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Primary Computing and ICT: Knowledge, Understanding and Practice (Achieving QTS Series) [Kindle Edition]

Keith Turvey , John Potter , Jonathan Allen , Jane Sharp
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Book Description

This popular text for primary trainees in teaching primary ICT has been updated in line with the new computing curriculum.

What do you need to know to teach ICT and computing in primary schools? How do you teach it?

This book provides practical guidance on how to teach ICT and the computing curriculum in primary schools alongside the necessary subject knowledge. It explores teaching and learning with applications and technologies, addressing the role of the professional teacher with regards to important issues such as e-safety. This Sixth Edition is updated in line with the new curriculum for computing. It includes new material on how to integrate programming and computational thinking and explores how to harness new tools such as blogging and social media to enrich learning and teaching. Written in an accessible way, it will help trainees to develop confidence in their own approach to teaching.

ICT and 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 text highlights the importance of supporting children to become discerning and creative users of technology as opposed to passive consumers.

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About the Author

Keith Turvey is Principal Lecturer in Education at the University of Brighton, School of Education. He teaches across a range of postgraduate and undergraduate courses, including in computing and ICT education. He previously worked as a primary school teacher, leaving a post as mathematics co-ordinator in 2003.

John Potter is postgraduate research tutor in the department of Culture, Communication and Media at the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education. He previously worked in primary teacher education in ICT and Literacy at Goldsmiths College.

Jonathan Allen is the Director for Initial Teacher Education at the Institute of Education, University of London, where he is involved in both Primary and Secondary programmes.  Before joining the IOE he held posts responsible for Primary ICT in teacher education at Oxford Brookes University and the University of Reading.

Jane Sharp is a Learning Adviser at Bishop Grosseteste University College Lincoln and was previously Senior Lecturer in Primary Education and ICT at the University of Winchester.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 6286 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Publisher: Learning Matters; 6 edition (4 Aug. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #327,074 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
As a trainee teacher with a specialism of computing, I found this book extremely useful in thoroughly understanding the new computing curriculum. The book also defines all the key computational terms that are going to be involved in teaching computing and guides you in planning computing lessons. It is an easy book to read with non-complex language and the chapters and sections allow you to easily search for the specific information you are looking for. I definitely recommend this book for trainee and qualified teachers who are not 100% confident with the computing curriculum that is going to be statutory as of September 2014.
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This book covers all areas of computing and I would definitely recommend this book for teachers and trainees who are not 100% confident on the new computing curriculum. It gives you a clear picture of how the curriculum has changed and helps to on basic knowledge to help you plan and teach lessons. I found this book very easy to follow and it is written in a non-complex language that made it effortless to read and understand.
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I am a primary traniee teacher and my specialism is primary computing. I found this book very useful both with placement and assignments at Uni. It is very relevant to the new national curriculum with speicific information on key aspects relating to computational thinking. The language used in the book is very simple and easy to get your head around! I would recommend this book to any new/ wanting to get to know the national curriculum aspects.
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