputy Headteacher

“Easy to read, highly motivating and full of fresh ideas, teachers will be enabled to deliver excellent lessons aided by the ideas in the book...it really does work well at all levels, giving confidence to the novice and inspiration to the experienced.” – Sarah Brew, www.parentsintouch.co.uk
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages256
Edition1
Publication statusPublished - 24 Apr 2014

Keywords

  • Classroom Practice
  • For NQTs and Beginning Teachers
  • Primary Education
  • Using ICT
  • technology

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The Ultimate Guide to Using ICT Across the Curriculum (For Primary Teachers) : Web, widgets, whiteboards and beyond! / Audain, Jon.

1 ed. London, 2014. 256 p.

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