Primary Computing and Digital Technologies: Knowledge, Understanding and Practice
- Keith Turvey - University of Brighton, UK
- John Potter - Institute of Education, University of London, UK
- Jeremy Burton - University of Brighton, UK
- Jonathan Allen - Institute of Education, University of London, UK
- Jane Sharp
Achieving QTS Series
Computer Skills | Elementary ICT | Preservice Training for Elementary
What do you need to know to teach computing in primary schools? How do you teach it?
This book offers practical guidance on how to teach the computing curriculum in primary schools, coupled with the subject knowledge needed to teach it.
This Seventh Edition is a guide to teaching the computing content of the new Primary National Curriculum. It includes many more case studies and practical examples to help you see what good practice in teaching computing looks like. It also explores the use of ICT in the primary classroom for teaching all curriculum subjects and for supporting learning in every day teaching. New chapters have been added on physical computing and coding and the importance of web literacy, bringing the text up-to-date.
Computing is both a subject and a powerful teaching and learning tool throughout the school curriculum and beyond into many areas of children’s learning lives. This book highlights the importance of supporting children to become discerning and creative users of digital technologies as opposed to passive consumers.
An essential text that covers everything necessary for teaching Computing in the Primary Classroom. Computing subject knowledge, connections to the National Curriculum, and practical guidance on delivering lessons make this book a Reading List must!
This is a useful book for Computing subject leaders in schools and one that I would recommend that schools have a reference copy of for all teachers to access. The book stresses the range of areas that computing covers and does not just focus on coding. Whilst not delving into any of the areas in great depth the coverage is very useful and gives essential and useful information, some practical ideas and reflective tasks and some links to wider research and literature.
Clear, concise and accessible
This book is full of useful information
Sample Materials & Chapters
Organising digital technologies in your classroom