Understanding New Technologies in the Primary Classroom

Understanding New Technologies in the Primary Classroom : Becoming digitally literate

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This new text provides trainee teachers with a reflective guide to the use of digital technologies within the Primary and Early Years setting. It engages with key debates surrounding the integration of technologies in the classroom and through a critical yet practical examination of the role of ICT in teaching, it will enhance your knowledge of the understanding and learning experiences children require in order to become digitally literate. Strong connections between pedagogic theory and practice are maintained throughout to ensure teachers are fully informed in choosing and using the most appropriate technology and in the design of practical and achievable classroom activities.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 174 x 246mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1138806153
  • 9781138806153

Table of contents

Introduction Section 1 Historical, Social and Cultural Perspectives on Educational Technology 1. Perspectives on Digital Technologies and Society 2. Evolution of Digital Technologies in the Context of Primary Education 3. Pedagogical Debates: The Importance of Being Digitally Literate Section 2 Becoming Digitally Literate 4. Children as Explorers and Creators 5 5. Children as Programmers 6. Children as Critical Researchers 7. Children as Multimedia Authors 8. Children as Social Collaborators and Communicators Section 3 Technologies in Society and the Challenges and Opportunities these Create for the Contemporary Curriculum 9. Mobile Technologies 10. E-safety 11. Conclusion: Where Next? Implications and Exploration. Glossary of terms
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