ICT in the Early Years

ICT in the Early Years

ICT in the Early Years

ICT in the Early Years

Excerpt

The intention of this book is to look at the teaching of ICT in the early years with a view to helping the teacher to consider how the special nature of ICT can be used in teaching to develop children's learning. The concept of 'teaching for tomorrow' is intended to convey the dual purpose of the book - to assist with teaching tomorrow's lesson, but also that it focuses on tomorrow's citizens. The children we teach today are the adults who will be determining our own futures 'tomorrow', and it is our responsibility to enable them to make informed choices and to be in control of the technology they will use. All teachers are aware that the ideas they discuss with a class of children today may be modified in the future by new approaches or discoveries. We cannot second-guess the future for the children we teach, but we can try to take an imaginative approach in our teaching and keep ourselves informed about how the present situation is changing. This chapter is concerned with one such aspect, that of globalization, which is considered in relation to the book as a whole.

Children today have the world in their living rooms through the medium of television. In the last century, technology enabled them to watch men landing on the moon and a robot moving around Mars. Banks of huge computers were seen at the space centre, with the anxiety and delights of the people working at them. Mistakes were clear to all too . . .

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