Books and software for the computer age
These photocopiable activities and notes will help teachers apply IT to different subject areas. Each book includes an IT skills checklist, a record sheet, glossary and sample solutions using common classroom software packages. Slightly over-priced, they still provide methodical approaches to ensuring IT entitlement and making the most of applications.
The English activities use IT to explore technical language, the writing process, editing and presentation. The maths book includes data-handling, geometry and applied number problem-solving. Aimed at juniors, but could be adapted.
Jon O'Connor is head of Parkside First School, Boreham Wood, Hertfordshire.