ICT in the Early Years

Paperback | December 1, 2006

byMary Hayes, David Whitebread

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"This thought-provoking book demonstrates that the application of technology in the delivery of the curriculum is so much more than this and should give early year’s educators confidence and encouragement to develop their own ideas in using ICT in innovative and imaginative ways."
Lynn Kennington, Early Education newsletter

  • How can computers and other ICT applications be most effectively used to support learning in early years settings?
  • Why is it important that young children use ICT in ways which are playful, creative and explorative?
  • What research has been carried out about young children using computers and ICT, and what does this tell us?ICT in the Early Years carefully considers the potential of ICT to provide opportunities for young children to learn through playful and creative activities, examining research and practice in relation to the educational uses of ICT with young children.

    The book raises important issues about teaching in the early years using ICT, such as giving pupils control, co-operative working, access and assessment. In addition, it:

    • Recounts recent research evidence
    • Provides practical ideas for early years teachers
    • Provokes debate about the future of ICT in early years educationThe book’s focus is on research outcomes, viewed through discussion of practical classroom approaches, with the pupil viewed as a competent learner and assessor. Emphasis is placed on creative and playful aspects of ICT, with the child as an active agent authoring, experimenting, and creating, rather than passively receiving.

      ICT in the Early Years is essential reading for teachers and teachers in training, and is also of use to other associated professionals, such as classroom assistants, home educators and nursery teachers. Parents with an interest in the use of technology in education will also find the book of genuine interest.

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"This thought-provoking book demonstrates that the application of technology in the delivery of the curriculum is so much more than this and should give early year’s educators confidence and encouragement to develop their own ideas in using ICT in innovative and imaginative ways." Lynn Kennington, Early Education newsletter How can com...

Mary Hayes was an early years teacher for twenty years and successfully integrated computers into a vertically grouped open plan situation in the days when software was loaded from a tape recorder! She now teaches at Nottingham Trent University where she teaches ICT on undergraduate and graduate courses and enjoys the time she is able...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:3.54 × 2.36 × 0.2 inPublished:December 1, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0335208088

ISBN - 13:9780335208081

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Planning and decision-making
The computer in the early years' setting
Creative ICT
a creative activity
Literacy and ICT in the early years
Constructive computing? ICT and mathematics in the early years classroom
Scientific ICT
Creativity, problem-solving and playful uses of technology
games and simulation in the early years classroom
Humanities and ICT in the early years
Visual literacy and how children use icons
Using ICT to enhance the learning of music
Futures and information overload
References
Index.