Teaching Information Technology in Primary Education

This course looks at what IT is and how it is different to computing science and digital literacy. Information is presented alongside practical ways to teach this to 5-11 year old students.

It covers these aspects of the Computing National Curriculum
Pupils should be taught to recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
Pupils should be taught to understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
Pupils should be taught to use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
(Red text is digital literacy)

If you are interested in having this course adapted for your school the please feel free to contact me.

Comments from Teachers attending this course are below

I have learned how the web/internet works. Taking part in practical activities really helped the learning process. I feel more confident in teaching/understanding  IT -Melina Demetrio

I loved the simple breakdown of the presentation. Made it so easy to understand the ins and outs of the internet. -Cally Xenophotos

Interesting session with interesting information and ideas -Louisa

Loved the interactive role-play situations for KS1 and also visual network made it a lot clearer.Elena Savva

I enjoyed the range of practical activities. These are things I can use in the class ASAP! Becks

Great course! Fun, understood a lot more. Role-play helped. Michelle

Really helped me to visualise basic concepts of how data-basing and networking work.A Mariasr

I have learned how to teach the idea of networking and how it is linked to their everyday livesMaria

I have enjoyed the role-playing because it helps children understand things better. Thank YouIrene Andronicou