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The Really Useful Book of ICT in the Early Years

The Really Useful Book of ICT in the Early Years Author Harriet Price
ISBN-10 9781135866792
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 200
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Practitioners and students wishing to know how very young children develop an awareness of ICT will find this text invaluable. ICT has arguably one of the biggest impacts on every-day 21st century life, so its inclusion in the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum reflects the need to encourage forward-looking practice in classrooms and nurseries. This book enables you to help young children develop their knowledge, understanding and skill in the use of ICT, with chapters from contributors with a wide range of practical experience. Full of ideas and new thinking, this practical guide shows you how to: promote independence in children's use of ICT through resources like digital cameras and role-play toys. explore the nature of creativity through ICT, using it to support the more traditional areas of art, music, dance and writing use ICT to enhance the physical and sensory aspects of outdoor learning experiences. harness the potential of ICT in reaching children with a variety of different learning needs, particularly those with profound and multiple learning difficulties, or autistic spectrum disorders. value children's home experiences of ICT and build on what they already know, and how to work with parents in developing their child's ICT capability. ICT can underpin all areas of learning for young children; this highly practical, inspirational and informative text is therefore relevant to all practitioners and students training in Early Years education.



Using ICT in the Early Years

Using ICT in the Early Years Author Alex Morgan
ISBN-10 9781907241864
Release 2013-02-13
Pages 46
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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.



Supporting Ict In The Early Years

Supporting Ict In The Early Years Author Siraj-Blatchford, John
ISBN-10 9780335227891
Release 2003-10-01
Pages 146
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"This book is an excellent resource for gaining understanding about the fundamental principles of ICT in the Foundation Stage curriculum... [The] principles of good practice in this book will not be outdated by new products or trends. The book is a well-balanced blend of theory and application. It has certainly helped to provoke and resolve ideas about the use of ICT in our settings." - Nursery World This book helps readers understand how very young children (from birth to six) develop an early awareness, and subsequently develop their knowledge, skills and understandings of information and communication technologies (ICTs). The rapid growth of ICT has prompted concerns among parents, educators and policy-makers over the suitability of many educational applications, and electronic toys, for young children. However, evidence is presented to show that the use of ICT by young children is compatible with the principles of a developmentally appropriate curriculum (DAC). In fact the authors argue that used imaginatively, many applications of ICT can make a significant and unique contribution to children's social and cognitive development. This is a significant book for students, parents,carers, teachers, and other professionals who want to provide a rich learning environment in education, and in teaching and supervising research in the early years.



The Really Useful ICT Book

The Really Useful ICT Book Author Jill Jesson
ISBN-10 9781136680403
Release 2012-10-12
Pages 224
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The Really Useful ICT Book is a practical and easy-to-use guide to give you all the confidence you need to use ICT really effectively inside and outside the primary classroom. It makes clear how ICT can be taught as a standalone subject, and how it can be used easily and imaginatively to enhance teaching other subjects. Jam-packed with ideas and templates to save you time, this friendly handbook offers an introduction to: using ICT inside the classroom – including interactive whiteboards, computer suites, VLEs and e-safety using ICT outside the classroom – including word processors, laptops, data loggers and digital cameras when and how to use a wide range of software and hardware – from spreadsheet packages through to digital photography, e-portfolios and software simulation using ICT in all subject areas practical suggestions for using ICT in cross-curricular topics using ICT to develop teacher and pupil creativity using ICT for assessment and in your professional role. With an emphasis on developing children’s creativity and on progression from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2, The Really Useful ICT Book is a comprehensive compendium of advice and inspiration for all training, newly qualified and experienced teachers, as well as those in support roles in primary schools.



Teaching Early Years Mathematics Science and ICT

Teaching Early Years Mathematics  Science and ICT Author Geoff Hilton
ISBN-10 9781743439265
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 240
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When young children first arrive at school, they generally know how to use a mobile phone and a tablet, and how to count, share and measure. They have a sense of wonder about the world around them. They expect to further interact with technology and to build and extend their mathematics and science knowledge. Teaching Early Years Mathematics, Science and ICT shows how teachers of children in their first three years of formal schooling can guide students in developing a sound understanding of the key concepts in mathematics and science in classroom and field activities. It shows how to select appropriate educational technology, and effectively and routinely integrate it into the learning experience, as part of students' wider classroom learning. Throughout, the authors make connections between children's out-of-school and in-school experiences, as well as connections across key learning areas. They provide real classroom examples of learning experiences which can be adapted for different year levels. A reflection template assists teachers in planning and successfully implementing teaching strategies to meet curriculum requirements. Teaching Early Years Mathematics, Science and ICT helps teachers bridge theory and practice in teaching children aged 5 to 8 years.



Computing and ICT in the Primary School

Computing and ICT in the Primary School Author Gary Beauchamp
ISBN-10 9781317239857
Release 2016-09-13
Pages 236
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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.



Inspiring Science in the Early Years Exploring Good Practice

Inspiring Science in the Early Years  Exploring Good Practice Author Di Stead and Lois Kelly
ISBN-10 9780335264537
Release 2015-02-01
Pages 170
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Inspiring Science in the Early Years Exploring Good Practice has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Inspiring Science in the Early Years Exploring Good Practice also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Inspiring Science in the Early Years Exploring Good Practice book for free.



Young Children in a Digital Age

Young Children in a Digital Age Author Lorraine Kaye
ISBN-10 9781317618959
Release 2016-06-23
Pages 140
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Young children are born into a digital world and it is not unusual to see preschool children intuitively swiping screens and confidently pressing buttons. There is much debate about the impact of the increased access to technology on young children’s health and wellbeing with claims that it damages their social skills and emotional development. This timely new textbook examines how developments in technology, particularly mobile and touch screen technology, have impacted on children’s lives and how when used appropriately it can support all aspects of their development. Clearly linking theory and research to everyday practice, the book offers guidance on: The role of technology in the early years curriculum Developing young children’s understanding of safe and responsible use of technology The role of the adult within digital play activities Using technology to enhance and develop young children’s creativity Technology and language acquisition Featuring a wide range of case studies and examples to show how the ideas described can be put into practice, this is essential reading for all early years students and practitioners that want to know how they can harness technology in a meaningful way to support young children’s learning and development.



A Guide to Developing the ICT Curriculum for Early Childhood Education

A Guide to Developing the ICT Curriculum for Early Childhood Education Author Iram Siraj-Blatchford
ISBN-10 1858563003
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 174
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This work shows how Information and Communications Technology (ICT) can contribute to children's learning, how it can be integrated into a play based curriculum and how it relates to key areas of learning such as collaboration, communication, exploration and socio-dramatic play. It outlines the ICT requirements in the UK Foundation Stage Curriculum Guidance, and it examines the international relevance and implications of ICT for young children. The text provides a critical account of the "digital divide", suggesting practical strategies for all the individuals and institutions working towards social justice. It offers guidance for the development of centre based practice and on curriculum integration and the selection of developmentally appropriate educational software. It also explores ergonomic issues, as revealed by research. How should children sit at a computer? For how long? What are the risks? Emphasis is placed on the processes of policy development and the realization of change and guidance is given on how to use development plans and evaluation tools.



The Really Useful Book of Secondary Science Experiments

The Really Useful Book of Secondary Science Experiments Author Tracy-ann Aston
ISBN-10 9781351270144
Release 2017-07-31
Pages 206
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How can a potato be a battery? How quickly will a shark find you? What food should you take with you when climbing a mountain? The Really Useful Book of Secondary Science Experiments presents 101 exciting, ‘real-world’ science experiments that can be confidently carried out by any KS3 science teacher in a secondary school classroom. It offers a mix of classic experiments together with fresh ideas for investigations designed to engage students, help them see the relevance of science in their own lives and develop a passion for carrying out practical investigations. Covering biology, chemistry and physics topics, each investigation is structured as a problem-solving activity, asking engaging questions such as, ‘How can fingerprints help solve a crime?’, or ‘Can we build our own volcano?’ Background science knowledge is given for each experiment, together with learning objectives, a list of materials needed, safety and technical considerations, detailed method, ideas for data collection, advice on how to adapt the investigations for different groups of students, useful questions to ask the students and suggestions for homework. Additionally, there are ten ideas for science based projects that can be carried out over a longer period of time, utilising skills and knowledge that students will develop as they carrying out the different science investigations in the book. The Really Useful Book of Secondary Science Experiments will be an essential source of support and inspiration for all those teaching in the secondary school classroom, running science clubs and for parents looking to challenge and excite their children at home.



Working Together for Children

Working Together for Children Author Gary Walker
ISBN-10 9781350001176
Release 2018-01-11
Pages 240
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Working Together for Children provides an account of the systems and processes of multi-agency work with several groups of children and their families. The key philosophy of the book is that such work is inherently complex, and only by understanding and grappling with these complexities can prospective or practising professionals within children's services contribute really effectively to multi-agency working. This second edition contains updated references to legislation and guidance underpinning multi-agency working, as well as fresh configurations of chapters to reflect new ways of categorising needs of, and organising support for, children in a variety of circumstances. New chapters are included for specific groups of children including coverage of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and youth justice. Reflection on practice, to help link policy with practice, is a theme running throughout the book, which uses features to assist the reader including: - information boxes giving further factual details of particular areas related to multi-agency working - reflective exercises including case studies - questions designed to stimulate reflection on issues raised - an appendix providing points to consider and suggestions for the exercises This introduction is for trainee practitioners in childcare or childhood related courses, education, social work, youth work and health care, or for those already working in such settings who are looking to improve their practice.



A Critical Companion to Early Childhood

A Critical Companion to Early Childhood Author Michael Reed
ISBN-10 9781473909311
Release 2014-11-03
Pages 360
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In this stimulating and provocative book the editors have drawn together a diverse and international range of respected authors, each of whom has taken a critical approach to the contentious question of how you define and achieve quality early childhood services. It is a book designed to provoke and promote critical dialogue and discourse amongst practitioners and students through critical engagement with the position of the authors within the text. I believe anyone who reads this book will be inspired and motivated to challenge and extend their thinking and professional practice, adopting the critical stance which lies at the heart of quality services for children and families. Professor Chris Pascal, Director of Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) Early childhood is a complex and important area of study where it is important to develop your critical thinking and reflect upon key issues. This book will help do both. It explores interrelated topics such as: Child development Play Safeguarding Professionalism Curriculum and Policy Each chapter will not only engage with what you need to know but help you develop your academic skills. The book also comes with lots of online resources which can be found at https://study.sagepub.com/reedandwalker and include: Podcasts from the authors of each chapter so you can better understand the key concepts PowerPoints to help you revise the essential information Journal articles related to each chapter provide further reading Michael Reed and Rosie Walker are both Senior Lecturers in Early Childhood at the Institute of Education, University of Worcester.



Multilingualism in the Early Years

Multilingualism in the Early Years Author Sandra Smidt
ISBN-10 9781317375319
Release 2016-04-19
Pages 150
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Multilingualism in the Early Years is a highly accessible text that examines the political, theoretical, ideological and practical issues involved in the education of children speaking two or more languages. Drawing on current research and thinking about the advantages and disadvantages of being multilingual, Smidt uses powerful case studies to reveal how language or languages are acquired. She explores language in terms of who shares it, its relationship to class, culture, power, identity and thinking, and its fascinating role as it moves from the personal to the public and political. More specifically the book studies: what it means to be bilingual through an analysis of the language histories submitted by a range of people; how language/s define people; a brief history of minority education in the UK; how practitioners and teachers can best support all young children as learners whilst they continue to use their first languages and remain part of and partners in their communities and cultures; being bilingual: an advantage or a disadvantage? the impact of multilingualism on children’s educational and life chances. Multilingualism in the Early Years is a really useful text for practitioners working with multilingual children, as well as any student undertaking courses in early childhood education.



Essential Early Years

Essential Early Years Author Louise Dryden
ISBN-10 0340888776
Release 2005
Pages 278
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Covers all aspects of early years theory and practice and child development in an accessible, comprehensive and highly readable way.



The Really Useful Drama Book

The Really Useful Drama Book Author Roger McDonald
ISBN-10 9781317288039
Release 2017-07-14
Pages 152
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The Really Useful Drama Book offers busy primary school teachers a collection of step-by-step drama sessions, inspired by high-quality picturebooks, that will engage children and promote enjoyable learning across the curriculum. Lively and thoughtful, the interactive drama sessions are structured around a wide range of texts, including wordless picturebooks, postmodern picturebooks, short stories, well-known texts by recognisable authors and some you may not have come across before, all chosen for their power to foster curiosity. The step-by-step sessions can also be adapted to incorporate your own ideas and passions, allowing you to structure them for the topics you’re exploring with your class. Each session is structured around two texts and offers a guide to the drama strategies used, teaching objectives, ideas for writing opportunities, problems, emotions and challenges to explore, and a clear guide to exploring each text. Ten key themes are explored: Suspense Prejudice Friendship Rhyme and rhythm War and conflict Nature Overcoming fear Possessions and obsessions Dreams Short stories With a focus on the crucial role of imagination in the classroom, The Really Useful Drama Book helps reclaim a purposeful, passionate pedagogy and shows teachers how drama can place children right at the heart of a story, encouraging their desire to ask questions, solve problems and search out new information.



Primary Schools and ICT

Primary Schools and ICT Author Neil Selwyn
ISBN-10 9781855395787
Release 2010-05-06
Pages 185
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The Really Useful Maths Book

The Really Useful Maths Book Author Tony Brown
ISBN-10 9781317913542
Release 2014-01-10
Pages 328
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The Really Useful Maths Book is for all those who want children to enjoy the challenge of learning mathematics. With suggestions about the best ways to use resources and equipment to support learning, it describes in detail how to make learning the easy option for children.An easy-to-follow, comprehensive guide packed with ideas and activities, it is the perfect tool to help teachers who wish to develop their teaching strategies. The second edition has been fully updated in light of the latest research, as well as in response to the new mathematics curriculum. It includes many more practical activities for each mathematical topic and explores exciting new areas. Key topics covered include: Numbers and the number system Operations and calculations Shape and space Measures, statistics and data handling Cross-curricular approaches Resources and planning for teaching and learning Contexts for making sense of mathematics Bridges, strategies and personal qualities Dialogue and interactive teaching International perspectives on teaching and learning Psychology and neuroscience to maximize learning. The Really Useful Maths Book makes mathematics meaningful, challenging and interesting. It will be invaluable to practicing primary teachers, subject specialists, maths co-ordinators, student teachers, mentors, tutors, home educators and others interested in mathematics education programmes. Tony Brown was formerly the Director of ESCalate, the UK Centre for Education in HE at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK. Henry Liebling formerly led Primary Mathematics Education at University College Plymouth, Marjon, UK.