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Using ICT in The Early Years: Parents and Practitioners in Partnership

ISBN: 9781909280571
£16.99

Published: November 2013

Easy to follow activities for incorporating ICT, that even the most technophobic of teachers can follow

  • Uses technology to develop creativity and opportunities for outdoor play

  • Written by the leading UK expert on ICT in the early years

  • Includes up-to-date guidance to all of the UK curricula guidance on ICT.

In an increasingly technological world with growing curriculum demands for children to become technically literate, many early years practitioners feel simply lost at how to approach this topic with the under fives. This revised title, written by the foremost expert in Early Years ICT, John Siraj-Blatchford, is a step-by-step guide on how to teach young children a variety of ICT. Importantly, this book also answers what many in the early years are sceptical about, which is the ability for ICT to provide opportunities for creative thinking and collaborative role play and outdoor play.

Many different types of ICT are explained through activities that even the most technophobic of practitioners can carry out: from work with simulation games, through to programmable toys and Interactive White Boards. The guide also gives a thorough overview of the role of ICT within the current various UK curricula and what is expected of practitioners.

About the author

Alex Morgan is a lecturer in Education at the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University and Programme Coordinator of the Masters in Educational Practice Programme there. Previously, Alex taught in post-graduate initial teacher education, focusing on the areas of ICT, Science and DT.John Siraj-Blatchford is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Education and has published many books on the early years, including 'A Curriculum Development Guide to ICT in Early Childhood Education';. This practical book has been inspired by the decades of teaching experience both John and Alex have in teaching ICT at Primary Schools. Alex lives in Swansea and John lives in Cambridge, near to his old faculty.