Activities for Using the Internet in Primary Schools

Author: De Cicco, Eta
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317960459
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This text guides primary staff to Internet sites of value to the national curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2 offering appropriate ways of using ICT in the classroom. It contains practical activities, information and advice on developing and supporting class activities.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School

Author: Sarah Younie
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317667603
Format: PDF, Docs
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The new edition of Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School introduces practising and student teachers to the range of ways in which ICT can be used to support and extend teaching and learning opportunities in their classrooms. Fully updated and expanded with brand new chapters reflecting the abundant changes in the field since the first edition was published, it offers practical guidance underpinned by the latest research and teaching in the field. It is illustrated throughout with case studies and examples together with a glossary explaining key terms. It focuses on how technology-based practices can support the teaching of individual subjects, as well as a range of teaching and learning styles. Key topics covered include: Support reading and writing with ICT Enhancing mathematics with technology ICT in the foundation subjects Computer programming Creativity and ICT ICT and sustainability Linking home and school Digital technologies for special educational needs Mobile technologies Gaming and virtual worlds Assessment E-Safety Written for all training primary teachers, as well as more experienced teachers and ICT co-ordinators looking for guidance on the latest innovative practice,Teaching and Learning with ICT in the Primary School, 2nd edition offers advice and ideas for creative, engaging and successful teaching and learning.

Using ICT in the Primary School

Author: Carol Elston
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 184787889X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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`A valuable resource for all primary practitioners. This covers everything from turning on the computer, to the history of Government funding for ICT...I would recommend this as a valuable addition to staffroom resources and a friendly and accessible reference for trainee teachers' - TES website `I have really enjoyed reading this book, it is written in a clear, non-patronising way and the use of technical jargon is avoided. The information given is really informative and the activities are ones I could genuinely use during an ICT lesson' - Janine Thornhill, Higher Level Teaching Assistant (with ICT specialism) Looking for an easy-to-read guide to embedding ICT within the primary curriculum? This book is packed full of practical examples and suggested activities to help the busy teacher or teaching assistant. It provides the reader with the subject knowledge they need to confidently teach ICT skills and use ICT in planning, preparation and assessment. The focus is on the difference between learning ICT skills and applying ICT, with the emphasis placed on integrating ICT into the curriculum and learning by doing. Key features include: - practical guidance; - activities incorporating word processing, database, spreadsheet, graphics, control software and Internet use (including email); - advice on how to meet Foundation Stage and the ICT QCA scheme objectives for each year of primary education. This is an invaluable resource for trainee teachers, HLTAs and TAs, established teachers, supply teachers, ICT Coordinators and all other educational professionals involved in teaching or supporting ICT within primary education.

The Chicago Handbook for Teachers Second Edition

Author: Alan Brinkley
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226075281
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This new edition is thoroughly revised for contemporary concerns, with updated coverage on the use of electronic resources and on the challenge of creating and sustaining an inclusive classroom. A new chapter on science education and new coverage of the distinctive issues faced by adjunct faculty broaden the book's audience considerably.

The Internet and the Language Classroom

Author: Gavin Dudeney
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521684463
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This text explores the theory and application of the Internet in the traditional classroom environment; from using the Web and e-mail to creating Web projects and running e-mail exchanges.

Computing and ICT in the Primary School

Author: Gary Beauchamp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317239849
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now fully updated to reflect recent changes in the curriculum, Computing and ICT in the Primary School encourages teachers, and pupils, to realise the potential of a full range of ICT and computing resources. Tackling computing head on, this book enables trainee and experienced teachers to better understand what computing is and how to use ICT effectively in teaching and learning. It is not a ‘how to’ guide or a collection of lesson plans, but instead balances research-based theory with everyday experiences, challenging readers to understand teaching methods and how they translate into a range of suitable teaching and learning strategies using ICT. This book offers primary teachers the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan, teach and assess creatively to enhance learning across the whole curriculum. This second edition includes updates of all chapters and completely new chapters on: • mobile technologies • social media, and • modern foreign languages. Gary Beauchamp places theory and practice hand in hand, providing a uniquely relatable resource based on his own teaching practice, classroom experience and research. This text is crucial reading for both serving teachers and those in training on undergraduate and PGCE courses, Education Studies courses and MA (Ed) programmes.

50 Debate Prompts for Kids

Author: Patrick Daley
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439051798
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Should students get paid for attending school? Is year-round school a good thing? IF you find $100, is it yours to keep? Fifty topics kids will want to talk and write about. Reproducible debate sheets include pro and con points to get kids thinking about both sides of the issue.

Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools

Author: James Bird
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473905281
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lesson planning in line with the new Primary National Curriculum! This book goes much further than explaining to teachers the knowledge that the new computing curriculum requires. It is about teaching and learning, rather than simply teaching computing as an academic subject. The new computing curriculum is explored in manageable chunks and there is no "scary" language; everything is explained clearly and accessibly. You will find example lesson plans alongside every element of the curriculum as support and inspiration when planning your own lessons. It inspires an approach to teaching computing that is about creativity and encouraging learners to respond to challenges and problems using technology as a tool. Ideas for taking the lesson further, assessment and reflective questions for you are also included after each lesson. Did you know that this book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series? Table of Contents Algorithms and computational thinking in Key Stage 1/ Programming in KS1 / Manipulating digital data in KS1 / Programming in KS2 / Physical Computing in KS2 / Understanding computer networks in KS2 / Searching wisely for digital information in KS2 (Adam Scribbans) / Using technology purposefully in KS2 / Extending computing to meet individual needs in KS2 (Sway Grantham and Alison Witts) / Embedding computational thinking: moving from graphical to text-based languages (Mark Dorling) WHAT IS THE LESSONS IN TEACHING SERIES? Suitable for any teacher at any stage of their career, the books in this series are packed with great ideas for teaching engaging, outstanding lessons in your primary classroom. The Companion Website accompanying the series includes extra resources including tips, lesson starters, videos and Pinterest boards. Visit ww.sagepub.co.uk/lessonsinteaching Books in this series: Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Number and Place Value in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools, Lesson in Teaching Phonics in Primary Schools

How Students Learn

Author: Committee on How People Learn: A Targeted Report for Teachers
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309089506
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How Students Learn: Science in the Classroom builds on the discoveries detailed in the best-selling How People Learn. Now these findings are presented in a way that teachers can use immediately, to revitalize their work in the classroom for even greater effectiveness. Organized for utility, the book explores how the principles of learning can be applied in science at three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Leading educators explain in detail how they developed successful curricula and teaching approaches, presenting strategies that serve as models for curriculum development and classroom instruction. Their recounting of personal teaching experiences lends strength and warmth to this volume. This book discusses how to build straightforward science experiments into true understanding of scientific principles. It also features illustrated suggestions for classroom activities.