Make the best use of ICT by integrating it into all areas of your primary planning using these top tips and lesson ideas
Given that our children spend hours on end playing with the latest gizmos and gadgets, it's no surprise that technology is infiltrating classrooms everywhere. But how can we ensure that primary students are learning to use ICT appropriately across the curriculum? Since almost all subject areas involve some form of information management, creation and presentation, it should be quite easy.
To make sure that it is, we’ve compiled a selection of helpful ideas and tools to help you get started on the road to ICT integration.
It's often useful for ICT coordinators to start by establishing staff’s knowledge through the use of this audit questionnaire, which not only helps to identify training needs, but also includes a spreadsheet to analyse and monitor results. In a similar vein, this ICT skills ticklist ensures that planning is progressive across all years.
To further enhance lessons, use this comprehensive activity sheet*, full of inspirational ideas, to help you to make the most of ICT in any lesson. And why not make sure that ICT is always at the front of your students’ minds with this cool alphabet display?
Embed a range of transferable skills across the curriculum with this short unit on conducting good internet research. For a supported approach to integrating ICT, try this digital story scheme to consolidate pupils' learning of any topic. Or, have some fun with stop-motion animation using this step-by-step guide, ideal for inspiring budding filmmakers.
And finally, make sure students are using their new-found ICT skills outside of the classroom with these ready-to-use, digital technology activities*.
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