Getting the Buggers Excited About ICT


Practical ideas and lesson plans for getting secondary school pupils and teachers excited about ICT.

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Practical ideas and lesson plans for getting secondary school pupils and teachers excited about ICT.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441198556
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 2/15/2011
  • Series: Getting The Buggers Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Karen Anderson is Head of ICT at Queen Margaret's School, UK. She has taught in both secondary and further education in the state and independent sectors and draws on her experience, knowledge and love of teaching for her ideas. A passionate advocate for innovative ICT teaching in all areas, she specialises in computer games design and eSafety. Karen is a Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Ambassador, and has contributed to several textbooks, exam board specifications and is a regular speaker at national conferences.

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Table of Contents

List of Activities vii

Introduction 1

How to use this book 2

The 'ICT - that's easy to teach' myth 3

Breaking the barriers to ICT 6

1 ICT as a Discrete Subject 13

ICT: The subject 14

The basics 17

Skills-based ICT 43

Problem-solving ICT 58

Multimedia 63

2 Other Elements of Teaching and Planning ICT 75

Assessing ICT projects 75

Making the 'boring' bits fun! 81

Teaching ICT without a computer 88

3 ICT as Part of Other Subjects 97

Cross-curricular responsibilities of an ICT teacher 98

Managing an ICT lesson: A guide for non-ICT teachers 100

4 ICT as a Leisure Activity (and How It Can Enhance Learning) 105

Leisure ICT at school 106

Leisure ICT at home 110

Extra-curricular activities 111

5 eSafety: The Skills to Be Safe Online 115

Cyberbullying 119

Privacy 122

The 3 P's: Prowlers, predators and paedophiles 125

How can you spread the eSafety message? 129

6 Taking ICT Further: Imagination, Independence and Inspiration 139

Extended independent projects 143

Getting girls into ICT 146

Digital natives and digital immigrants 149

The Future 155

Index 157

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