Primary ICT Across the Curriculum

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Debbie Simpson, Mike Toyn
SAGE, Mar 24, 2011 - Education - 216 pages
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The changing landscape of primary teaching requires trainees to consider learning and teaching in new ways. This book supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS in teaching primary ICT across all areas of the curriculum. It takes a truly cross-curricular approach, highlighting meaningful links across the curriculum, and embraces the latest thinking and current good practice. A chapter on social networking and e-safety is included, giving essential guidance on this topical issue, and a section on developing your own skills in ICT focuses on strengthening trainees' subject knowledge. Throughout, interactive activities and case studies link theory to practice.

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Debbie Simpson is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, University of Cumbria with a specialism in ICT. Her Masters research was on the educational potential of learning technologies. She is currently researching the impact of the introduction of Virtual Learning Environments in Primary Schools for her PhD. Prior to joining the University she taught both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 in Primary Schools in Lancashire, and was coordinator for a project supporting ICT innovation in small rural schools.

Mike Toyn is a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cumbria where he also coordinates the teaching of primary ICT. His Masters research is into the use of digital technologies in education. His teaching interests are in the use of digital media to promote creative learning and using ICT to support interaction between learners. Prior to joining the university he worked as a primary teacher and held the role of ICT coordinator.

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