A step-by-step guide on how to teach young children a variety of ICT in a meaningful and creative way.
This title, written by ICT experts in the early years, Prof. John Siraj-Blatchford and Dr. Alex Morgan, is a step-by-step guide on how to teach children under 8 a variety of ICT.
This book is designed to be easy to follow by even the most technophobic of readers and contains practical advice on the following:
- How to create engaging and creative activities for children in the early years using a range of ICT
- A guide to the different types of ICT available, from Bee-Bots to white boards
- How to take ICT out of the classroom, with activities to use in outdoor play sessions
- How to use ICT in role play to promote children's creativity and imagination
- What ICT skills the EYFS and Welsh Foundation Phase require early years practitioners to deliver
- Ideas and case studies on best practice in using sustained shared thinking with young children
This is a must-buy for anyone wanting meaningful and child-friendly ways of approaching ICT with children under 8.
About the authors
This book is co-written by John Siraj-Blatchford, one of the leading academics involved in the development of ICT in early childhood. John is now an Honorary Professor at the University of Swansea and has written three other titles on supporting young children's purposeful use of ICT, this is the first title for a non-academic market.
Alex Morgan also co-authored this title, she is currently a Lecturer at the Centre for Child Research at Swansea University and Director for the BSc Early Childhood Studies for the University. Alex is a qualified teacher who has worked specifically on ICT and has worked on many research projects exploring ICT and sustained shared thinking in the early years.
"This book is clearly written and easy for practitioners to access, especially in a busy centre like ours ... We found the ideas very helpful in developing our ICT practice." Bernadette Duffy OBE, Thomas Coram Children's Centre
"This book is an eye opener. It shows how ICT easily could be used in everyday life with children in early childhood education, for learning about technology as well as for supporting different curriculum content." Professor Ingrid Pramling Samuelsson, Department of Education, Gothenburg University